Boulder's Energy Future and the Municipalization Exploration Study: You have the power to help create the Electric Utility of the Future
May 17 - City files petition with federal regulators related to potential local electric utility. Learn more and read the petition in the Newsroom
May 16 - PowerService Inc. selected as third-party evaluator to review electric utility modeling - Learn more
May 16 - City Clerk completes review of proposed Charter amendment petition, outlines concerns about its legality- News release and letter from Clerk's Office available in the Newsroom
Join the Discussion!
Boulderites always have walked their own path. Paddled their own kayak. Marched to the their own music. And they're known for doing it skillfully.
Why should it be any different with our electricity supply? Residents, businesses and city officials have been working for several years to understand what customers really want from their utility and chart a uniquely Boulder Energy Future (BEF). We call this vision, "The Electric Utility of the Future."
It's about achieving our community's goal of making our electricity cleaner and greener while keeping rates and reliability comparable to what Xcel Energy currently offers. It's about creating a new kind of relationship between energy provides and customers, between supply and demand, between dependable delivery and industry changing innovation. It's about giving Boulder businesses a leading edge and doing what's right for the planet.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Boulder Energy Future discussion. As we move forward into phase 2, please continue the conversation and share your comments! This is an important time to bring the community together and see what is possible for Boulder's Utility of the Future.
Why Does Boulder's Energy Future Matter?
Residents and businesses in Boulder spend about $100 million per year on electricity. That's about what our community spends on groceries each year. You expect options when shopping for food.
Now is the time to exert more local control over your electricity. Now is the time to get informed and get engaged. Now is the time to make your voice heard.
Your participation in events over the next few months will help City Council and city staff as they work to create an energy future grounded in Boulder's values.
Newbie? Veteran? Everyone's Welcome!
If you're just getting started on this issue, it may seem overwhelming. Not to worry - there are a variety of resources to help you become more informed on the city's electricity future.
Sign-up for our Energy Future Email List and we'll bring the news to you. It's easy, it's free and we don't share addresses with anyone.
The news media has written numerous articles on our effort to craft a new energy future.
You can folllow BEF events on Twitter at #BldrEnergy and also look at the city's Facebook page for information on engagement opportunities.
Xcel Energy even has a webpage with its perspective on Boulder's Energy Future. Naturally, they'd like to be a part of it. And they may. A lot depends on their interest in working with us.
Have a question, comment, or idea?
Use the online Question & Comment form to share your ideas or ask us about the project or call us at (303) 441-3274. You can also use the city's new online collaboration tool, InspireBoulder, to provide feedback on specific questions related to energy and climate action initiatives.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 15:14
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