Utilizing City-Utility Partnership Agreements to Achieve Climate and Energy Goalsby , , and -
U.S. local governments, such as cities and counties, as well as many investor-owned electric utilities, are increasingly setting ambitious climate and energy targets. To achieve these targets, customer-utility innovation and collaboration is essential.
Although customers and utilities have traditionally collaborated, these working relationships may need to expand or go further than before to achieve their desired goals and galvanize the market transformation required to address the global climate challenge.
City-utility partnership agreements, which can be utilized to align and achieve climate and energy goals through agreed upon outcomes and expectations, offer one opportunity to explore and pursue long-term engagement.
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