Media: Xcel Energy helps communities power their energy planning (CERTs MN Energy Stories)

Feb 4, 2016

CEE is the Minnesota implementer of Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy, in collaboration with national partners Brendle Group and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC).

From CERTs MN Energy Stories:

What do people living and working in your community want in energy efficiency and sustainability? Communities can partner with Xcel Energy to identify and prioritize their energy needs. The utility provides tools and resources to develop a plan and then supports putting it into action.

It’s called Partners in Energy. Xcel Energy launched the offering in 2014. So far, 11 communities have committed to the two-year energy planning platform. Residents, local businesses, city operations, and municipal leaders work together to create energy plans. It’s a coordinated effort that’s truly rooted in the local community.

“We‘re excited to see communities take ownership of their energy use, and priorities can vary. They can include efficiency, cost savings, sustainability or economic development. Each community has their own unique vision,” said Tami Gunderzik, Xcel Energy program manager of Partners in Energy. “We want communities driving this and we’re here to guide and offer tools that meet their individual needs.”...

Read the full post at CERTs blog MN Energy Stories