Jonathan Rogers is the Renewable Energy Specialist for the City and County of Denver. He is responsible for the city’s efforts to achieve its goal of 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2030. In August, Denver released its 100% Renewable Electricity Action Plan. The plan focuses on the impact Denver makes towards decarbonizing the entire electric system and prioritizes investments in local renewable energy sources, while ensuring affordability and reliability for customers.
Jonathan is Denver’s lead witness in proceedings at the Colorado Public Utility Commission. His advocacy focuses on issues pertaining to customer rates, resource planning, regulatory rules, and renewable electricity and energy efficiency program options. This advocacy has influenced positive outcomes for the City by supporting local investments, promoting community resilience, and accelerating the decarbonization of Xcel Energy’s Colorado grid.
He coordinates Denver’s Energy Future Collaboration with Xcel Energy, which advances six parallel climate action efforts: 1) Renewable Electricity, Policy, and Regulatory; 2) Strategic Building Electrification; 3) Resilience and Reliability; 4) Municipal Operations; 5) Streetlights; and 6) Electric Vehicles.
Jonathan works with stakeholders across city agencies, energy and environmental organizations, and community groups to implement the Renewable Denver Community Solar Initiative—which will deploy up to 15MW of community solar gardens on Denver’s on municipal rooftops, over parking lots, and on city-owned land at no up-front cost and a net savings to taxpayers.
Before joining Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency, he was Program Director of Energy Systems Analysis and Integration at Energetics Incorporated.