The Energize Fresno case study and tools allow decision-makers to continue to optimize the value of future projects in Fresno. Beyond Fresno, these tools can be adapted for use in other cities, allowing the deployment of future advanced energy projects to proceed more quickly and efficiently.
In order ensure the deployment of high quality, cost-effective projects that would contribute to community prosperity, the Energize Fresno team first conducted background research to learn more about the municipal, commercial, and community stakeholder engagement opportunities in the City of Fresno.
Successful deployment of advanced energy technologies also requires an aggregated view of funding opportunities to best layer and leverage available market-ready products. To assess funding opportunities for Energize Fresno projects, the team developed a funding toolkit that includes a database of funding and financing products, a funding taxonomy defining the array of existing products in the market, and a funding layering methodology for deploying advanced energy technologies. Using these tools, the team analyzed each project to identify options for funding advanced energy technology improvements.
The Energize Fresno team then developed a comprehensive project pipeline process to demonstrate (1) the various project pipeline components, (2) the pipeline development and analysis process, (3) the resource savings from the pipeline, (4) the process by which the projects will support the buildout of development sites and activity centers, (5) the implementation process for the program components of the pipeline, and (6) how the performance of the portfolio will be measured, verified and reported.
The Energize Fresno Master Community design is the result of a comprehensive planning process based on input from a wide range of community stakeholders and robust technical analysis. It combines the outputs and resources from the EPIC Phase I planning grant process into a package of information for Fresno decision makers and for use in other cities, to understand, develop, and support an Advanced Energy Community.
Master Community Design Appendix
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