een wereldwijd elektriciteitsnet een oplossing voor veel problemen  GENI es una institución de investigación y educación-enfocada en la interconexión de rejillas de electricidad entre naciones.  ??????. ????????????????????????????????????  nous proposons la construction d’un réseau électrique reliant pays et continents basé sur les ressources renouvelables  Unser Planet ist mit einem enormen Potential an erneuerbaren Energiequellen - Da es heutzutage m` glich ist, Strom wirtschaftlich , können diese regenerativen Energiequellen einige der konventionellen betriebenen Kraftwerke ersetzen.  한국어/Korean  utilizando transmissores de alta potência em áreas remotas, e mudar a força via linha de transmissões de alta-voltagem, podemos alcançar 7000 quilómetros, conectando nações e continentes    
Add news to your site >>

About Us

Democratic and Republican National Conventions to Be Powered by Wind, Sun

Jun 9, 2008 - Business Wire

The 2008 Democratic and Republican national conventions will be powered with clean, renewable wind and solar energy, Xcel Energy announced today. This is also the first time the same electric utility will serve both conventions in separate cities in the same year.

Xcel Energy, the nation's No. 1 wind power provider according to an American Wind Energy Association ranking, will provide enough wind power through its Windsource program to offset the estimated 3,000 megawatt-hours that the conventions will use. With approximately 70,000 residential and commercial customers in Colorado, Minnesota and New Mexico, Windsource is the nation's largest voluntary wind energy program, according to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory ranking.

"We are pleased to provide clean, renewable power to the conventions because we want to display for the nation's elected leaders and delegates what a 21st Century utility can look like," said Dick Kelly, chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy. "In addition to renewable energy, we offer customers incentives for energy conservation and we're reducing emissions from our facilities. We're moving forward to make a real difference."

The Windsource power for the national conventions primarily will come from Xcel Energy's Ponnequin Wind Facility near the Colorado-Wyoming border and from a wind farm on southwestern Minnesota's Buffalo Ridge. Additional power will come from a 10-kilowatt solar installation at The Pepsi Center in Denver, and from a 10-kilowatt solar installation at the High Bridge Generating Station in St. Paul, Minn. The Denver solar installation is part of Xcel Energy's Solar*Rewards program, which provides incentives for customers to install solar panels on their home or business.

"Energy policy is an issue that both political parties should discuss at their conventions and beyond," Kelly said. "We are ahead of the curve in our policies and actions because we are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment and providing the leadership to make a difference in the communities we serve."

Renewable portfolio standards in Minnesota and Colorado are some of the nation's most aggressive, and Xcel Energy is on track to meet both. By 2020, Minnesota requires 30 percent of the company's electricity supply to come from renewable sources, up from 14 percent currently, and Colorado's standard is 20 percent by 2020, up from 10 percent. Last fall, Xcel Energy filed aggressive resource plans in Minnesota and Colorado, proposing to increase its use of clean generating resources and decrease its reliance on fossil fuels.

Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis.

SOURCE: Xcel Energy


Updated: 2016/06/30

If you speak another language fluently and you liked this page, make a contribution by translating it! For additional translations check out (Voor vertaling van Engels tot Nederlands) (For oversettelse fra Engelsk til Norsk)
(Для дополнительных переводов проверяют )

What's Geni? Endorsements Global Issues Library Policy Projects Support GENI