Energy Action Plan

Partners in Energy

Through August 2021, the City of Greeley in partnership with Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy is working to improve energy efficiency and save money by encouraging residents and businesses to cash in on efficiency programs and rebates from all energy utility providers, including Xcel Energy, Atmos, and Poudre Valley REA.

Take a look below at how you can help conserve energy and save money through programs and rebates at your home or business. Take a look at efforts by local government and educational facilities to see what they have been doing and find inspiration. To receive updates on events, achievements, and energy efficiency programs, please sign up under "Stay Informed" on this webpage.

Greeley aims to increase residential efficiency rebate program participation by 50%.

Greeley aims to increase business efficiency rebate program participation by 35%.

Educational institutions (Aims, UNC, School District 6) will facilitate outreach to students to build a culture of resource conservation in Greeley. This outreach might include information and kits to increase energy efficiency in their homes, involving campus groups in outreach events identified in the Energy Action Plan, and/or internship opportunities with energy efficiency or renewable energy partners. Educational institutions are also performing audits of facilities and implementing energy efficiency measures.

The City is leveraging Xcel Energy’s audit program to schedule and complete audits in the largest and most energy intensive municipal facilities. Xcel Energy will work with City staff to develop a priority list of improvements per the audit reports. Once prioritized, the City will aim to complete at least one efficiency project per facility. The City will also consider using local contractors to perform energy efficiency improvements to maximize local economic benefits and workforce growth.

Additionally, Xcel Energy will partner with the City of Greeley through their Strategic Energy Management Program to coordinate project implementation through engagement with City staff to help Greeley overcome challenges associated with efficiency projects. This program offers rebate assistance to ensure that rebate opportunities are captured and benefits to the City are maximized.

The City is also working to integrate the provision of efficiency and rebate opportunities into the process of reviewing and approving new private construction. City development review staff often have early contact with developers and can help alert them to assistance offered by utility providers regarding energy efficiency.

Energy Action Plan

City Council adopted the Energy Action Plan in 2019 as a part of Greeley’s comprehensive plan — Imagine Greeley. City staff worked through Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy offering to assemble an Energy Action Team of community stakeholders to draft goals and strategies for residences, businesses, institutions, and the City of Greeley. The Energy Action Team created the framework for the Energy Action Plan and identified three priorities for the community:

  1. Create an affordable and reliable energy future.
  2. Increase residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy opportunities.
  3. Improve economic health and stimulate growth.

The Energy Action Plan identifies four focus areas: residential, business, educational institution, and municipal. Each focus area has identified goals and specific strategies to help Greeley reach the goals. The City of Greeley adopted the plan, and Xcel Energy committed to support.

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Caleb Jackson, AICP
Planner II