Partnering for a better energy future
The city of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy have been working together for more than a century. Minneapolis is our headquarters – we work here, we live here, we give here. Together, we’ve got a great track record. And we’re working with the city of Minneapolis to achieve its energy goals.
We believe Minneapolis residents want reliable, affordable and clean energy – Xcel Energy and our 2,500 Minneapolis employees deliver just that. Because energy is our only business, we’ve become a national leader in reducing carbon emissions while keeping our electricity rates below the national average and our service reliability above the national average. We’re here every minute of the day and when severe storms hit we mobilize all resources to restore power to residents and businesses as quickly and safely as possible.
The city of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy created a first-of-its-kind Clean Energy Partnership in October 2014. The Clean Energy Partnership is a commitment between the city and Xcel Energy to collaborate on innovative approaches to help Minneapolis achieve its clean energy goals. Leadership and decision-making for the new Clean Energy Partnership will be through a board, which will include two representatives from Xcel Energy, along with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, two City Council Members, the Minneapolis city coordinator, and two representatives from CenterPoint Energy. The Clean Energy Partnership Board will begin in January 2015.
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