Clean Energy for Low Income Communities

Clean Energy for Low Income Communities

The Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) aimed to lower energy bills for low-income communities through a voluntary partnership between DOE and state/local governments. The goal was to better understand and address low-income energy challenges and demonstrate a wide range of locally designed energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy solutions. Low-income households spend about 8 percent of their income on energy costs, three times more than average. Partners committed $335 million to help 155,000 low-income households access energy efficiency and renewable energy benefits, collecting resources and lessons learned into the CELICA Toolkit.

Accelerator Map: View our Partners
Get Involved

Better Buildings programs host interactive webinars featuring a variety of topics exploring cost-effective ways to integrate energy savings into their daily building operations. 

Partner Portal

This is a partners-only page for the Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator.

CELICA Toolkit

Explore tools and resources that address energy equity barriers based on the needs identified by participants in the Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities Accelerator.

Featured Solutions

A web-accessible, interactive platform that allows users to build their own state, county, census tract and city profiles with specific household energy characteristics associated with various income levels and housing type, vintage, and tenure.
An overview of the various tools and resources within the CELICA Toolkit, including individual CELICA partner accomplishments.
An overview of the year one accomplishments of CELICA, including program planning tools for CELICA partners.

Priorities

Partners

A-Z

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Association for Energy Affordability
BlocPower
California Energy Commission
Chattanooga, TN & EPB Electric Power
Clean Energy States Alliance
Community Action Partnership of Oregon
Community Action Program of Evansville and Vanderburgh County
Couleecap Community Action Agency
Ecolibrium3
EEtility
Elevate Energy
Energy Efficiency for All
Energy Outreach Colorado
Gary, IN
GRID Alternatives
Groundswell
Holland Board of Public Works
Local Government Commission
Newark, NJ
NYSERDA
Oakland, CA
Opportunity Council
Philadelphia Energy Authority & Philadelphia, PA
Posigen
Renewable Energy Transition Initiative
Rocky Mountain Institute
San Antonio Public Housing
State of Colorado
State of Connecticut, Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource Energy & Illuminating Holdings Corporation
State of Florida
State of Illinois
State of Iowa
State of Michigan
State of Missouri
State of Tennessee
State of Washington
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Tennessee Valley Authority
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Vote Solar

Location

Arkansas

EEtility

California

California Energy Commission
GRID Alternatives
Local Government Commission
Oakland, CA

Colorado

Energy Outreach Colorado
Rocky Mountain Institute
State of Colorado

Connecticut

State of Connecticut, Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource Energy & Illuminating Holdings Corporation

District Of Columbia

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Groundswell
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future

Florida

State of Florida

Illinois

Elevate Energy
State of Illinois

Indiana

Community Action Program of Evansville and Vanderburgh County
Gary, IN

Iowa

State of Iowa

Louisiana

Posigen

Michigan

Holland Board of Public Works
State of Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

State of Missouri

New Jersey

Newark, NJ

New York

Association for Energy Affordability
BlocPower
Energy Efficiency for All
NYSERDA

North Carolina

Renewable Energy Transition Initiative

Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Energy Authority & Philadelphia, PA

Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN & EPB Electric Power
State of Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Authority

Texas

San Antonio Public Housing

Vermont

Clean Energy States Alliance
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Washington

Opportunity Council
State of Washington

Wisconsin

Couleecap Community Action Agency