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Boulder's energy supply is one of the most carbon-intensive in the nation.

Through the approval of ballot measures 2B/2C in 2011 pdf and 2E in 2013 pdfvoters asked  the City of Boulder to explore options that could deliver  clean, reliable, low-cost, local energy. To learn how the city is moving toward this goal, check out the links to your right and click on the tabs above. 

Attempts to Work with Xcel Energy

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We've reached out to Xcel Energy at least 50 times in public meetings.

Watch the video above and read this document pdf to learn about the city's openness to working with Xcel Energy. 

Updates

  • On April 16, 2015, The City of Boulder sent Xcel Energy a Request for Proposal (RFP), asking the company if it would sell power to a city electric utility for a limited time. Read the RFP pdfand the press release.

  • On Jan 27, 2015, the Energy Future team provided City Council and the community an update on electric industry trends and a briefing on the recent City of Minneapolis-Xcel Energy agreement. (Colorado in Context PDF pdf) (Utility of the Future Graphic) (Council Video - Energy Future) (Memo)

  • On Jan. 14, 2015, Boulder District Court Judge Judith LaBuda affirmed a Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruling that would require the city to seek permission from the PUC before exercising its constitutional right to acquire portions of the electric system currently owned by Xcel Energy. Check out the city's press release and Judge LaBuda's rulling. pdf

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