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The City of Sacramento is developing a pathway to transition existing buildings to carbon-free electricity by 2045. Electrification of existing buildings is a crucial step in the City’s work to achieve carbon neutrality.

Framework for Existing Building Electrification 

On June 1, 2021, the Sacramento City Council adopted a framework for existing building electrification (Resolution No. 2021-0166). The framework defines the timeline and objectives for developing a strategy to transition Sacramento’s existing buildings to electricity by 2045. The framework prioritizes engaging with residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to plan an equitable transition, with a focus on historically marginalized communities of color, low-income communities, and small businesses.  The planning process is underway, and City will deliver an electrification policy roadmap, or strategy, to City Council by summer 2023.


A draft of the strategy is now available for public review, with public comment to be accepted through November 17th, 2023.  The draft strategy can be viewed and commented on here: 

Public Review Draft Existing Building Electrification Strategy



In June 2020, the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) released its final recommendations for the City of Sacramento and City of West Sacramento to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The recommendations included requiring new construction to be all-electric, in addition to transitioning 25% of existing residential and small commercial buildings to all electric by 2030, and 100% of existing buildings by 2045. In August 2020, the Sacramento City Council embraced the MCCC’s recommendations and directed staff to develop an ordinance for electrification of new construction and a strategy for existing building electrification, with a focus on under-resourced communities. In January 2021, City Council committed to building electrification as a key strategy for the 2040 General Plan and Climate Action and Adaptation Plan update.  

Want to Learn More about how to Electrify your Home or Business?

Upcoming Meetings

August 24, 2023: Update to Planning and Design Commission
Meeting information and staff report HERE.


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Submit comments on the draft strategy or questions about Existing Building Electrification here