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Transmission to San Luis Valley?

Transmission to San Luis Valley?

Colorado’s San Luis Valley rips with solar potential but lacks a way to get the electricity to market. What will it take? A conversation is beginning at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

Solar surge on the Western Slope

Solar surge on the Western Slope

Several counties on Colorado’s Western Slope have been told to expect many proposals for major solar projects in the next 3-5 years. Here’s why.

Colorado energy gleanings

Colorado energy gleanings

United Power has joined the Southwest Power Pool, solar trade group lauds Morgan County, and Colorado’s new transmission group slow to get off ground.

Too much of a good thing?

Too much of a good thing?

A solar company planning a solar farm on the edge of Pueblo played by the new rules. It wasn’t enough. Neighbors said no way. So did county commissioners.

Solar not shining so brightly

Solar not shining so brightly

Solar companies have been struggling with supply chain issues, the most profound being an investigation into possible violations of import policies from China.

Islands in the Rockies

Islands in the Rockies

Colorado a century ago was poorly connected by roads. Its electrical utilities still are poorly linked. Why they need energy markets.and how that may happen.

Colorado utilities take step into energy markets as they evaluate what’s to come

Colorado utilities take step into energy markets as they evaluate what’s to come

Like the Continental Divide that splits Colorado waters into those flowing toward the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, the state’s electrical utilities have decided to go either east or west to take advantage of new or growing energy markets. But will this new seam in energy imbalance markets remain as utilities seek even greater benefits of a regional transmission organization?

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