Energy plays an essential role in all aspects of a community, whether it’s the gas and electricity we consume directly in offices and homes or that which we consume indirectly in the air conditioning systems in shops and the streetlights that illuminate our paths at night. Choices about how and when to use energy are ways that individual community members can impact total energy use.Review Longmont’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Report.
100% Renewable Energy Resolution
On January 9th, 2018, City Council passed a resolution to commit Longmont to 100% renewable energy supply for electricity supply by 2030. Sustainability staff will be working with Longmont Power & Communications and Platte River Power Authority to make this goal possible.
As part of this commitment, the City will develop a Just Transition Plan that engages and works with low-income households and marginalized communities to develop a more equitable transition to 100% renewable electricity.
What is Longmont’s current renewable energy supply?Approximately 30% of Longmont’s electricity supply came from renewable energy in 2017 – including hydro, wind and solar.
Resources for Renewable Energy
Visit Longmont Power & Communication’s Renewable Energy webpage to learn how to install solar energy on your home or purchase renewable energy from Longmont Power & Communications.
Visit the Colorado Energy Office to learn about Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard and renewable energy sources in the State.
Energy efficient buildings decrease energy use, which leads to financial savings and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Get free energy advising, low-cost energy audits, and rebates at Efficiency Works.
For rebates and discounts on simple home products, check out the Efficiency Works Store.
Tight, energy efficient homes can lead to increased radon levels. After upgrading your home, check the air quality of your home with a radon test.
Boulder County offers home energy services through Energy Smart.
The Energy Resource Center offers a weatherization program for Boulder County residents.
Colorado and the United States
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is a regional public interest organization working to promote energy efficiency in the United States Southwest.
Efficiency Works offers energy advising and specific rebates for businesses in Longmont. The following equipment categories have associated rebates available:
- Food Service Equipment
- Grocery/Refrigeration Equipment
- Office Equipment & Appliances
- Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
Visit Efficiency Works Business for more information.
Home Energy Assistance
Longmont’s COPE (Citizens’ Option to Provide Energy) Program is a neighbor-helping-neighbor program that provides direct emergency assistance to customers. Select the above link for more information on how to receive assistance and donate to the program.
Longmont Power & Communications provides utility bill assistance for residential life support and low-income seniors and customers with disabilities.
ColoradoThe Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program to assist low-income households with their home energy bills. Go to the Colorado LIHEAP webpage for more information on how to qualify.