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CECAP DASHBOARD
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.

 Quarter 3 Progress

Reported July 2021

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 20-21, six actions from this sector will be initiated, with 16 identified milestones. These actions include expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances and will involve interdepartmental collaboration of the Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, Building Services, Sanitation Services, Office of the Bond Program, and the Office of Government Affairs.

View the full Year One Work Plan here.

COMPLETE: 9

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

  1. Identify potential partners (counties, school districts, universities, etc.)

  2. Develop strategic partnerships to increase investment in renewable energy projects

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

  1. Evaluate funding opportunities

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

  1. Complete Community Solar Technical Assistance Grant Project from USDOE Grants to attain recommendations for City Community Solar Program to benefit low-income residents. 

  2. Initiate Community Solar Pilot Program

  3. Identify funding sources for design and installation of renewable energy projects for multiple city facilities.

E8: Continue to implement Green Energy Policy for city facilities. 

  1. Continue to implement Green Energy Policy

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

  1. Advocate through U.S. Climate Mayors for policies that facilitate decarbonization of the power sector

  2. Work with Texas mayors to advocate the state legislature to increase the Texas Renewable Portfolio Standard to 90% zero-carbon electricity by 2050.

IN PROGRESS: 7

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

  1. Develop educational programs focused on commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors

  2. Partner with stakeholders (local utilities, PACE program, educational institutions, etc.), to participate in public information program

  3. Explore new financing opportunities such as grants and subsidies

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

  1. Establish criteria rubric for renewable energy hubs

  2. Identify institutional and contractual requirements to form partnerships for joint development of renewable projects

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

  1. Initiate renewable energy feasibility study to identify suitable locations for installing solar photovoltaic panels on City of Dallas facilities

  2. Identify opportunities for partnerships that can facilitate the implementation of renewable energy projects