One important way for municipalities to reduce their impact on the environment is through the generation and use of renewable energy to power their operations. For many municipalities, this can include the installation of solar panels and geothermal systems on municipal properties and the electrification of fleet vehicles. For some communities, hydroelectric, wind, or nuclear power could provide opportunities for diverse, clean power sources. Even in cases when a municipality cannot own or maintain a renewable system on its own, it can still elect to switch its electric sourcing from fossil fuels to renewables by working with its electricity supplier.
Energy Data Instructions
To share your energy data with Sustainable PA, please download the Sharing-energy-data Sustainable PA file linked below. The file contains instructions about what and how to report. When the spreadsheet is complete, upload it to the sharing energy data question using the attachment function on the online program portal. You must upload the completed spreadsheet as an excel file with the file name “YYYYMMDD_Municipality_Energy data.”