Extending the Benefits of a Clean Grid
What we are doing
- We’re committing nearly $2 million to extend the electric vehicle (EV) charging network across our members’ service territories and are otherwise promoting EVs and EV solutions in rural areas.
- We’re expanding programs to help consumers save money and energy while cutting emissions through energy efficiency (EE), beneficial electrification (BE) and other initiatives.
- Allocate $45,000 per member – nearly $2 million in total – to install EV charging stations in their service areas, and promote solutions to increase rural EV usage and equity.
- Promote BE, EE and Demand-Side Management (DSM) and study opportunities to bolster programs, through support of the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado and other state chapters.
- In Colorado, study potential emission reductions associated with BE.
As we rapidly transition to power the grid with clean energy, there are more and more opportunities to power products with low-cost, reduced-emission electricity. These are some of the exciting benefits of the energy transition, but not all of them are readily available to the communities we serve. That’s why we’re working with our members to expand programs that help deliver more of these benefits to consumers, wherever they live and work.
BE can save consumers money at the same time that it lowers emissions. EE can lower energy bills and energy use, and DSM can lower the total amount of energy we all use so we don’t need as many resources to meet our combined power needs. Together, this suite of tools can make it possible for all of us to enjoy energy savings on our power bills through lower costs and out on the grid through lower demand and emissions.
To learn more about how we are extending the benefits of a clean grid, download our Responsible Energy Plan.