• Local governments, who are actively emerging as leaders in addressing climate change, and electric utilities in the United States, are increasingly setting climate and energy goals.
  • Utility-customer cooperation and collaboration will be essential to meeting their ambitious targets—partnership agreements provide one pathway to accelerate action to meet ambitious goals.
  • City-utility partnership agreements can provide a framework to align and achieve broad sustainability efforts and enable long-lasting and productive engagement to achieve climate and energy goals.
  • Based on the experience of several U.S. cities, this paper identifies common elements of partnership agreements, as well as tips and considerations for implementing them, which can help cities evaluate the opportunity to use agreements to meet their goals.
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