WHAT WE DO 


Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) is the only membership organization of local governments adjacent to or affected by Department of Energy (DOE) activities. ECA brings together local government officials to share information, establish policy positions, and promote community interests to address an increasingly complex set of constituent, environmental, regulatory, and economic development needs.

Information

Local government officials need accurate, up-to-date information on developments in federal policies and priorities across the DOE complex. To keep members informed, ECA offers:

  • Regular meetings, including Peer Exchanges across the country, and the annual National Cleanup Workshop in Washington, D.C. 

  • The monthly ECA Bulletin, containing a legislative update, federal contracting overview, government accountability reports, inspector general reports, and coverage of significant news stories related to Energy communities.

  • Breaking news updates, covering current events from across the DOE complex.

Analysis of Trends

ECA members benefit from insightful analysis of policies, programs, and trends within the DOE complex. Access to information is what drives the development of workable solutions to local problems. ECA prepares comprehensive reports on various issues, including economic development and diversification through the reuse of DOE property, local government capabilities for long-term stewardship, and more. 

ECA complements these efforts by hosting Peer Exchanges across the country that bring together local community leadership with DOE officials to discuss these issues in depth.

POWER IN NUMBERS

National agendas reflect local interests when community leaders speak from a common platform. 

ECA membership is open to local governments, community reuse organizations, and other DOE stakeholders. Supporting membership is open to corporations, government entities, and other organizations with interests in DOE facilities.

A More Secure Future

ECA has established extensive relationships with key decision makers, securing "a place at the table" for communities and their concerns. ECA advocates its positions by:

  • Participating in national forums and advisory groups.

  • Establishing and maintaining ties with states, tribes, local governments, organized labor, and environmental groups.

  • Sponsoring workshops and other educational forums which provide unique opportunities for members to share experiences and exchange information.