Request for Quote:
Planning & Development Services (PDS) is seeking a Renewable Energy Expert to assist the County in completing the Comparative Analysis on ways to achieve the 90% Renewable Energy program. We are seeking a consultant firm/expert with extensive expertise in renewable energy to assist with the scope of work, evaluation of proposals, and input on the study as it is completed. Responses to the Request for Quotes (RFQ) are due July 16th, 2018. Please note that the consultant firm contracted through this RFQ would be ineligible for the upcoming Request for Proposals contract for the Renewable Energy Program Comparative Analysis.
Request for Information:
The County is looking to launch the Comparative Analysis that will assess ways to achieve the 90% Renewable Energy CAP measure. The County has released a Request for Information (RFI) with the draft scope of work for the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Comparative Analysis . The County will be holding an open meeting on July 9, 2018 at 5560 Overland Avenue, Suite 270, Conference Room B, San Diego, CA 92123 to take input and questions on the scope of the RFP and respond to any questions on the process. All input on the RFP draft scope must be in writing and is due July 16th, 2018. Be a part of crafting the RFP so that the Comparative Analysis addresses your concerns!
The County of San Diego has long been committed to protecting the environment, and over the last decade has taken several steps to address sustainability and reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 14, 2018, builds upon these efforts and provides a blueprint moving forward to continue to address a changing climate.
The CAP identifies specific strategies and measures to reduce GHG emissions in the largely rural, unincorporated areas of San Diego County as well as County government operations. The CAP aims to meet the State's 2020 and 2030 GHG reduction targets, and demonstrate progress towards the 2050 GHG reduction goal. With existing legislative reductions, the County is on track to meet the 2020 reduction target.
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Project Documents and Technical Reports:
Final County of San Diego Climate Action Plan Appendices
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (including Appendices, Findings, and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program) - to be posted shortly
The CAP is a programmatic plan that identifies specific measures that, coupled with State legislative actions, will cumulatively help the County meet its 2020 and 2030 reduction targets. GHG reduction strategies, specific outcome based reduction measures, and supporting efforts are organized under five categories.
Each measure has an implementation timeframe, associated cost, and funding mechanism. Over time, the County will monitor, review, and update the CAP to ensure continued effectiveness and progress toward meeting the 2020 and 2030 emissions reduction targets, and 2050 goal.
February 14, 2018
Board of Supervisors Hearing on the County’s draft Final Climate Action Plan. Click here to view the Hearing.
January 18, 2018
Planning Commission Hearing on the County's draft Final Climate Action Plan. Click here to view the Hearing.
October 20, 2017
Planning Commission Informational Meeting. Click here to view the meeting.
Public outreach and stakeholder engagement has been essential in the development of the CAP. Throughout the planning process, the County of San Diego collaborated with the community at large including 50 stakeholder groups with the environmental, business, and community sectors, and during more than 100 public workshops, meetings, and events. During the public review period, which ended September 25, 2017 the County held four public informational meetings to engage members of the community, and multiple meetings with environmental, business and community groups.
In October 2016, the County’s Department of Planning & Development Services (PDS) staff was granted the “Outstanding Public Involvement” award for the CAP’s Public Outreach and Engagement Plan at the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) San Diego Chapter Awards and Scholarship Banquet. The Outreach Plan established a framework of stakeholder meetings and community events to engage diverse audiences, synchronized with key project milestones.
The County's Climate Action Plan is aligned with and builds upon many other County efforts through complementary implementation-focused actions.