Today, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) announced the official launch of the Energy Communities IWG Navigator at the annual Just Transition Fund Convening in Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm who serves as the administrator of the Energy Communities IWG.
The Energy Communities IWG Navigator is a dedicated team of experts who can answer questions and direct energy community stakeholders to the federal agency partners or resources related to grant assistance, infrastructure, workforce development and more.
“What makes the Navigator unique is that it’s real people on the other end of that form who are committed to the success of energy communities across the country. Our team is equipped with years of knowledge and experience, and is ready to provide the support many energy community leaders need to access critical resources and investments for economic revitalization,” said Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D.
The launch of the Navigator serves as another significant milestone in supporting the Energy Communities IWG’s mission to break down barriers coal, power plant, oil and gas communities often face when accessing federal funding. This new dedicated concierge service is part of the Energy Communities’ IWG’s ongoing efforts to help communities secure the right resources that best suit their needs.
The Energy Communities IWG team is ready and willing to assist energy communities with finding long-term solutions to support the economic revitalization. The Navigator is a team of real people who understand the challenges stakeholders face as their community’s transition to clean energy.
To contact the Navigator, visit https://energycommunities.gov/contact/.
The Energy Communities IWG is pursuing a whole-of-government approach to create good-paying union jobs, spur economic revitalization, remediate environmental degradation and support energy workers in coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities across the country. The working group supports the Administration’s goals of a carbon emission-free electricity sector by 2035 and economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050. Learn more at energycommunities.gov.