Cities-LEAP approach: helping cities with energy analysis and planning






(This webinar took place on 19 October 2017. To watch the recording and download the presentation, please click HERE).

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed original, replicable methodologies to estimate sector-specific energy data for every U.S. city. The resulting City Energy Profiles are made public on the State and Local Energy Data site.

Currently, NREL is working with ten cities to demonstrate pathways from data to decision making — using the data generated through Cities-LEAP and available on the State and Local Energy Data site to help cities make more strategic energy decisions.

Megan Day will present the approaches taken for data collection and the types of analysis to inform on municipal energy planning using the Cities-LEAP Toolbox with the experience of the United States. She will also present the case of a city and the use of the toolbox to better inform the policy-making process.

The webinar will be held in English language, from 15:00 to 16:00 CET. Participation is for free. To register, please write an e-mail to

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Megan Day

Project Leader in the Strategy, Policy, and Implementation Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA

Megan is a certified planner leading analysis and technical assistance on local renewable energy planning at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She manages the Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) project, which provides city-level analysis and data for every U.S. city to enable more strategic energy decisions.