Climate Change & Energy

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The City of Alexandria has earned SolSmart Silver designation from the national designation program recognizing cities, counties, and regional organizations that foster the development of mature local solar markets known as SolSmart. To learn more about the SolSmart program and what else the City is doing to further solar development, see City's renewable energy page.


On October 22, 2019, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a climate emergency, recognizing that climate change poses a grave threat to everyone in Alexandria and around the world. For more information about the Climate Emergency Resolution read the City's news release. To learn more ways to reduce your carbon footprint check out the focus areas below!


Office of Energy Management

The City of Alexandria established the Office of Energy Management in 2009 when it hired the City’s first Energy Manager. Energy Management helps to execute the City’s goal of an accountable, effective, & well‐managed government. Energy Management 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. The Office of Energy Management 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 the Office of Energy Management click here!


Focus Areas


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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?




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