Green Power Partnership
|Sonoma County, CA / General Services Department|
|Location||Santa Rosa, CA|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)||5,477,397|
|Percentage Green Power||27%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Partner's Reporting Period||1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014|
|Latest Annual Report Received On||2/24/2015|
|Environmental Web Page|
Sonoma County has long been a leader in responding to climate change. The County’s General Services Department houses the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program, an early innovator in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing; the Sonoma County Energy Watch program, a local government partnership with PG&E, which provides energy efficiency services to government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses; and the Sonoma Green Business Program, which recognizes businesses that protect, preserve, and sustain our environment.
The county is also home to a number of other groundbreaking efforts. In December 2014, the White House recognized the Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority as one of 16 national Climate Action Champions for bringing together the County and all of the local municipalities to collaboratively work on addressing climate issues. Also, Sonoma Clean Power, one of California’s first community choice aggregation programs, began operations in early 2014. Additionally, the Sonoma County Water Agency has committed to operating a carbon free water system by 2015. Finally, the non-profit Center for Climate Protection blazed the trail by developing the county’s first Community Climate Action Plan and convincing all ten local governments to adopt the boldest GHG emissions reduction targets in the U.S. at the time.