As part of the community’s new Energy Action Plan, the City of Northglenn is launching the 2020 Ward Challenge!
The Ward Challenge will run from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. During this time, you can earn points for your ward by participating in various qualifying Xcel Energy programs! The winning ward will receive a celebration event with food, giveaways, and raffle prizes!
Check out the virtual Home Energy Efficiency Workshop that Xcel Energy did with Northglenn residents! Learn about DIY energy savings projects and how to save money on your energy bills through Xcel Energy programs.
Home Energy Squad is offering FREE virtual home energy visits. Just like a typical visit, the virtual assessment provides you with personalized recommendations to help you add comfort and energy savings to your home year-round. Using a smart device, a Home Energy Squad technician will guide you through your home to identify key opportunities. Xcel Energy can even deliver a FREE, customized kit of energy-saving items to your home for DIY installation.
For just $50, the Home Energy Squad will come to their home and swap out traditional incandescent light bulbs for LEDs, install a programmable thermostat, weather-strip a drafty door, install energy-efficient showerheads and aerators, and more. Installation, labor, and materials are FREE and valued at $200! A Home Energy Squad Plus visit provides all of the above plus a home energy audit for just $150.
- Refrigerator Recycling
Try a safe, helpful way to get rid of that old, still-functional fridge or freezer. Xcel Energy will come pick it up and recycle it and you’ll earn a cool $50.
- AC Rewards
A smart thermostat provides an easy and convenient way to manage your home's heating and cooling comfort, as well as costs. Enroll in AC Rewards and earn $25 every year you participate in the program.
There are lots of options for saving money on your heating and cooling costs. Rebates include equipment upgrades and insulation improvements. Visit the website to see which option fits your needs.
Windsource allows customers to get more or all of their energy from renewable sources. Subscriptions are added right to your Xcel Energy bill and are available in 100 kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks for the small additional premium of $1.50 per block. For an average home, that would total just $12/month to be 100% Windsource-powered.
Solar*Rewards® is your opportunity to receive credit for solar at your home or business. Monthly energy use is offset by solar and you’ll receive credit on your bill for solar energy produced.
City of Northglenn Energy Action Plan
The City of Northglenn recently developed an Energy Action Plan that outlines tangible steps for the community to move toward its energy efficiency and resiliency goals. Xcel Energy Partners in Energy facilitated a series of workshops with City staff, community members, and local businesses to develop this plan.
Our Energy Vision
The Northglenn community will conserve its resources and promote sustainability through energy awareness, renewable sources, and collaboration to provide an exceptional quality of life and resilient future for residents and businesses.
- Connect with 7,000 residents to double participation in Xcel Energy programs over 2017 baseline in the next year.
- Achieve community-wide residential energy savings of 1% annually over 2017 baseline for the next 3 years.
- Connect with 400 businesses and engage 115 participants in Xcel Energy programs over the next year.
- Achieve community-wide commercial energy savings of 2% annual for the next 3 years.
- Reduce average municipal facility energy use intensity by 5% in the next 3 years.
- Add 250 kW of renewable energy in Northglenn by 2025.
By reaching this plan’s near-term targets, we will:
- Save over 3.8 GWh of electricity community-wide
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,580 MTCO2e – that’s the equivalent of taking 548 vehicles off the road!*
- *EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator (2019)