Partners in Energy
Partners in Energy is a collaboration between communities and Xcel Energy. The collaboration is designed to help communities create, meet, and expand local sustainability goals and develop strategies for achieving these goals. The City of St. Cloud applied to become a Partners in Energy community in early 2016. The City sees this as an opportunity to bring the benefits of clean energy to the broader community and to renew energy related goals.
The City of St. Cloud is looking into how our community uses and thinks about energy. Your insight is needed! Please answer this short survey to help inform energy outreach strategies in our community. Thank you!
Planning and Implementation
Planning Phase: June 2016 - December 2017
The partnership begins with a Planning Phase lead by community leaders and facilitated by Xcel Energy. Five workshops help the Community Planning Team evaluate community needs, interests, and energy information to create an Energy Vision and an Energy Action Plan.
Summary of Goals
|Increase energy awareness for individuals regarding actions and behaviors that reduce energy use and benefit future generations.||Double utility conservation program participation for both residential and small to medium-sized businesses in Year 1.
Save $638,000 in energy costs community wide in Year 1.
Maintain program participation at 70% above business as usual after Year 1.
|Help institutions and industrial businesses replace 21.8 million kWh of electricity with renewable energy by 2026 via installation, purchase or subscription.|