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Renewable Energy Survey
Highline Electric is required by Colorado law to obtain a certain percentage of total sales from renewable energy installations that are “behind the meter”. Renewable energy farms, or centralized installations that have several subscribers, can be used to meet this requirement. Highline would like to know your thoughts regarding different options that are available to meet this requirement. Please click here to complete the survey.
CSU Offers Free Solar and Wind Energy Assessments for Pivot Sprinklers
FORT COLLINS, COLORADO. Colorado State University’s Rural Energy Center is offering free solar and wind energy assessments for Colorado agricultural producers with center pivot sprinklers. The assessments will provide producers with estimated system sizes, costs, savings, and other information needed to decide whether investing in a renewable energy system is a sound investment. Solar or wind systems could be installed on the corners of fields where center pivot sprinklers are used to irrigate crops. The renewable energy systems to be evaluated would be tied into the grid and used to offset the electricity costs of pumping water for irrigation.
The timing of the project is driven by a few factors. Costs for solar panels have decreased by 75% in the last five years. The 30% federal tax credit for solar will be reduced to 10% beginning in 2017 and will expire completely for wind systems. USDA, the sponsor of the project, offers 25% grants and 75% loans for the installation of renewable energy systems by agricultural producers. In addition, a recent analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory showed that non-irrigated corners of fields with center pivot sprinklers in Colorado can potentially generate about the same amount of electricity as is consumed in the state every year.
CSU is accepting applications on an ongoing basis up to a limit of 30. Producers accepted into the solar and wind assessments for pivots (SWAP) program will be contacted beginning in December 2015. Visit http://goo.gl/forms/QHMPszc86j to submit the short application, view the flyer here, or visit www.rec.colostate.edu/swap for more information. Cary Weiner, CSU Rural Energy Center Director, can be contacted with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 491-3784.
Annual Meeting 2015
Did you miss the Highline Electric Association 2015 Annual Meeting at the Phillips County Event Center? The Meeting in its entirety can be found on our YouTube page by clicking HERE. You can find all the presentations and information that was presented at the meeting on March 24,2015. We would also like to thank everyone who helped make our annual meeting a success and especially all of our members for joining us. We look forward to serving you for years to come!
Keep Electricity Affordable
Keep Electricity Affordable is an alliance of citizen's and organizations in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming that believes affordable electric power is an indispensable resource and is essential to families, businesses, communities and the economy. Please join with Highline in this effort to Keep Electricity Affordable
CREA Legislative Directory
Use this directory to contact your representatives. Let them know what is important to you, what you want to happen in this year's legislative and congressional sessions, and how their actions affect you, your business and your community. Click Here
Frequently Asked Questions
We have developed a page to help answer some of the most common asked questions. Please click here to view them.