Kitsap County Selected to Participate in Community Energy Strategic Planning
(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
firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 337-5670.
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Community Energy Strategic Planning Academy