Xcel’s Colorado Energy Plan

Advancing affordable clean energy

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Thursday Feb 13, 6:30 to 8 PM

Columbine A Room

Penrose Library

20 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs

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Alice Jackson will talk about Xcel’s Colorado Energy Plan (CEP).  Xcel Energy is an investor owned utility that provides half of the electric power used in Colorado.  Their CEP is a roadmap to reduce carbon emissions while maintaining competitive rates.  The plan contains a portfolio of existing and new wind, solar and storage projects while retiring coal-fired generation.  In 2017, Xcel produced 28% of its power for Colorado from renewables.  Their goal is to reduce carbon emissions 80% from 2005 levels by 2030.  Their vision is to be 100% carbon free by 2050.


Alice K. Jackson is President, Xcel Energy – Colorado.  Previously, Jackson was area vice president of Strategic Revenue Initiatives, leading the company’s revenue growth strategy. From 2013-2016, she was regional vice president, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Xcel Energy – Colorado. Jackson joined Xcel Energy in 2011 as regional vice president, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Xcel Energy – Texas, New Mexico. She has a wealth of experience in managing government and stakeholder relations, as well as developing innovative products and services for customers gained over a 17-year career in the energy industry.

When Net-Zero Energy is More Than Empty Words

Net-Zero Energy Homes: A Case Study

Free, Public Seminar  Hosted by Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society

A special Event of the 2019 Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival.

Monday, Oct 14, 6:30–8 PM
East Library
Community Room
5550 N. Union Blvd
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No charge registration is requested.

You have seen the youth demanding real action from world leaders.  You have seen the marches and strikes for climate justice around the world.  But what does a net-zero energy future really look like?  Come and hear how this can be done with today’s technology.

Would you like to be energy independent?  Are you thinking about a STEM career?  What about architecture and building science?  Imagine your role in bringing about a transformation in how this country’s buildings are constructed.


Jim Riggins, home designer and owner


Utility-Scale Battery Storage

A Colorado Case Study

Free, Public Seminar  Hosted by

Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society

and University of Colorado-Colorado Springs


Thursday, Sep 12, 6–8 PM
UCCS Kraemer Family Library
2nd Floor Apse
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
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(Gateway Garage 3rd floor recommended)

Guest Speaker:

Jerry Marizza, New Business Director, United Power Cooperative, Brighton CO

United Power installed the first large-scale battery storage system in Colorado:
➢ 4 Megawatt/16 Megawatt-Hour system
➢ Operational Fall 2018
➢ 900 square-mile service territory; 82,000 customer meters

Lecture will cover the goals, economics, benefits and challenges
of this system for a small electric utility.


Rocky Mountain Green

Rocky Mountain Green

A unique opportunity for collaboration & networking

When: April 10-12, 2019

Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown

Hosted by USGBC Mountain Region, Rocky Mountain Green annually convenes hundreds of building professionals, sustainability leaders and change-makers from across the Rocky Mountain region for discussions about today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues.


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Healthy Side of Zero-Energy

The Healthy Side of Zero-Energy: High Performance Buildings

A Free Seminar—$5 donation encouraged
Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8 PM
Sand Creek Library, Meeting Room A
1821 S. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs
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The Southeast chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES) presents “High Performance Buildings”.

As high efficiency and renewables bring buildings ever closer to zero-energy, we need to assure that they are built with consideration for health, safety, conservation and durability.

In this presentation, Enrico Bonilauri, of the Denver based international firm Emu Systems, will present cutting edge research led by the Passive building movement and its practical and cost-effective implementation in the local building market.