The City of Aspen will continue to get some of its renewable energy from a nonprofit based in Nebraska.
Aspen plans to buy wind energy and landfill gas from the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska for another year. The city first contracted with the wholesaler in 2014; those multi-year contracts expire at the end of December. In a memo to council, officials said the new, shorter-term contracts will allow for faster responses to trends in renewable energy and price fluctuations.
Aspen has committed to purchasing 100 percent of its electrical needs from renewable sources. The combined cost of the wind and landfill gas energy from Nebraska comes to about $2.3 million.