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Renewable Energy Purchase Program

Estes Park Light & Power (EPL&P) customers may purchase renewable energy through EPL&P and Platte River Power Authority.  In 1999, the Town Board voted to commit to the purchase of 25% of the output from a 660 kW wind turbine located at Platte River Power Authority's Medicine Bow wind site in Wyoming, translating into 961,000 kilowatt hours per year.


In 2007, Platte River's demand for renewable energy increased and the renewable portfolio expanded to include other forms of renewable energy.  In response, EPL&P increased its purchase of renewable energy by 500,000 kWh.


Estes Park Light & Power customers can invest in increasing production of renewable energy by purchasing renewable energy in 100 kWh blocks.  Each block purchased will result in a cost of $1.30 over and above the customer's monthly utility bill.


The Renewable Energy Purchase Program Brochure also contains the application.  They are also available at the Light & Power Office in Suite 100 at Town Hall, or by calling Reuben Bergsten, 970-577-3583 or Susie Parker, 970-577-3588 or emailing rbergsten@estes.org; sparker@estes.org