United Power will be the next to go, with 7 other smaller co-ops attempting to renegotiate contracts or find price stability on their own
The utility’s 1.6 million Colorado customers will see their bills rise 4.4% — about $4 on the average residential bill — on Sept. 1
Customers of the state’s largest utility also are responsible for debt service on $27 million spent on never used southeastern Colorado ditch rights
While the strategy delivers returns to investors, a cascade of rate increases could lead to “a public backlash” a credit agency warns.
The transition from fossil-fuel generated electricity to renewables is proving tricky for Colorado’s largest utility.
CORE Electric says outages at the Pueblo plant increased the cost of electricity for 172,000 suburban and rural Colorado customers.
Two men who died after they were buried in a coal slide at a Colorado electricity generating plant last week have been identified. The Pueblo County Coroner said that Kyle Bussey, 28, of Pueblo and Philip Roberts, 36, of Cañon City died in the accident Thursday at the Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo, The Denver […]
Emergency crews found the bodies of two workers hours after they became trapped under 80 feet of coal at the Comanche 3 power plant south of Pueblo, officials said Thursday. The bodies of the victims, who were subcontractors for Xcel Energy, were found at about 3 p.m. after the coal pile collapsed earlier Thursday, Pueblo […]
Xcel Energy, under prodding from environmental groups and state regulators, is offering to close its Comanche 3 power plant — the largest coal-fired unit in Colorado — by 2031, putting an end to coal-fired electricity in the state. The $1 billion Comanche 3 unit, in Pueblo, went online in 2010 boasting advanced supercritical pulverized coal […]
As mayors who represent Coloradans in Xcel Energy’s service territory, we urge the Public Utilities Commission to reconsider Xcel’s settlement decision that would keep the state’s largest climate-polluting coal plant open until 2035, and instead ensure that the coal plant is replaced by cleaner, more affordable electricity before 2030. The climate crisis weighs heavy on […]