San Diego, CA Regional Energy Plan
Status: Enacted in December 1994
Source File: http://www.sdenergy.org/uploads/energy_plan.pdf
San Diego's 1994 Regional Energy Plan included a Small-Scale Distributed Power Generation goal. The objective of this measure was to increase awareness of distributed power generation technologies generally; to ensure that institutional and legal barriers do not impede their development (e.g. siting standards) and to encourage their use when meeting small increments of the region's electric needs. This is a perfect example of how a local government can begin to encourage local power production.