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Energy, Technology

Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) Program

The Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program provides communities with expertise and tools to achieve their clean energy goals.

C2C connects local governments, tribes, electric utilities, and community-based organizations with national laboratory experts and customized, cutting-edge analysis to achieve clean energy systems that are reflective of local and regional priorities. By bringing together innovative technology, state-of-the-art modeling, and unique abilities to test clean energy plans before installing them in the field, C2C can help close the gap between clean energy ambitions and real-world deployment. Communities lie at the heart of C2C, recognizing that when it comes to clean energy, each community has different institutional contexts, resources, challenges, opportunities, and ambitions. C2C fosters community-led innovation with tailored support, from goal-setting and project development to technology deployment.

C2C offers three types of support to communities: in-depth partnerships, peer-learning cohorts, and expert match.


In-depth partnerships support eligible applicants may include community teams composed of local governments, community-based organizations, and utilities.

Peer-learning cohorts support eligible applicants vary by cohort, but can include tribal, city, town, and county governments; metropolitan and regional planning organizations; electric utilities; and community-based organizations.

Expert match eligible applicants include city, town, county, and tribal governments; metropolitan and regional planning organizations; community-based organizations; nongovernmental organizations; utilities; and universities.

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