City of Aspen - Green Power Purchasing (Colorado)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Aspen - Green Power Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Hydroelectric, Wind|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Percent Renewables|| 100% by 2020 (goal)
|Source|| Primarily wind and hydroelectric
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-10-11|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
In 2005, the City of Aspen set a goal to purchase 75% of the city government's energy from renewable sources by 2010. As of December 2006, Aspen had accomplished its goal to provide 75% non-carbon electricity. The city has a new goal of powering 100% of the city-owned buildings with renewable sources by 2020.
27% of the electricity used by the City of Aspen comes from wind turbines located in Kimball, Nebraska. An additional 45% of the City's electricity comes from hydroelectric plants, with an additional plant, the Castle Creek Energy Center, planned to produce 8% of the City's energy needs.
|Contact Name||Dave Hornbacher|
|Department||City of Aspen|
|Division|| Utilities and Environmental Initiatives
|Phone|| (970) 429-2983
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.