April 23, 2021
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Since 2013, seven local governments have established PACE programs including the cities of Corinth, Dallas, Farmers Branch, and Princeton; the Town of Prosper; and Navarro and Tarrant Counties. This program has been implemented by these local governments to support economic development, environmental, and other community goals.
As local governments and institutions set ambitious renewable energy goals, on-site solar installations and utility solutions may not help them in meeting or exceeding those goals. At the request of the North Texas RISE Coalition, an informational webinar is being provided for local governments interested in renewable energy contracts and to hear about an opportunity hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).
WRI/RMI is developing a cohort to offer free workshops, tools, resources, and peer learning opportunities to help small groups of local governments (and/or other local institutions) procure large-scale renewables at economies of scale. The WRI/RMI team will be walking participants through the aggregation process and facilitating group alignment on key elements of a joint RFP for a physical or virtual power purchase agreement (PPA). The cohort will combine plenary sessions - on topics like legal and accounting challenges and risk mitigation - with small group discussion.
The cohort will run between May 2021 and June 2022, include monthly webinars, and feature about 10 groups from regions across the country. There are no commitments required to join but attending the monthly virtual workshops is needed to be successful.