The Energy Policy Center will be leading a study to look at how the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County might benefit from cleaner and more secure energy delivery systems.
Cleveland State University's Energy Policy Center
and Case Western Reserve University’s Great Lakes Energy Institute
will collaborate on the project, supported by system engineers from the International Council on Systems Engineering, along with Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland and Cleveland-based district energy utilities. The study will seek to understand the likely cost of development, the resulting costs for ratepayers, and the likely interest in participation by businesses, non-profit institutions and residents. While the study will evaluate the potential for microgrid development in Downtown Cleveland, it will also consider other places in Cleveland that have district utilities, such as University Circle.