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GOAL 2:

DALLAS GENERATES AND USES RENEWABLE, RELIABLE, AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY

Targets

739,000 kW AND 3,695,000 kW SOLAR POWER INSTALLED WITHIN THE CITY BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.

 

20% AND 50% OF ALL DALLAS RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ENROLL IN RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY PLANS BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.

 Q3 Progress

Reported June 2022

The combined building and energy sectors account for the highest percentage of GHG emissions in Dallas (64%). While the City has committed to using 100 percent renewable energy, there is a desire to convert from using renewable energy credits to local on and off-site generation. In FY 21-22, 9 actions from this sector will be initiated, with 28 identified milestones. These actions include expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances. Implementation of these milestones will involve collaboration between the following City departments:

  • Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability

  • ​Building Services

 

Note: Actions marked as ongoing span multiple fiscal years, meaning efforts will be carried out continuously and therefore will not be marked complete until the end of this fiscal year.


Year Two Work Plan

COMPLETE: 12 Milestones

 

E2: Evaluate the potential for the City to make investments in energy storage technologies for both resilience and renewable energy development purposes

  • Energy storage assessments will be included as part of the feasibility studies for resilience hubs and renewable energy hubs for City buildings/facilities

E3: Continue partnership with public utility companies on an intensive program on renewable energy options

  • Meet with Oncor and/or local REPs to discuss collaborating on a campaign to promote renewable energy in commercial sectors

E4: Invest in programs through local community colleges to train and establish a local workforce that is focused on renewable energy technologies

  • Continue to develop and support the Green Warrior Project 

  • Encourage the hiring and/or training of local workforce for city contracts related to renewable energy 

E5: Build a regional strategic partnership to promote adoption of renewable energy

  • Continue rooftop solar revolving loan program as appropriations allow

  • Hold a roundtable and/or webinar regarding a regional approach to renewable energy; possibly at the North Texas Climate Symposium

E6: Establish and invest in renewable energy hubs through partnerships with the private sector

  • Evaluate at least 5 City buildings/facilities for renewable energy hubs based on the questionnaire and specs  prepared by NTREG and equity studies

  • Evaluate funding opportunities for feasibility studies (renewable energy hubs)

E7: Extend city efforts to develop more renewable energy projects on city facilities

  • Identify at least 10 City buildings/facilities for solar feasibility studies based on energy benchmarking data

  • Evaluate funding opportunities for installing solar PV identified in feasibility studies

E10: Advocate for renewable energy policies at the state and federal levels

  • Advocate for federal policies via Climate Mayors, USDN and/or other national partners

  • Advocate for grid resiliency through renewables at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT)