Transition Towns, Conversion Cities
Relocalization and greening of your community's energy supply offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve local energy security, both in physically more reliable power, and in reduced local economic exposure to increasingly volatile fossil-fueled power prices.
Localizing power is also key to reducing strains on existing power grids, and freeing up capacity through systematic demand reductions at the substation. Through local upgrades of distributed energy resources like renewable distributed generation, conservation and energy efficiency measures including microgrids, battery storage and building automation as well as lighting and heating retrofits, communities can build energy resilience from the ground up, focusing investment on homes and businesses rather than costly transmission system upgrades or expansions.
LPI CleanPowerSF In-City Buildout Regulatory & Policy, Permitting, Risk Analysis, Contracting, Energy Cost Model, Financial Model and Budgetary Estimate (2013)
LPI San Francisco Program Report (2009)
LPI San Francisco's 360 MW Rollout Implementation Plan (2007)
LPI Sonoma County Renewable Energy Secure Communities (RESCO) - Final Report (2013)
LPI Sonoma RESCO Data Collection Report
Boulder Localization Standard Electricity and Natural Gas (2011)
Boulder Energy Future Consultant Reports Page
LPI Staff Article Reprinted from Architecture Magazine and Architecture California