Target: Develop and adopt the City's Clean Energy Plan for 2050 by 2024.
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:
- City facilities to be 100% renewable by 2035.
- City-owned, light-duty vehicles and StarMetro mainline busses to be 100% electric by 2035.
This year, the City Commission unanimously adopted the Clean Energy Plan. Developed with considerable community support, this plan fortifies our continuing transition to a reliable, affordable, clean energy future -- one that will create local jobs, stimulate our economy, and strengthen Tallahassee’s position as one of the cleanest, healthiest, most desirable, and energy-affordable cities in the nation. Protecting our natural resources and preserving our unique character are integral to creating a resilient, prosperous, enjoyable future for our community.
The Clean Energy Plan is the result of extensive technical and operational analysis, community input, and industry tracking. It will guide focused efforts in the coming years as the City works to become a 100 percent net clean renewable energy community by 2050.
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, City Fleet has expanded to 61 light duty all-electric vehicles and 65 hybrid electric vehicles (EVs), with another 13 EVs and 65 hybrids on order.
- 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.
Electric and Gas. Last updated: December 2023