As of June 1, 2019, Glenwood Springs became the seventh city in the United States and the second city in Colorado to use 100% renewable electricity.
Long a leader in sustainable energy, 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. Now, the City is proud to provide all renewable energy through its electric utility. The City purchases all of Glenwood Springs Electric electricity from wind power from the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN).
According to MEAN, switching to 100% wind saves the environment 77,156 tons of CO2 emission that the City of Glenwood Springs would have “created” using MEAN fossil fuel plants to generate power.
The City of Glenwood Springs will continue to offer rebates for energy efficiency and solar projects for its customers, as making sure everyone is efficient and continuing to promote local renewables is a benefit to the entire community. For more information about rebates and Glenwood Springs Electric, visit: http://cogs.us/154/Electric.