Energy & Climate

Provide energy efficiency and conservation management, energy generation project management, and electric and gas utility coordination for all City departments.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Provide energy management services for City departments that include energy conservation, renewable energy generation development, and energy and bill payment and auditing.


Pursue funding opportunities for energy conservation and renewable energy projects.


Provide technical support and project management for energy conservation and renewable energy projects for all City departments.


Administer the power purchase agreements for the City’s alternative energy generating facilities.


Identify opportunities for savings, rebates or project funding for energy-related projects.


Manage the development of the City's Climate Action Plan updates and subsequent implementation of strategies


Coordinate and support city-wide climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts


Design and implement innovative and forward thinking strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Santa Barbara.


Coordinate at a regional scale on energy and climate efforts.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

Complete the installation of a solar array and battery energy storage system at the Granada Garage by June 2023.


Complete Draft Climate Action Plan and present it to Sustainability Committee and Council by June 2023.


Complete Draft Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan and present it to Sustainability Committee and Council by June 2023.


Streamline permitting processes for energy and building electrification projects including development of on-demand permitting for stand-alone storage and revisions to solar permitting guidelines by June 2023.


Assist other City departments in their compliance with the City’s Municipal Green Building Policy including providing design support on the Police Station and Airport Terminal Expansion and Parking Structure projects.


Develop request for proposals, launch, and manage implementation projects identified in the Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan including development of a regional shoreline monitoring program, a wastewater and water systems vulnerability and adaptation options report, and a feasibility study for raising the Harbor breakwater, groins, and walkways.

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MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023