Colorado regulators want assurances utilities will have enough electricity for air conditioners on even the hottest of days — such as baked Portland in 2021.
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.
A conversation with climate activist Leslie Glustrom, who constantly nips at Xcel Energy. She says the company’s motivations must always be kept in mind.
Colorado PUC orders a report about the latest “generator casualty.” Much larger questions remain about reliability of state’s youngest coal plant.
A compromise proposal would see Colorado’s last coal plant closing in 2034. Some think Comanche 3 should close much sooner, maybe even 2027.
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What will be Colorado’s last standing coal plant? Xcel Energy wants it to be Comanche 3. Can the company persuade state regulators it should operate to 2040?
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.
From a decarbonization roadmap to a giant solar farm to firming plans for 100% renewable energy, Colorado’s energy transition in 2020 told in these stories.
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.
Colorado regulators have signaled they want Xcel Energy to consider using securitization to advance retirement of Comanche 3, the West’s youngest coal plant.