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Fridley Wind Up! Renewable Energy Challenge
Join the Challenge
More than 600 of your Fridley neighbors support renewable energy by subscribing to Xcel Energy’s low-cost Windsource® program. We challenge you to join your neighbors and subscribe today.
Let us know how you support renewable energy by joining the Fridley Wind Up! Challenge. When you join the challenge, you’ll be supporting renewable energy sources, which reduces carbon emissions and helps the City meet our Energy Action Plan goal to get to reduce energy use 20% by 2030!
Wind Up! Challenge Goal: Add 50 new subscribers to Xcel Energy’s Windsource program by Earth Day, April 22, 2023.
BONUS: Anyone who enters the challenge will be featured on our website as a “Fridley Renewable Energy Supporter."
Renewable energy is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, but it’s not the only way. We are also offering you free, energy-saving tips, so you can reduce your carbon footprint even if your household isn’t ready to sign up for renewable energy right now.
How to Participate
1. Subscribe to Windsource®
Choose to source up to 100% of your home’s monthly electricity use from locally produced wind energy with Xcel Energy’s Windsource program. The cost ranges from $1 to $10 per month, depending on subscription amount and your home’s electricity use. Homeowners and renters alike can participate. To sign up, you will need access to your Xcel Energy account information which can be found on an electric bill or in your online account.
or Reduce Your Energy Use
There are many no-cost ways to reduce your household’s energy consumption — and therefore your carbon footprint. Reducing your household’s energy use can save money and is a great first step to take before investing in renewable energy. Try these energy-saving tips from Xcel Energy to enter the challenge and save.
Energy-saving tips from Xcel Energy
2. Let us know how you participated in the challenge
Complete the form to let us know that you participated in the Wind Up! challenge. Registering lets us know that you support renewable energy and helps us inspire your neighbors to support renewable energy, too.
3. Get recognized
Participants who register will be recognized on the website as a “Fridley Renewable Energy Supporter”. You can also enter the challenge and remain anonymous. Note, you must sign up for the Windsource program through Xcel Energy directly, registering for the challenge does not enroll you in the Windsource program.
1st WindUp Challenge Summary
In January- February, 2021, we challenged 50 Fridley households to sign up for Xcel Energy's Windsource program to power their homes with renewable energy. During the challenge, 64 households signed up for the program as Renewable Energy Champions! Additional Renewable Energy Champions already participated in Windsource or other Renewable Energy programs and affirmed their commitment to supporting Renewable Energy, Thank you to our Renewable Energy Champions!
Fridley Renewable Energy Champions
Justin and Jessi Foell
Mary Jo Czaplewski
Julie and Terry Brown
Rich and Karen Brisbois
Rachel and Matthew Jorgenson