Network+Knowledge: SolSmart Certification for your City or County

Wed, April 21, 2021 11:00-12:00 PM

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Join SolSmart and the Atlanta Regional Commission to learn how your city or county can benefit from getting SolSmart certified. SolSmart is a Department of Energy-funded certification program that evaluates local government practices for impacts to solar markets. In this session, we will discuss how communities can take advantage of the program’s no-cost technical assistance to identify solar improvements within your community and get recognized for your efforts. Hear from a certified SolSmart community on the why they decided SolSmart certification was right for them, how they utilized the program’s technical assistance, and an overview of their designation/review process.

11:00am – 11:05am – Welcome (Skyler Stirling – Atlanta Regional Commission)
11:05am – 11:25am – SolSmart Overview (Toyah Barigye – Solar Foundation)
11:25am – 11:35am – Putnam County’s SolSmart Story (Lisa Jackson – Putnam County)
11:35am – 11:45am – City of Atlanta’s SolSmart Story (Shelby Buso – City of Atlanta)
11:45am – 12:00pm – Q&A/Open Discussion/Closing Remarks (Kelsey Waidhas – Atlanta Regional Commission)

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Join SolSmart and the Atlanta Regional Commission to learn how your city or county can benefit from getting SolSmart certified. SolSmart is a Department of Energy-funded certification program that evaluates local government practices for impacts to solar markets. In this session, we will discuss how communities can take advantage of the program’s no-cost technical assistance to identify solar improvements within your community and get recognized for your efforts. Hear from a certified SolSmart community on the why they decided SolSmart certification was right for them, how they utilized the program’s technical assistance, and an overview of their designation/review process.

11:00am – 11:05am – Welcome (Skyler Stirling – Atlanta Regional Commission)
11:05am – 11:25am – SolSmart Overview (Toyah Barigye – Solar Foundation)
11:25am – 11:35am – Putnam County’s SolSmart Story (Lisa Jackson – Putnam County)
11:35am – 11:45am – City of Atlanta’s SolSmart Story (Shelby Buso – City of Atlanta)
11:45am – 12:00pm – Q&A/Open Discussion/Closing Remarks (Kelsey Waidhas – Atlanta Regional Commission)

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are seeking resources for older persons and individuals with disabilities, contact us at404-463-3333 or visit empowerline.org.

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