What is Community Power?

We define community power as a project or approach in which:

  • Local stakeholders own a majority share of the project or organization, or
  • Community members or a locally based organization control decisions related to the projects, or
  • The majority of the project or organization’s social and economic benefits are distributed locally.

Community power projects come in all different shapes and sizes: from a school that wants to go solar to a statewide network of citizens that support community renewables. What unites community power groups is an interest in creating a decentralized renewable energy system that benefits everyone. 

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