Overall, the Sustainable Economies Law Center advocates for a more in-depth community-based renewable energy proposal from both PG&E and SDG&E as well as clear guidelines for implementation. In doing so, SELC defines true community-based renewable projects to include the following attributes:
- (1) The majority of the project is owned by individual residents of the community or by a local organization or cooperative that is managed and controlled by individual residents of the community;
- (2) The project's generating capacity does not exceed 1 MW and is located in or near the community; and
- (3) The majority of the project's economic benefits are distributed locally.