Partners In Energy

April 21st, 2021


Empowering community energy planning

More and more communities are realizing energy planning plays a critical role in helping them reach their goals.

Partners in Energy is a program from Xcel Energy that supports the communities we serve by helping them develop and implement these energy plans. Each community has its own unique energy needs and priorities, and Partners in Energy services are tailored to complement each community’s vision.

Planning Support

We help you identify local energy priorities and then develop a path that leverages all resources available to your community. By working with residents, businesses and even their own government facilities, communities can save money, promote renewables and drive toward greenhouse gas reduction goals. We’ve teamed up with experts in community planning, energy consulting and facilitation. Together, we’ll guide your community to help form teams within the community to play a role in developing your Energy Action Plan by establishing energy objectives and strategies designed to help you achieve your community’s goals.

Implementation Support

The work done through Partners in Energy is all about each community’s individual needs. Through Partners in Energy, we provide resources to better enable those efforts. After we work to support the development of your energy plan, we’ll support implementation for the first 18 months. If you already have a plan, or maybe just a single goal or idea, we can help you implement that too. Here are examples of the support we can provide.

Your plan can pave the way for ongoing community involvement and awareness about your efforts, building continued momentum toward long-term energy goals or broader sustainability initiatives.

We’re excited to provide this unique, rewarding offering to energy-conscious communities and invite you to inquire about becoming a Partners in Energy community.

Are you an interested community representative?

Email us your contact information with any questions.
Or call us at 800-369-4362 with any questions.

Quick References so you can learn more

MN & CO Partners In Energy Application (PDF). For communities in other states please contact us.

Partners in Energy Overview (PDF)

Partners in Energy Implementation Summary (PDF)

Partners in Energy Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

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Energy Saving Tip

Energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs may cost a bit more up front, but they can save big money over the life of the product. Plus, some energy-efficient equipment may be eligible for rebates to offset the initial cost.

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Break Ground, Not the Law

Always call 811 before digging in your yard to avoid hitting buried gas or electric lines. Not only is it the safe thing to do, but it’s the law.

Other Resources for businesses to save on lighting and safety/Partners in Energy Program Lighting for Safety Resources

Small-Midsized businesses (buildings <50,000 SF and peak electricity demand <400 kilowatts) – qualify for Small Business Solutions.

Contact:  Sarah Martin, Brendle Group, Partners in Energy Community Facilitator, Phone: 970-207-0058