Wisconsin Clean Cities and Milwaukee County Partnership for the Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) Program!
At Wisconsin Clean Cities, we are dedicated to driving sustainable change and promoting clean energy solutions. Our collaboration with Milwaukee County for the Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program represents a significant milestone in our commitment to fostering environmentally friendly practices within local communities.
Empowering Communities for a Greener Tomorrow
The Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program is a groundbreaking initiative designed to bridge the gap between local governments, electric utilities, community-based groups, and experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory complex. This partnership brings together the resources and expertise needed to accelerate the deployment of clean energy systems tailored to the unique priorities of communities across the nation.
Tailored Support for Local Innovation
We recognize that every community is unique, with its own set of needs and interests. C2C embraces community-led innovation by providing customized assistance across key sectors, including renewable power, grid infrastructure, mobility solutions, and building efficiency.
C2C offers three distinct levels of engagement:
- In-depth Technical Partnerships: These multi-year partnerships provide comprehensive cross-sector modeling, analysis, and validation. Coupled with direct funding, they empower 4-5 carefully selected teams of local governments, electric utilities, and community-based organizations to reach their clean energy goals and overcome specific challenges.
- Peer-Learning Cohorts: Small groups of local governments, electric utilities, or community-based organizations come together for approximately 6 months of collaborative learning. These cohorts facilitate knowledge exchange, enabling participants to tap into the expertise of lab professionals and each other. Together, they develop program proposals, action plans, strategies, and best practices on a pre-determined clean energy topic. Cohorts will include approximately 100 communities in total, fostering a supportive environment for collective progress.
- Expert Match: For more immediate needs, C2C offers short-term assistance (40-60 hours) with one or more technical experts. This valuable resource is available to help address near-term clean energy questions or challenges for up to 200 communities, ensuring timely solutions to pressing issues.
Join Us in the Clean Energy Revolution
Wisconsin Clean Cities and Milwaukee County invite you to be part of this transformative journey toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. Together, we can make a difference in our communities and create a positive impact on the environment. Whether you’re a local government, electric utility, or community-based organization, C2C is here to support you in your clean energy endeavors.
To learn more about how you can get involved in the Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program or to explore partnership opportunities, please contact us. Together, we can meet communities where they are and pave the way for a greener tomorrow.