Wisconsin Clean Cities in 2020 began the Statewide Assistance for Energy Resiliency and Reliability (SAFER2) grant program, assisting the Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) in developing a comprehensive statewide effort to improve energy emergency plans at the local level.
- Improve state and local response to energy emergencies.
- Gain a better understanding of the resiliency of critical energy infrastructure around the state.
- Provide templates and best practices for energy emergency plans.
- Enhance understanding of roles and responsibilities of both state and tribal/local partners
- Make recommendations for energy technology integration into mitigation plans including: energy efficiency, renewable energy, micro-grids, and solar+storage on critical facilities, alternative fuel vehicles for resilience.
Wisconsin Clean Cities Role:
- As one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s more than 75 Clean Cities Coalitions, Wisconsin Clean Cities acts to support the nation’s energy and economic security by building partnerships to advance affordable domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.
- Providing unbiased expertise and a fuel neutral perspective Wisconsin Clean Cities performed “Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Feasibility Studies” for participating communities.
- Analysis was done based on information and data collected by Wisconsin Clean Cities during interviews and focused on fleet segments of greatest interest by participants. Reports were constructed to act as a reference and not a substitute for strategic decision-making that may incorporate other administrative and operational factors.
- In-depth fleet assessments leveraged tools to provide total cost of ownership and greenhouse gas emissions data. Analysis of available infrastructure and resources for infrastructure development were included as appropriate.
- Reports were followed by presentations on findings and education/outreach to government participants.
Learn more about the SAFER2 program in our recent webinars: