Climate Change & Energy

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Climate Change & Energy

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  • SolarizeAlexandria Campaign Returns in Spring 2019 to Help Residents and Businesses Go Solar!

    SolarizeAlexandria, a program to make it easier and more affordable for residents to install solar power systems on Alexandria homes, will hold its fifth annual campaign April 16 through June 14. The program provides a free solar site assessment for your home or business; discount pricing through bulk purchasing; project facilitation and qualified installation; financing and federal tax incentive options; and qualification for the City of Alexandria's Solar Energy Equipment Tax Exemption.

    New this Year – Electric Vehicle Chargers

    A new addition to this year’s program is the option to purchase a level 2 electric vehicle charging station for your home or business. This 240-volt electric vehicle charging station provides an electric vehicle charge up to 20 miles’ range per charging hour! However, electric vehicle charging stations are not eligible for the City’s Solar Energy Equipment Tax Exemption. 

    Office of Energy Management

    The City of Alexandria established the Office of Energy Management (OEM) in 2009 when it hired the City’s first Energy Manager. OEM helps to execute the City’s goal of an accountable, effective, & well‐managed government. OEM delivers the following services: Utility Acquisition, Management, & Analytics; City Operations Energy Management; City Electrical Infrastructure Management; Energy Assurance and Reliability; Utility Regulatory and Policy Affairs; and Community Energy Management. OEM is also responsible for executing the City’s Climate Change and Energy goals from the Environmental Action Plan. The Office is a creative, entrepreneurial group located within the Department of General Services. 

    To learn more about OEM’s Environmental Action Plan focus areas, see below!

    Focus Areas

    EAP Climate Change IconClimate Change

    EAP Energy IconEnergy

    What Would You Like to Learn More About?

    How do I install solar power on my home or business in the City?

    How much does the City government contribute to the City’s greenhouse gas emissions?

    What is the City doing to reduce energy use?

    What can I do to reduce my greenhouse gas emissions?

    What can I do to reduce my energy use?

    What are the benefits of owning an electric vehicle?