A Powerhouse for a Diverse Energy Economy

Northern Colorado’s highly productive energy cluster is made up of companies in cleantech, oil and natural gas, bio energy, wind and solar power, and research. Our access to world-class R&D facilities and local organizations dedicated to supporting the industry through business, government and university collaboration allow our region to be a driving force in energy innovation.



Number of Establishments: 834
2014 Average Employment: 16,948
2014 Average Salary: $68,541


Weld County has more active wells than anywhere else in the United States, with more than 18,000 wells
There are 76 producing oil and gas operators in Northern Colorado (, August 2015)
There are 16,819 (est.) currently producing wells in Northern Colorado (, August 2015)
Two photovoltaic solar farms in Weld County support 1,300 households (Metro Denver EDC, 2016)
In 2015, Colorado State University became the first and only campus to achieve platinum status under the STARS rating system
Fort Collins is home to FortZed, a testing ground for cutting-edge sustainable energy innovation
A CSU professor received the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Academic Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency