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GreenStep City Best Practices Resilient Economic & Community Development

Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience
no. 29

Plan and prepare for extreme weather, adapt to changing climatic conditions, and foster stronger community connectedness and social and economic vitality.
  Best Practice Action 8      [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ]       [all actions]

Improve local energy resilience by minimizing fuel poverty, installing distributed renewable energy systems, and developing microgrids that can improve energy system resiliency.

Ensure innovative and equitable delivery of energy saving and renewable energy programs to low-income residents (including mobile-home owners, among others), through coordination with non-profit organizations, the local utility company, and the State Energy Office.
Assess opportunities to utilize city rights-of-way for innovative technology and systems to improve energy resiliency, in coordination with local utility companies.
Install clean energy systems for city-owned buildings and facilities, including islanding capability (with storage) for a redundant source of back-up power that can sustain function during extreme weather events.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Date action report first entered:   03/23/2017
Date of last report update:   03/23/2017
Year action initially completed:   2016
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Leech Lake implemented 40kW of solar energy to benefit low-income Tribal Members on the Energy Assistance Program (EAP). This project is in partnership with RREAL. We plan on constructing 4 additional 40kW solar PV arrays with all energy generation benefits passed onto EAP.

Outcome measures/metrics:
We expect this project to benefit up to 100 households in paying energy bills. This will decrease Leech Lake's dependence on fossil fuels.

For more information contact:
Brandy Toft (City staff)   |   air@lldrm.org   |   218-335-7429


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greenstep advisor
Laura Millberg, MBA, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience Principal Planner, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2568, Laura.Millberg@state.mn.us, https://www.pca.state.mn.us/quick-links/community-resilience