Through the Energy Future Collaborative, a partnership between the city and Xcel, the city has a 1,015 kW subscription share from Xcel’s 50 MW Titan Solar facility in Deer Trail, Colo. The city also purchased 274 kW of solar energy from a community solar garden in 2014.
The city’s facilities receive energy from Xcel energy’s standard grid mix, as well as solar energy produced from the Renewable*Connect and community solar garden subscriptions. The solar energy from the off-site subscriptions is allocated to various electricity meters for smaller municipal facilities, such as Heritage Lakewood, urban parks, and smaller equipment across the city. The standard grid mix feeds the city’s largest facilities (Civic Center, Public Safety, Recreation Centers, etc.), which are not part of the Renewable*Connect program because of their potential for rooftop on-site solar generation, as well as all remaining electricity meters.
Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 133KB) for additional information about the program.