Glenwood Springs says, starting Saturday, all the city’s electricity will come from wind turbines in Nebraska and South Dakota.
According to the mayor, Jonathan Godes, the move also saves money.
“Every home, business, city building, street light, traffic light, everything is 100 percent renewable,” said Godes.
The city buys electricity from the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN). MEAN’s power supply comes from renewables, as well as coal-fired power plants.
There’s enough renewable energy in the mix to cover Glenwood Springs’ energy consumption.
Godes says the city is also paying less for electricity, to the tune of $500,000 each year.
He says suppliers, like MEAN, need to meet the high demand for renewables, otherwise they’ll lose business
Glenwood Springs is the second of MEAN’s customers to go all-renewable. Aspen was first in 2016.