The vision of Northern C0lorado Partners for Clean Energy (NCP4CE) is to transition our economy and society beyond fossil fuels to a future built on clean energy. By drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we can preserve our environment for future generations, ensure an equitable, clean energy economy, and avoid the most disastrous impacts of climate change.


NCP4CE seeks to transition Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) and our communities within the PRPA service area to 100% renewable energy by 2030 or sooner, including pathways such as beneficial electrification and clean transportation. Working with the PRPA board, staff, and the community, NCP4CE focuses on education and advocacy to transition our communities into a clean energy future.


NCP4CE is a committee of the Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate, but retains autonomy with regard to its work with the PRPA and all local initiatives.

The member organizations of the NCP4CE are:

350 Northern Colorado

Colorado Renewable Energy Society

Community for Sustainable Energy

Estes Valley Clean Energy Coalition

Fort Collins Sustainability Group

Longmont’s Equitable Energy Future

Renewables Now Loveland

 Transition Fort Collins

To date, coalition members have been instrumental in convincing the municipal governments of Longmont, Fort Collins, Estes Park, and Loveland to adopt the goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030. 

The group was formed in the spring of 2017 and has already achieved several significant accomplishments, including:

  • Advocating for a feasibility study of how to provide all four owner municipalities with net zero carbon electricity by 2030, which culminated in the release of the PRPA’s “Zero Net Carbon Portfolio Analysis” in December 2017;
  • Successfully lobbying the Longmont City Council to commit to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 in January 2018;
  • Releasing the NCP4CE/Energy Strategies “Critique and Recommendations for Future Analysis” of the PRPA’s “Zero Net Carbon Portfolio Analysis” in March 2018;
  • Successfully lobbying the Fort Collins City Council to commit to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 in October 2018; and
  • Successfully lobbying the Estes Park Town Board to commit to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 in November 2018.
  • Successfully lobbying the Loveland City Council to commit to 100% non-carbon electricity by 2030 in December 2018.

For a more detailed history of our efforts, see the post “Milestones on the Path to the PRPA’s  Commitment to 100% Non-Carbon Electricity by 2030.”

The following three spokespeople are authorized to speak on our behalf:

Seth Miller, Longmont’s Equitable Energy Future

Kevin Cross, Fort Collins Sustainability Group

Dick Mallot, Renewables Now Loveland