Minneapolis Energy Update June 2016

Clean Energy Partnership Board Meeting, Friday, June 3 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
401 Nicollet Mall
(Must bring an ID to get a visitors pass)

Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership (CEP)
Through the Clean Energy Partnership, and the City is working on an engagement pilot to target 1-3 communities. A proposed process is in development through a subcommittee of the Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC).  Xcel Energy is part of the planning team and working with the City of Minneapolis and CenterPoint Energy to prepare a joint grant proposal to the Department of Energy. The Planning Team will develop the RFP for the pilot communities this summer, with the intent to have one or more implementers in place by late fall.

City Street Construction

City engineering design and installation crews are busy working on Nicollet Mall where 1.2 miles of reconstruction is taking place, including major electrical infrastructure that powers approximately 85 % of Minneapolis and surrounding areas. Due to the complexity of the work and depth of the construction project, we relocated nearly 100 % of the energy infrastructure. This summer, we are collaborating with other energy providers—sewer and water, cable, and others—to build a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed for the long term.

Energy Conservation

The City has many energy conservation projects planned in the next couple of years including LED street lighting and indoor lighting upgrades, rooftop air conditioning equipment replacements, chiller upgrades and other mechanical efficiencies. Xcel Energy is partnering with the City on other building construction projects and assisting with identifying energy efficiencies through our Energy Design Assistance and rebates that will lower the overall project costs. 

Posted on June 1, 2016 .