In 2012 the Redwood Coast Energy Authority Board of Directors adopted a Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy (CAPE) intended to support achieving energy-related goals in Humboldt County.
County of Humboldt General Plan
The County of Humboldt’s Draft General Plan Energy Element identifies the Redwood Coast Energy Authority as the regional energy authority which will “foster, coordinate, and facilitate countywide strategic energy planning, implementation, and education through a Comprehensive Energy Action Plan”. This action plan consists of implementation measures specific to the functions of RCEA as the regional energy authority for Humboldt County and in alignment with the mission and purpose stated in RCEA’s Joint Powers Agreement, which is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient and renewable resources available in the region. The current draft of the County General Plan Energy Element is available here.
Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy - CAPE
The CAPE supports achieving these goals through strategies that specifically address: Regional Energy Planning & Coordination, Energy Reliability & Security, Economic Development, Built Environment Efficiency, Education, Water & Waste, Transportation, and Energy Generation & Utility Services. The full CAPE document is available here.
The Energy Element Background Technical Report prepared in 2005 is available here.