Oct 15: Arlington’s Plan For 100% Renewable Electricity & Carbon Neutrality

Oct 15: Arlington’s Plan For 100% Renewable Electricity & Carbon Neutrality
Where: Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Bluemont Room
When: Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Free, Open to all

In September 2019 the Arlington County Board adopted a revision to its Community Energy Plan. This update, an element of Arlington’s Comprehensive Plan, establishes a goal of 100 percent renewable electricity community-wide by 2035, and carbon neutrality by 2050.

This presentation will describe the modeling and key assumptions from the analysis underlying the plan, and the dramatic changes needed in the electric grid for Arlington (or any other community) to achieve these ambitious goals. Key factors include: strong growth in distributed renewable electricity within Arlington and the region; electric energy storage; utility-scale renewable electricity generation; and widespread electrification of transportation. All of this will require a smarter, more dynamic, transactive grid.

The talk will also discuss the tension between policies to increase energy efficiency and policies to increase use of renewable energy, inviting discussion with participants.

John Morrill is the Energy Manager for Arlington County, Virginia. He helped establish and now co-leads the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE), the County’s award-winning climate action program.

6:00 – 6:25 pm Social Hour, Snacks and Refreshments
6:25 – 6:30 pm Chapter announcements
6:30 – 7:30 pm Presentation
7:30 – 8:30 pm Questions, Comments

Please RSVP/Register so that we can provide for adequate refreshments


Co-sponsored jointly by IEEE Northern Virginia/Washington Power & Energy Society Chapter, in cooperation with the Control Systems, Industrial Application Societies of Northern Virginia and the Reliability Society of Northern Virginia and Washington. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association for electronic engineering and electrical engineering.