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Developing a Strategy

Developing a Strategy

Many cities are interested in purchasing renewable energy but have not yet clearly defined their goals or strategy. The information contained here provides a step-by-step framework to help city staff complete these initial stages.

The first section, Understand the Current Situation, focuses on understanding your city’s needs, clarifying priorities, and establishing well-defined, broadly supported goals.

Once you have established your goals, you need a strategy to achieve them. The Prioritize Initiatives section describes the process to identify, evaluate, and select renewable energy transaction structures for your city. Following this process, you will be ready to move onto the second stage of this procurement guidance, which focuses on project execution for specific renewable energy projects and transactions.

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