Current and Past Peer-Learning Cohorts

Explore topics from current and previous Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) peer-learning cohorts, managed by NREL, that have helped communities advance local clean energy progress.

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January 2024 Cohort Topics and Communities

Evaluating and Prioritizing Municipal Buildings for Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization Investment

  • Ames, Iowa
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Crafton Borough, Pennsylvania
  • Hailey, Idaho
  • Howard County, Maryland
  • Key West, Florida
  • Mount Vernon, New York
  • Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Salem, Oregon
  • Skokie, Illinois
  • Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Windham, Maine

Enhancing Resilience at Critical Municipal Facilities Through Solar, Storage, and Microgrids

  • Albemarle County, Virginia
  • Bellevue College, Washington
  • Cook County, Illinois
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Edmond Electric, Oklahoma
  • Lander, Wyoming
  • LUMA Energy, Puerto Rico
  • Mesa, Arizona
  • Miami, Florida
  • Morris, Minnesota
  • Penobscot Indian Nation
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Sipayik Resilience Committee
  • Stowe Electric Department, Vermont
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma

Integrating Community Priorities into Electric Vehicle Plans and Projects

  • Bellevue, Washington
  • Bronzeville Partners, Illinois
  • Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Pennsylvania
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • Fort Collins Utilities, Colorado
  • Greater Portland Council of Governments, Maine
  • Ithaca, New York
  • Missoula, Montana
  • North Miami, Florida
  • Salt Lake County, Utah
  • San Jose, California
  • SEEED, Inc., Tennessee
  • Sovereign Energy, New Mexico
  • Vancouver, Washington

July 2023 Cohort Topics and Communities

Planning and Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Deployment

  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • Bozeman, Montana
  • Broward County, Florida
  • Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization, Arkansas
  • Greater Portland Council of Governments, Maine
  • Keene, New Hampshire
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Loveland/Larimer County, Colorado
  • Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
  • Montgomery County, Maryland
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Olympia, Washington
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Whatcom County, Washington

Explore the topics that were highlighted in this electric vehicle charging cohort.

Implementing a Municipal Clean Energy Procurement Strategy

  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, Vermont
  • Commerce City, Colorado
  • Dunedin, Florida
  • Erie County, New York
  • Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Loveland/Larimer County, Colorado
  • Midlothian, Texas
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • New Rochelle, New York
  • Oldsmar, Florida
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Reading, Pennsylvania
  • St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Explore the topics that were highlighted in this municipal clean energy cohort.

Incorporating Community Voices in Clean Energy Planning and Deployment

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Massachusetts
  • Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, Vermont
  • Fairfax, Virginia
  • Fremont, California
  • Glendale Water and Power, California
  • Idaho Falls Power, Idaho
  • Ithaca, New York
  • Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • Lowell, Massachusetts
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments, Texas
  • Palm Springs, California
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Reno, Nevada
  • San Diego Association of Governments, California

Explore the topics that were highlighted in this community voices cohort.

Pilot Topics

The first round of pilot topics and participating communities included:

Moving From Idea to Implementation: Starting on the Pathway to 100% Clean Energy

  • Apex, North Carolina
  • Baltimore City, Maryland
  • Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  • Centre Region Council of Governments, Pennsylvania
  • Commerce City, Colorado
  • Dillingham, Alaska
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma
  • Lawrence, Kansas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Norman, Oklahoma
  • Orange County, North Carolina
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Rochester, New York

Accelerating the Deployment of Equitable, Grid-Friendly Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Burbank, California
  • Centralina Regional Council, North Carolina
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Clark County, Nevada
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cook County, Illinois
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • Missoula, Montana
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

Unlocking Clean Energy for All: Financing Strategies for a More Equitable Energy Future

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Burbank, California
  • Burlington, Vermont
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cohoes, New York
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • City and County of Denver, Colorado
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Los Angeles, California
  • San Diego, California
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Westminster, Colorado