Time & Location
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bay 2 (LLH18) Xcel Energy (Old Building)
414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
On Monday, October 24, the Clean Energy Partnership Board voted unanimously to appoint 15 members to the Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC). The Board appointed the members after considering a recommendation from the Planning Team.
Interest in serving on EVAC remained strong among Minneapolis residents and organizations. Over 30 applications were received, including 10 from 2015-2016 EVAC members. Applications came from 10 City wards, and three applications came from individuals who live outside of the city but do business in the city. The diversity of viewpoints represented in the applicant pool was impressive, including energy system experts, advocacy organizations, seniors, architects, academia, and many more.
EVAC is charged by the Board with reviewing and providing feedback on the Clean Energy Partnership’s biennial work plan and measurement and performance reports; providing feedback on special initiatives as requested by the Board; and communicating to members’ respective constituencies about EVAC and Board decisions and activities. The work of EVAC is critical to the success of the Clean Energy Partnership.
2017-2018 EVAC membership
The next Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC) meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 4 pm to 6 pm at a too be confirmed location. Materials for the meeting will be available on the CEP website soon.
The next meeting of the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership Board will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016, from 1 pm to 3 pm at Xcel Energy (Old Building), 414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. Please arrive early and bring a photo ID for security. Materials for the meeting will be available on the CEP website soon.
The Clean Energy Partnership is now accepting applications from the public to serve on the 2017-2018 Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC). This committee plays a critical role in shaping the partnership’s work plan to help Minneapolis achieve clean energy goals, including reducing greenhouse gases, increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy, and making energy more affordable and reliable for everyone. EVAC members provide feedback on the partnership’s work plan and performance reports, and provide expertise or represent their Minneapolis communities.
A diverse committee is being sought that includes members from critical communities within the city. Viewpoints that could be reflected by committee members include:
The Clean Energy Partnership is a first-of-its-kind City-utility collaboration that includes the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy. The partnership is led by a joint City/utility board that reviews and approves work plans focused on helping the City achieve its energy goals. The board collects community feedback through the Energy Vision Advisory Committee to aid in its decision-making.
Please return completed applications by 4:00pm 9/12 to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Minneapolis Sustainability, Room M 301, 350 S. 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
The next Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC) meeting will take place on Monday, August 29, 2016, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Minneapolis City Hall (350 South 5th Street), Room 319.
The agenda and meeting materials will be posted here.
The next meeting of the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership Board will take place on Friday, September 16, 2016, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall), Doty Board Room.
The agenda and meeting materials will be posted here.
At its June 3, 2016 meeting the Clean Energy Partnership Board released the inaugural Clean Energy Partnership Annual Report on its groundbreaking clean energy initiative. The report highlights the group’s efforts in creating the partnership structure, establishing the first two-year work plan and adopting baseline metrics measuring progress in the partnership’s first year. It also creates a more complete picture of the city’s greenhouse gas profile related to buildings and energy production, consumption and savings opportunities. Measurable results will be documented and reported annually.
First year highlights
Actions of the Clean Energy Partnership are outlined in the first two-year work plan.
The partnership has been recognized nationally as an innovative model between cities and utilities. The American Council for Energy Efficient Economy ranked Minneapolis No. 7 for most energy efficient U.S. cities and one of the most improved. The White House recognized Minneapolis as one of 16 Climate Action Champion communities citing its Climate Action Plan and partnership with the two utilities, Xcel Energy and Center Point Energy.
This first-of-its-kind City-utility partnership, the Clean Energy Partnership began in 2015 and has the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy collaborating in new ways to help Minneapolis achieve clean energy goals in the City’s 2013 Climate Action Plan and Energy Vision for 2040. The partnership helps utility customers reach their energy conservation goals as the City works to achieve 80 percent greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2050.
The next meeting of the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership Board will take place on Friday, June 3, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm at the new Xcel Energy building at 401 Nicollet Mall.
The agenda and meeting materials are posted here.