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The energy needs of the five-county GroWNC region continue to evolve as the population grows and new businesses are being attracted to the region. The GroWNC region is striving to become a sustainable, healthy, and economically prosperous region. A key aspect of
sustainable growth is a clean and efficient energy supply that is secure and reliable currently and well into the future.

Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Energy Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on the workgroup’s webpage. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.

Solar Panels in Downtown Asheville | Image Credit: LandDesign

Sample Strategies

EI2.10: Provide no-cost energy efficiency assessments to existing commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Read more »
EI1.5: Promote renewable energy production in rural areas, such as regionally grown and processed biofuels. Read more »
EI2.6: Work with energy utility companies and cooperatives to promote residential energy audits using free online tools, such as ENERGY STAR and Duke Energy, or a professional energy auditor. Read more »
EI2.7: Identify tools and strategies to assist businesses and governments in identifying easily-achievable tasks to save electricity and reduce environmental impacts. Read more »
EI1.3: Support policies to allow third-party sales of renewable energy. Read more »