COMMUNITIY REVITALIZATION OVERVIEW
LOCAL ENERGY PRODUCTIONMany communities have access to local, distributed energy resources that are currently underutilized or wasted. The potential exists for communities to develop and utilize energy supplies that are closer to home, rather than relying on a faraway energy supply.
SECURITYLocal production and consumption of energy reduces a community’s dependence on central grids and pipelines, thereby enhancing security. By situating energy production sources closer to home, a community can be responsible for its own energy assets.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITSHarnessing distributed energy resources can bring other benefits, such as the creation of jobs, reduced environmental impact, and a decrease in energy costs.