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Access & Equity Advisory Committee

Applications are open!

Vote Solar has opened applications for the 2024 Access & Equity Advisory Committee (AEAC). The application deadline is January 31, 2024, at 5 pm PST. Click here to apply now!

The Access and Equity Advisory Committee (AEAC) was created to bring together a collective of Black, Indigenous, and experts of color together to create innovative best practices and policy solutions that enable equitable participation and benefit from clean energy. Each year, the AEAC members rotate & meet together to explore and provide equity-centered recommendations to address the most pressing barriers to clean energy access for frontline, low-wealth, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, persons of color) communities.

The AEAC will come together in June 2024 for a two-day in-person workshop to learn and discuss electric infrastructure inequity fueled by the discriminatory practice of redlining and recommend policy solutions rooted in equity. The AEAC is currently seeking applications to fill 6 positions on the committee. Preference will be given to applicants who identify as BIPOC, and have experience working with frontline, low-wealth, and energy-burdened communities.

Advancing Equitable Interconnection in Frontline and BIPOC Communities

Read the Vote Solar Access & Equity Advisory Committee's policy recommendations aimed at facilitating wider community participation by making the interconnection process more accessible in states and jurisdictions across the United States.

Issue Brief: Successful LMI Solar Initiatives

Read the Vote Solar Access & Equity Advisory Committee's recommendations on solutions to barriers in state-run solar program implementation in low- to moderate-income communities.

See our former AEAC members
Melanie & Lavannya

Access & Equity Program

NAACP Energy Justice training

Energy Justice

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