Glenwood Springs signed a contract with MEAN (Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska) to supply Glenwood Springs 100% renewable electricity as of June 1, 2019.
The City of Glenwood Springs is proud to announce it will become the seventh city in the U.S. and second city in Colorado to be powered by all renewable energy on June 1, 2019. Glenwood Springs City Council unanimously approved resolution 2019-22 at the April 18, 2019 City Council meeting to purchase all of Glenwood Springs Electric’s electricity from clean wind power through MEAN.
This contract will make Glenwood Springs Electric 100% renewable electricity; MEAN is bringing on the equivalent wind power onto its grid to provide for all of the electricity in Glenwood Springs. The City’s switch to all renewable also makes Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park one of the first amusement parks in the nation to use 100% renewable electricity. As other communities follow in Glenwood’s path, MEAN will increase the total renewables on the grid benefiting all their members.
Glenwood Springs has been offering and promoting energy efficiency with its residents and businesses by offering rebates since 2009. The City is a founding partner of Garfield Clean Energy, a county-wide government collaborative working on clean energy across the County. Glenwood Springs has been 35% renewable on the electric grid since 2013. As of June 1, all electricity provided by the City of Glenwood Springs will be renewable. By switching to 100% wind power, the City will save the environment 77,156 tons of CO2 emission that would have been “created” using MEAN fossil fuel plants to generate power.
MEAN has been the City’s contracted bulk power supplier since 2003. Electric rates for City customers will remain the same. The City of Glenwood Springs will continue to offer rebates for energy efficiency and solar projects for its customers to promote local renewables.
For more information on rebates offered through the City, please visit: http://www.gwsco.gov/154/Electric.