Continuing Action – Implement their Energy Roadmap Programs

The SANDAG Energy Roadmap Program provides no-cost energy assessments and energy management plans, or “Energy Roadmaps,” to SANDAG member agencies. Each Energy Roadmap provides a framework for a local government to reduce energy use in municipal operations and in the community, and can result in economic savings and environmental benefits. Once completed, the Energy Roadmap Program offers additional voluntary energy engineering services to help cities implement their Energy Roadmaps.

The Energy Roadmap Program received additional funding to complement the energy engineering services with climate planning support. Many of the Roadmap cities have adopted Climate Action Plans (CAPs), are in the process of preparing one, or are considering a CAP as part of a broader planning or greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan in addition to their Energy Roadmap.

The SANDAG Energy Roadmap Program is now able to provide a more holistic package of reduction strategies, to meet the needs of our member agencies. The Energy Roadmaps are available at www.sandag.org/energyroadmap.

SANDAG launched the third peer-to-peer subregional energy action collaborative including the four cities of Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, and Vista. Consultants began reviewing all energy engineering work for the Energy Roadmap Program. Work was initiated with roadmap cities to implement their Energy Roadmaps. Subregional Energy Collaborative meetings were held (North Coastal Energy Action Collaborative, South Bay Energy Action Collaborative, and Inland Cities Energy Collaborative).