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A sharper pivot for Xcel Energy

A sharper pivot for Xcel Energy

A settlement agreement proposes to retire Comanche 3 sooner and identifies a 25-year yardstick for evaluating the need for new natural gas plants. It also punts some key decisions.

Will Comanche unit make 20 years?

Will Comanche unit make 20 years?

Two of three PUC commissioners say evidence supports a 2029 closing or even sooner, while the third says too much remains unknown   by Allen Best Retirement of Comanche 3, the troubled coal plant at Pueblo, was originally projected to operate for 60 years. It may...
Comanche 3 idled once again

Comanche 3 idled once again

Colorado PUC orders a report about the latest “generator casualty.” Much larger questions remain about reliability of state’s youngest coal plant.

Colorado energy gleanings

Colorado energy gleanings

Comanche 3 lawsuit, Guzman solar farm near Cortez, new owner of Vestas wind tower factory, hyperloop test track in Pueblo, fleet electrification, Bye Aerospace, broadened mission for state agency, and more gleanings from Colorado

Comanche 3 idled once again

Xcel Energy stands by Comanche 3

Colorado’s newest coal plant has been a dog, but Xcel Energy says it should stay open until 2040, a crucial component of the company;’s decarbonization plan.

A nudge, not a shove

A nudge, not a shove

Three Colroado coal plants must retire by the end of 2028, a year earlier than the utilities planned, the state’s Air Quality Control Commission has ruled. Still to be decided: Hayden units 1 and 2.

Comanche 3 under the microscope

Comanche 3 under the microscope

Colorado regulators have signaled they want Xcel Energy to consider using securitization to advance retirement of Comanche 3, the West’s youngest coal plant.

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