Energy is a key consideration for any community, given its high cost and importance in operations. It is often one of the largest items in a municipal or county budget, and volatility in fuel prices can make these expenditures unpredictable. Moreover, communities that do not diversify their energy sources risk interruptions to energy supply and difficulties for area residents. These challenges are often compounded when limited data sharing across departments makes it difficult to evaluate energy management across the community.

To address these issues, NCSEA has partnered with large cities such as the City of Raleigh and the City of Charlotte to analyze topics ranging from the strengths and weaknesses of current energy operations to a specific site assessment for the adoption of clean energy technology. NCSEA is also available to work with smaller communities to reach future goals, particularly when clean energy resources are utilized. Learn more about how NCSEA can help your community meet its growing energy demands.

Successful execution of a clean energy community guide offers benefits such as:

  • Savings on energy bills
  • Improved reliability & resilience
  • Economic development tools to attract new businesses
  • Coordination of energy practices across departments
  • Prioritization of cost-efficient energy measures
  • Establishment of benchmarks and metrics to accurately evaluate progress

For more information about how to conduct a similar analysis for your community, please contact Laura Langham, at

“As energy costs steadily increase over time, it is vital that Raleigh continue to maintain and further enhance its robust and stable infrastructure and economy to meet its growing needs.”