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Sustainable energy solutions for local governments

Reduce operating costs and improve your services with integrated energy solutions that balance cost efficiency, resilience, and environmental responsibility.
Local governments across the country are under pressure to reduce costs and maximize taxpayer dollars. They must deliver value by ensuring continuity of services and creating robust, safe communities. However, infrastructure is aging, and with local governments challenged to do more with fewer resources, deferred maintenance backlogs are growing. Modernizing infrastructure helps local governments cut operational costs, helping them better serve their community, improve quality of life for their residents, and meet resilience, efficiency, electrification, and carbon targets.

Capitalizing on opportunities to modernize infrastructure

Local governments have a fiscal and social responsibility to ensure the well-being of their community. They also have an opportunity to be leaders in the energy transition. The current landscape provides opportunities for local governments to accelerate the implementation of energy-efficient technologies and infrastructure.

The average building wastes about 30% of the energy it uses, and local governments have an opportunity to address energy conservation and improve efficiency


The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides a local fiscal recovery fund of more than $65 billion each to cities and counties to improve infrastructure


The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides more than $60 billion for state and local governments to address efficiency, resilience, and electrification

Maintain budget neutrality with EPC funding

While energy and infrastructure upgrades reduce overhead costs, limited budgets and conflicting priorities can restrict spending that doesn’t immediately impact frontline services. Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) help local governments maintain budget neutrality while implementing needed upgrades:

  • Requires no initial investment
  • Uses the energy savings achieved by the infrastructure improvements to finance the cost of upgrades
  • Pays for the project over time with the guaranteed annual savings
How energy performance contracts work
Local government brochure
Your energy and infrastructure goals are achievable
The right partner and energy strategy mean a faster path to reach your resilience, efficiency, electrification, and carbon targets. Download our brochure to learn how Centrica Business Solutions helps local governments balance planet, profit, and resilience.
Energy solutions for local governments
We deliver a full range of technologies and services that help local governments reach their energy, electrification, and infrastructure goals. They work together to optimize energy and infrastructure comprehensively, and we deploy them in the proper order for maximum energy savings and carbon emissions reduction.
Lighting systems

Reduce energy consumption and costs while promoting active engagement, productivity, and safety.

HVAC and mechanical

Improve comfort, morale, safety, and productivity while reducing energy consumption and costs.

Water conservation

Reduce water consumption, minimize wasted water, and lower operational and maintenance expenses.

Building envelope

Minimize heat transfer between interior and exterior spaces by addressing windows, roofing, and insulation.

Building automation systems

Automate tasks required to efficiently and cost-effectively operate multiple systems through a single, intelligent system.

Solar PV

Unlock value from rooftops, parking lots, and grounds by generating renewable energy on-site to reduce energy costs.

Battery storage

Store energy in battery energy storage systems to reduce demand charges during peak price times.

Heat pumps

Replace conventional heating systems with a low-carbon solution that meets environmental objectives.

EV charging

Support your constituents with on-site charging, generate revenue, and be more sustainable.


Boost resilience with a secure energy supply that keeps critical services operational at all times.

Learn how local governments can increase efficiency and ensure resilience in water and wastewater plants.
Why choose Centrica Business Solutions?
Integrated sustainable energy solutions
Integrated sustainable energy solutions
Remove complexity and deliver the most “add-on” value through our bundled, end-to-end energy solutions encompassing energy efficiency measures, renewable energy offerings, and demand response services.
Sustainable energy solutions
A structured approach and energy pathway
A structured, data-driven action plan
Link your objectives to a clear energy strategy with our engagement methodology that provides a clear and targeted approach to energy implementation, helping you achieve your energy and infrastructure goals.
Developing a tailored vision for facility upgrades
A partner that works with you
A partner that works with you
Meet your energy and infrastructure goals with a DOE-qualified and NAESCO-accredited energy services company that works with you to tailor integrated energy solutions, services, and financing to maximize your IIJA and ARPA funds.
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Energy solutions flexible financing
No upfront investment
Overcome budget constraints and finance your energy strategy with a range of options that allow you to implement multi-measure energy efficiency and clean energy projects – with no upfront cost.
Financing your energy strategy