Pathways to Decarbonization: Community

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This project will prepare the organization to lead the community as the recognized subject matter expert on decarbonization and environmental stewardship,leading community initiatives to transition towards a low-carbon future. OPPD engaged HDR to provide strategic direction for the Community project, prioritizing areas of focus and identifying potential partners to make meaningful impacts across service territory communities.

OPPD has been intently focused on developing an actionable strategy to decarbonize operations within direct control, including power generation, operations facilities, and fleet. Pathways to Decarbonization also considers another vantage point towards decarbonization, encompassing community-scale strategies that reach beyond those traditionally considered by electric utilities.

  • Identify specific community organizations to play an active and educated role in setting policy and strategic direction.
  • Document positions and strategies for advocacy based on value to decarbonization.
  • Develop plan to support Product Development on strategies with large impact to community organizations.
  • Develop plan to partner with a pilot community to demonstrate and learn from broad applicability of certain product strategies (per Customer plan).

We know that our work towards net-zero carbon enables change greater than electricity alone. Decarbonization will change nearly every aspect of our daily lives.

  • How we consume electricity in our homes, business, and industry
  • How we get around and transport goods
  • How the food we eat is grown and produced
  • How we manage waste

A net zero-carbon electricity grid opens doors for other community-scale decarbonization opportunities, such as electrified transpiration and buildings.


This project will prepare the organization to lead the community as the recognized subject matter expert on decarbonization and environmental stewardship,leading community initiatives to transition towards a low-carbon future. OPPD engaged HDR to provide strategic direction for the Community project, prioritizing areas of focus and identifying potential partners to make meaningful impacts across service territory communities.

OPPD has been intently focused on developing an actionable strategy to decarbonize operations within direct control, including power generation, operations facilities, and fleet. Pathways to Decarbonization also considers another vantage point towards decarbonization, encompassing community-scale strategies that reach beyond those traditionally considered by electric utilities.

  • Identify specific community organizations to play an active and educated role in setting policy and strategic direction.
  • Document positions and strategies for advocacy based on value to decarbonization.
  • Develop plan to support Product Development on strategies with large impact to community organizations.
  • Develop plan to partner with a pilot community to demonstrate and learn from broad applicability of certain product strategies (per Customer plan).

We know that our work towards net-zero carbon enables change greater than electricity alone. Decarbonization will change nearly every aspect of our daily lives.

  • How we consume electricity in our homes, business, and industry
  • How we get around and transport goods
  • How the food we eat is grown and produced
  • How we manage waste

A net zero-carbon electricity grid opens doors for other community-scale decarbonization opportunities, such as electrified transpiration and buildings.


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11 months