Renewable Energy Policy


Plano will increase the use of solar power and other renewable sources for city infrastructure, facilities, and operations and encourage residents and businesses to make renewable energy improvements that diversify the energy supply, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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Actions

REN1
Develop energy conservation education and energy efficiency retrofit programs and identify appropriate new financing opportunities for energy efficiency and solar energy installations for commercial, residential, and civic buildings.
On Track
REN2
Create a marketing campaign that increases awareness and participation with the city’s Smart Energy Loan Program, Housing Rehabilitation Program, and Great Update Rebate Program to provide homeowners and renters assistance in upgrading their homes to be more energy and water efficient.
Complete
REN3
Explore public/private partnerships for the development of energy efficiency programs with private utility companies.
Pending
REN4
Increase renewable energy participation with homeowners and business owners by supporting private initiatives such as Solarize Plano.
In Progress
REN5
Evaluate the feasibility of using rooftops of public facilities and parking garages for renewable micro-power generation, such as solar.
On Track
REN6
Evaluate the feasibility of geothermal energy as an alternative energy source for public and private buildings.
In Progress
REN7
Negotiate higher renewable energy minimums with the city’s electric providers at the time of contract expiration.
Complete
REN8
Establish a cost-effective program for replacing city vehicles operating on fossil fuels with those that operate on alternative fuels or electricity.
In Progress
REN9
Review the Zoning Ordinance and amend as necessary to facilitate the development of alternative fuel distribution facilities.
Pending
REN10
Seek grants to assist with the funding for alternative fueling stations and electric charging stations.
In Progress


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