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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: August 5, 2011

Contact: Autumn Salamack, Resource Conservation Manager
360-337-5670 or

No: 2011-054


Kitsap County Selected to Participate in Community Energy Strategic Planning Academy

(Port Orchard, WA) – The Board of Kitsap County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Kitsap County has been selected to participate in a new US Department of Energy (DOE) Community Energy Strategic Planning Academy (Academy). The interactive Academy is being launched to help cities and counties across the United States develop strategic energy plans with energy goals tailored for each community.

Kitsap County was selected based on existing efforts to reduce energy use within County operations. These efforts include a commitment to achieve clean energy goals, the creation of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan for County facilities, and development of the county-wide RePower Kitsap energy efficiency program.

Later this month, Kitsap County staff will attend online Academy workshops and receive training to help community leaders develop an energy vision and strategic plan. The Academy will also provide Kitsap County staff with tools for creating targeted community energy goals and assistance in indentifying funding sources to achieve those goals.

Academy trainers are leaders in the field of energy, such as the DOE, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Kitsap County will also share best practices and learn from counties across the nation with similar governmental structure, community size, and opportunities for regional collaboration. A total of 14 counties and 43 communities nationwide will participate in the Academy.

For more information, please visit the CESP Academy website or contact Autumn Salamack at or (360) 337-5670.

Additional Link:

US Department of Energy (DOE)
Community Energy Strategic Planning Academy


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May 27, 2014