Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between the City of Rosemount and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). City of Rosemount facilities, including wells, fire stations, and city offices are powered with traditional electrical service. The City is interested in switching to alternative energy sources that prove to be cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The goal of this project was to assess and make recommendations for the use of solar, wind, and other alternative energy sources to power municipal facilities. In collaboration with city project lead Christine Watson, Public Works Coordinator for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in PA 5242: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making researched case studies of alternative-energy-powered municipal facilities throughout Minnesota and analyzed funding sources and lessons learned from each case. A final report and presentation from the project are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in PA 5242: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making, taught by Carissa Schively Slotterback in spring 2015.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Bodene-Yost, Zizanie; Gurung, Tashi; Oldham, Mary.
Alternative Energy Opportunities in Rosemount, MN.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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