Springfield Signs on to Get Ready for 100
Upon the recommendation of the Springfield Environmental Advisory Commission, Springfield Township was one of the first municipalities in Montgomery County to publicly commit to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy. In fulfilling the pledge, the Township has actively taken steps to reduce municipal energy consumption and utilize renewable energy. To that end, the Board of Commissioners authorized Springfield to enter into a partnership with the West Chester based Practical Energy Solutions to analyze our energy consumption and make recommendations to lower our energy usage.
Springfield Township Clean Energy Purchases
The Board of Commissioners also approved a 12 month contract with Constellation Energy to transition the electricity consumed at the Township’s municipal campus from traditional electricity generation sources to renewable energy. This agreement was made possible through the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s Municipal Utility Alliance Program. Constellation Energy was selected by the League through a competitive Request for Proposal process. This transition to 100% renewable energy resulted in an added total cost of under $600 to the Township.
Springfield Pursues Sol-Smart Designation
In another move to promoting the use of renewable energy, Springfield Township has initiated the process of becoming one of a select few municipalities in the region to obtain a Sol-Smart designation. SolSmart is a national program led by the International City/County Management Association and The Solar Foundation that provides free technical experience to municipalities in the hopes of encouraging local use of solar power.