Develop and adopt the City’s Clean Energy Plan for 2050 by 2024.

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Target: Develop and adopt the City's Clean Energy Plan for 2050 by 2024.

Current: Nearing completion.

The City of Tallahassee’s services are guided by our Clean Energy Resolution. Adopted in 2019, the Resolution formalizes the City’s commitment to energy sustainability and sets aggressive goals to reinvent Tallahassee's energy future by mid-century, including:

  1. City facilities to be 100% renewable by 2035.
  2. City-owned, light-duty vehicles and StarMetro mainline busses to be 100% electric by 2035.

This year, staff continued the development of a Clean Energy Plan (CEP). The CEP is expected to be completed presented in the beginning of 2023. The City has made significant progress towards transitioning all City facilities, fleet, and mass transit vehicles to renewable or electric power, including:

  • City Solar Energy: The City’s two large solar fields generate 62-megawatts of solar power and together remain the largest airport-based solar farm in the world. Today, all City buildings are powered through solar energy. Additionally, the City employs a variety of alternative energy solutions, including rooftop solar photovoltaic installations and solar thermal water heaters.
  • City Fleet Transition: To date, 15% of the City’s light-duty fleet is electric with 25% anticipated by 2024.
  • StarMetro Transition: The City currently has 21 all-electric buses, positioning FSU as one of the first universities in the country to be served by all-electric buses.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: The City Commission approved the development of the PowerTLH electric vehicle (EV) charging station program which will bring public EV charging stations to multiple locations throughout the City. Staff have identified three initial sites and are in the design phase of development.

Staff have completed the Energy Integrated Resource Planning (EIRP) study. The EIRP study identified viable technologies and policies supporting clean energy, specific to the City’s existing infrastructure. The City then took the results of the EIRP study and approached residents about how the City should pursue its clean energy goals. Results from community outreach and EIRP study will shape the City’s Clean Energy Plan roadmap.

Electric and Gas. Last updated: December 2022