The City is committed to conserving energy. On June 12, 2014 Tempe City Council adopted a goal to provide a minimum of 20% of the municipal operations energy from renewable energy sources by the year 2025. Here are some of the projects and programs the City has going on right now to ensure this goal is met.
One of Tempe’s goals is to increase the use of sustainable, efficient and clean alternative energy in city facilities and operations. Check here for updated information on all of the City's past, present and future solar installations.
As utility costs continue to increase, the City must look for new ways to conserve resources and energy. In our efforts to save money, reduce energy use and conserve our resources, the City of Tempe is implementing an energy conservation plan that includes changes and improvements to buildings, procedures and employee contributions.
Tempe is implementing its energy conservation plan by updating lighting, rewiring controls, installing thermostats and sensors and repairing mechanical equipment. In addition, the City received $377,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds and a $432,500 Community Development Block Grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for streetlight retrofits. The City plans to convert more than 2,000 high pressure sodium streetlights to induction lighting to help reduce energy use.