Encourage investment in energy infrastructure, renewable energy, and the use of smart grid technologies to improve the efficiency, reliability, affordability, and sustainability of energy production and distribution.
NE9.1 - Promote the use of innovative energy financing mechanisms such as:
Energy performance contracting
Home energy loan programs for moderate- to low-income residents
Power purchase agreements
Property-assessed clean energy
NE9.2 - Encourage the installation of the latest smart-grid/metering technology by offering incentives and technical assistance.
NE9.3 - Create an energy assurance framework to assess strategies for enhancing energy security and community resiliency.
NE9.4 - Participate in regional efforts to support the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging infrastructure.
NE9.5 - Partner with local energy providers to develop alternative fueling stations for compressed natural gas, liquefied propane, biofuels, and electric vehicles.