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Juneau Renewable Energy Strategy

September, 2017: JCOS has transmitted the Juneau

Renewable Energy Strategy document to the CBJ

Assembly for their consideration. Building from the

community values and Assembly direction reflected in the

Juneau Climate Action Plan (2011), CBJ Comprehensive

Plan (2013), and the Juneau Economic Plan (2015),

JCOS has developed a strategic path toward a resilient,

lower-cost, renewable energy future for Juneau.

To read the draft plan, click on the cover, below.

The energy strategy document benefited from extensive

community review and public comment. During 2016, JCOS

solicited comments on the draft plan and received over

120 comments from individuals and 7 comments from

organizations. In response to specific concerns, JCOS met

with the Cruise Line Industry Association and the Juneau

Chamber of Commerce. As a result, JCOS modified the final

document to reflect important and useful information.

To read the public comments, click on the cover, below.

Draft Energy Plan
Public Comments on Energy Plan

This strategic plan originated as a priority recommendation in the Juneau Climate Action and Implementation Plan (CBJ Resolution 2593, Nov. 2011). In 2015 the CBJ contracted with the energy consulting firm Stantec to develop an initial draft of this strategy which was completed in 2016. The Energy Committee of the Juneau Commission on Sustainability (JCOS) served as a sounding board, and assisted CBJ staff in reviewing and revising the draft. JCOS also assisted in conducting an extensive public review process between July 2016 and January 2017.

 

The purpose of the Juneau Renewable Energy Strategy document is to define goals for Juneauís energy future, focusing on more efficient use of existing capacity and new energy supplies, and to develop strategies and policies for achieving these goals. This report is the first step in that process, providing the background information and framework needed to take the next steps.

 

CBJ and the Juneau Commission on Sustainability solicited public feedback during the drafting of the strategic plan.Compiled comments can be accessed, above. Respondents include: Alaska Electric Light & Power Co., Juneau Hydropower, Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Interfaith Power & Light, Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp #70, Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, CBJ Docks & Harbors Department, Alaska CAN!, and many individual community members.