Energy & Sustainability

Energy use is a major expense for MCES -- approximately $15 million per year. Through energy conservation and increased use of renewable energy, however, MCES is achieving considerable economic and environmental benefits, lowering costs and reducing air emissions like carbon dioxide.

By the end of 2020, MCES shall reduce its annual fossil fuel based energy purchases by at least 10% of its 2015 usage
By 2020, MCES shall advance clean energy within the State of Minnesota by building, subscribing, contracting or other substantive means that support renewable energy sources, in an amount of at least 10% of 2015 usage.

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MCES was recognized on April 30 as one of six recipients of Xcel Energy's Energy Efficiency Award in the category of Large, Commercial and Industrial Customers.
Governor Dayton recognized the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services' (MCES) conservation efforts.