Having gathered a team, done a baseline energy assessment and created an energy plan, the next step is to get the entire community involved. Ideally, community engagement should be one of the first steps in developing an energy plan. Effectively carrying out a community plan requires a diverse team at each step of the way. As the plan is presented to the community it is also crucial that equity considerations be thoroughly considered.
If you haven’t done so already, make sure all key stakeholders have seen and provided input into your energy plan. These should include:
Discussions with these groups will not only improve the plan, but they will uncover diverse and original ways to carry it out. And, along the way, you will identify champions to carry different initiatives forward.Read More