On September 7, 2018, the City of Louisville and Xcel Energy entered into an Energy Future Collaboration. Unlike the previous Partners in Energy program, Energy Future prioritizes both renewable energy integration as well as energy efficiency and usage reduction and maintains the three core areas (commercial/industrial, residential and municipal) as focus.
The City and Xcel Energy developed the Energy Future Work Plan as a guiding document for action items and focuses on information sharing, alternative energy and carbon reduction goal setting, energy efficiency, transportation electrification and greening economic development.
Partners in Energy
In May 2016, the City of Louisville signed a Memorandum of Understanding to participate in Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy offering for two years, which came to a close in September of 2018. Through a facilitated engagement process in partnership with Xcel Energy, the City developed the Louisville Energy Action Plan.
The planning team identified three core areas (commercial/industrial, residential, and municipal) to focus on to help achieve the City's goal and identified several ongoing, immediate, and long-term actions to accomplish these strategies.