The city does not run the electric or gas utility. Consult the area provider, Xcel Energy.
Interested in conserving energy in your business or vehicle? Check out some tips for ideas on how to reduce your energy consumption.
Conservation in your home
Conservation in your business
The city's Small Business Efficiency Program, offering up to $5,200 in energy efficiency rebates to small- and medium-sized businesses. The rebates are for facility audits, lighting retrofits, re-commissioning services and setback thermostats.
Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Calculate the energy savings in your appliances and compare them to others through the Energy Star calculator
Xcel Energy conservation support services for your business.
Conserve in your car
- Keep your car properly tuned and avoid excess idling - you can save nearly 9 cents per gallon and keep your vehicle from emitting excess fumes.
- Keep tires properly inflated - save nearly 7 cents per gallon in fuel.
- Keep the use of the air conditioner and electrical accessories to when needed - for each tank of gasoline, the air conditioner consumes more than one gallon of gasoline.
- Limit car idling - 30 seconds of idling can consume more gasoline than the amount used to start the vehicle.
- Obey the speed limit. For every mile-per-hour over 55, your car loses almost 2 percent in gas mileage and increases the amount of fumes emitted by the car. Use cruise control.
- Utilize your bicycle, carpool or take the bus - for current bus schedules visit the Regional Transportation District .
Fuel Economy Information
Vehicle Fuel Conservation Tips and Alternative Fuels Information