COLORADO'S LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY SOLAR DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
The Colorado Energy Office conducted a low-income community solar demonstration project in collaboration with eight rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. This project had a significant impact on the lives of subscribers, and there are many lessons learned for utilities, policy implications, and future iterations of similar projects. Emily Artale presented an overview of the demonstration project and the lessons learned to the Clean Energy States Alliance in October of 2017.
HOW TO SET EFFECTIVE AND MEASUREABLE SUSTAINABILITY GOALS
Developing robust, defensible, and transparent goals is the foundation of success for any sustainability initiative or program. In this webinar we will draw from our consulting work and share with you our experiences on how to best define goals that are valuable and meaningful to your constituents and how to develop and track performance metrics that will ensure your goals are being me. You will learn: (1) the essential questions to ask before setting your goals; (2) what your peers are doing; (3) how one goal can lead to multiple outcomes; (4) how to develop a strategy to develop your goals; and (5) how you can track your goals to ensure program success!
INCREASING TRANSPARENCY OF THE SOLAR GARDEN PROCESS: FOUR QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK WHEN CONSIDERING PARTICIPATION IN A SOLAR GARDEN
Understanding the risks, "what-if" scenarios, and marketing implications of participating in a solar garden can be quite daunting. In this webinar we will breakdown the risks and "what-if" scenarios by shedding light on some of the major assumptions used to determine utility savings and payback periods. In addition, we will explain how Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) may or may not help you meet your renewable energy goals. In turn, you can use this information to develop analyses and increase confidence in your purchasing decision.