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Resource Acquisition Working Group

The Resource Acquisition Working Group will assist city staff in evaluating and recommending potential energy options for a local electric utility, including wholesale energy supply and the role of local generation & DSM. The group will use the city’s resource modeling efforts from 2012 and 2013 as a basis for evaluation. The Working Group will consist of power supply and resource experts who meet regularly to provide feedback to the city energy team.



The Resource Acquisition Group will work toward the following goals: 

  • Review, develop and provide input on resource scenarios.
  • Examine the many energy-resource options available to Boulder, including the maximum amount of new energy "supply" we can acquire through energy efficiency and local generation. 
  • Make a thorough, objective assessment of the benefits, costs and risks associated with each energy-supply option.  
  • Evaluate Boulder’s options for wholesale power purchase agreements.
  • Review and provide comment on any power supply RFPs or PPAs.
  • Evaluate political and economic policies and trends, and their potential impact on energy production, usage and availability.
  • Evaluate options for customers to have universal access to modern energy services, improved energy efficiency and local generation.
  • Make recommendations for any future modeling efforts related to energy and demand.


The group will meet monthly from December 2014 to June 2015.

Work Products

Work products will be posted as soon as they become available.

Meeting Notes

Meeting notes will be posted as soon as they become available.

Group Members

Group members' names and titles will be posted soon! 

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