ECEE National Workshop

Community Voices on Equity

Challenge Statement

“Utilities have an obligation to provide safe, affordable, reliable energy to all. We believe the time has come to expand the traditional compact in the utility sector to include clean energy and new perspectives on equity.

We must consider the impacts on the grid, the traditional utility business model, and customers, especially around affordability and access. Particular attention is needed to ensure that at-risk customers share the benefits of the transition to a clean energy economy.

It is critically important that we get the right balance. Please join us in the Equity in the Clean Energy Economy (ECEE) Collaborative.”

Jamie Wimberly

– Jamie Wimberly, CEO, DEFG


ECEE Principles


Improving universal access, including clean energy

Ensuring inclusion in strategy/decisions (procedural equity)

Ensuring fair division of costs and benefits (distributive equity)


Significantly reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants

Adapting to & mitigating negative climate change impacts

Promoting sustainable approaches to serving at-risk customers


Keeping the lights on and maintaining power quality

Adapting grid for distributed generation and smart tech

Providing greater resiliency for vulnerable communities


Lowering energy burden on at-risk customers

Providing greater access to financing and consumer credit

Evaluating clean energy investments on rates and rate design