Menlo Park plans to transition low-income homes in Belle Haven to electric energy at no-cost to homeowners. City officials say robust community outreach will be essential to getting families to opt-in to the electrification program, a local step to combat climate change.
At their Oct. 10 meeting, City Councilmembers reviewed a proposal on how to spend a $4.5 million clean energy grant from the state. The first half of the funding was received last month.
The Menlo Park Environmental Quality Commission recommends that the city’s nonprofit partner Peninsula Clean Energy be given $2.15 million to expand its current home upgrade program. The additional funding could double the number of homes the non-profit electrifies next year from 40 to 80, a report by the city’s sustainability manager said.