What is ACE?


The City of Anacortes has assembled a volunteer task force made up of community members, energy organization representatives, and city employees to lead the way in reducing our energy usage, and reducing our energy bills. The task force has established the Anacortes Community Energy (ACE).

How can you help our thriving community save energy? We’re glad you asked! Visit our Just Do One Thing page for fun ideas on how to get started.


Anacortes is fully committed to being a national leader in energy savings. We are proud to be part of the collaborative effort to promote energy savings in homes and institutions as part of our Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) participation. The City established a task force made of community members who have a passion for saving energy in our community. The task force completed the application process with a detailed energy saving plan, and Anacortes is one of 53 cities competing for the Georgetown University Energy $5 million prize with partners Puget Sound Energy, Cascade Natural Gas, Sustainable Connections, and Community Energy Challenge.
The City is continually looking for ways to reduce energy and save costs. Recently we changed all of our HPS streetlights to LED which will result in over $50,000 in energy savings each year. This community has a history of sharing our commitment to saving energy. I appreciate your efforts and ongoing support.
—Mayor Laurie Gere