Communities & Governments
Working together for a better energy future
Communities Taking Action
Local governments, schools, and organizations are leading the way and demonstrating the value of going solar. Community Solar and K-Solar bring together communities and schools to realize the benefits of group purchasing and education.
Microgrids help communities reduce costs, promote clean energy, and make the electric grid stronger and more reliable. Microgrids are local energy networks that are able to separate from the electrical grid during extreme weather events, allowing them to continue to provide power to residents and important operators such as hospitals and first responders.
Riders took 3.5 billion trips on public transit in New York State in 2013—more than any other state in the nation. Population growth, traffic congestion, and air pollution are some of the toughest transportation-related challenges facing many communities in New York State. Local government and community programs are working to provide you with smarter, cleaner transportation options.
Recent studies suggest that compliance with Energy Code for buildings can be greatly improved statewide. Because buildings represent roughly 60% of New York’s total energy consumption, there is significant opportunity for energy savings.