After long battle, 3 Colorado electric co-ops may renegotiate with Tri-State instead of leaving outright
Partial contracts keep the co-ops in the association while enabling them to purchase cheaper power and build local, renewable energy projects
Opinion: Colorado law should give geothermal energy equal standing with other renewables
A bill before the General Assembly would help unlock geothermal’s potential and bridge the gap to a renewable-energy future
Wind energy company pleads guilty after 150 eagles are killed at its farms in 8 states, including Colorado
CEO of ESI Energy owner NextEra Energy says deaths of bald and golden were unavoidable accidents that should not be criminalized. NextEra has 10 wind farms in Colorado.
Colorado rejects Xcel Energy’s attempt to extend the life of Pueblo’s coal plant by 12 more years
Comanche 3, which has been shut down by equipment failures since Jan. 28, is schedule to permanently close in 2034
Unaweep Canyon is central to Xcel Energy’s big plans for renewable energy production in Colorado
The utility is seeking federal approval to build the state’s largest hydropower project on the Western Slope in Unaweep Canyon south of Grand Junction
United Power makes good on threat to break its contract with Tri-State Generation
With 103,000 customers, United Power accounts for 20% of Tri-State’s business and pays almost double the open-market price for electricity.
Closing a coal-fired power plant in Pueblo to meet Colorado climate goals is easier said than done
The fate of Xcel Energy’s Comanche 3 plant is tangled at the crossroads of emissions and economics
Opinion: The technology, and workforce, for clean energy already are in place. Now it’s time to invest
The payback would be 6-to-1, and would save Coloradans billions in energy costs
Rural electric co-ops get shocking estimates of the cost to break up with Tri-State Generation
Nine members of Tri-State asked what they’d have to pay to leave the association. Now they want to know the formula used to calculate the bills.
Tri-State must tell members seeking cleaner, cheaper energy how much it would cost to break up, regulators say
Nine members of the association, including United Power, asked more than a year ago how much it would cost to break contracts running to 2050. Federal regulators gave Tri-State 30 days to clear the air.
Opinion: Clean energy is the road forward to Colorado jobs and economic recovery, not just clean air
Looking at the cost of closing Colorado’s coal-fired power plants is a bit like considering the replacement of an old car.
Closing all of Xcel’s coal-fired power plants will cost Colorado consumers $1.4 billion
Shuttering plants to meet the state’s greenhouse gas emissions goals carries a hefty price tag, including costs of bonds to finance the wind down
Co-ops trying to leave Tri-State say the electric utility is “stonewalling” by refusing to calculate the price to exit
Tri-State is cleaning up the way it generates electricity, but 7 members, including United Power in Colorado, want to know if they can afford a greener deal outside the partnership.
Breakdowns, shutdowns and cost overruns plague Xcel’s Comanche 3 coal-fired power plant, investigation finds
Electricity from the state-of-the-art coal-fired power plant near Pueblo costs 45% more than forecast, Colorado Public Utilities Commission reports. Xcel says Comanche will be used as a backup to renewable generation after 2030.
Xcel plans to double its renewable energy generation by 2030. It’ll cost consumers $8 billion to do it.
Big new solar and wind projects are planned to get Xcel Energy to 80% renewable generation in Colorado, but fossil fuels still will be needed to balance the system.
Wind power cut Xcel Energy’s carbon emissions last year. But is the utility moving fast enough to meet goals?
Colorado’s largest electricity provider expects to have 4,400 MW of wind power by the end of the year. Details are expected in Xcel’s resource plan Wednesday.
Is Colorado’s power grid in shape for a Texas-size storm? Yes, mostly.
Northern Colorado had its own cold-weather challenge Sunday, making it through despite a notice to customers to turn down their thermostats
Wind turbine company Vestas cuts 450 jobs in plants across Colorado
The company laid off workers in Pueblo and Windsor and closed a separate blade factory in Brighton where 280 people worked
Stay-at-home order changed the way Coloradans work. But is it improving emissions?
Teleworking may have reduced emissions from automobiles, but researchers say working from home increased household energy consumption by as much as 40%.
Dollars, not politics, are driving Colorado’s accelerated embrace of solar energy
Installing solar utility generation is now cheaper than wind or natural gas-fired plants, and far cheaper than new coal generation.