Northern Virginia Regional Energy Strategy

In May 2011, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission approved development of a Northern Virginia Regional Energy Strategy. The regional strategy requires the following:

  • To develop regional energy actions that support local and regional energy goals
  • To bring together local energy goals, savings targets and measurement strategies to facilitate common actions
  • Complete energy use and greenhouse gas emission inventories in those localities not having a complete inventory
  • Opportunities for regional actions include:

    • Establishing a broad based energy efficiency program alliance
    • Providing training and assistance in developing district energy systems
    • Supporting energy-based economic development
    • Coordinating regional participation in utility solar demonstration and other programs
    • Expanding local green business challenges, and more
  • View the Regional Energy Strategy document, adopted by the Commission on May 26, 2011
  • View Presentation made by Stephen Walz, NVRC's Director of Regional Energy Planning, at the May 26, 2011 meeting of the Commission
Read more about Community Energy Planning and the efforts underway in Northern Virginia