Wildfire risk lies at the center of grants given three electric cooperatives in Colorado and New Mexico
Directors scrap rates but one coop manager says this issue will have to be addressed within a year or two
Lots of issues here: social equity, closing in on 100% renewables — and whether rates adopted by Colorado’s forward-looking utility would break state law. Will that law be changed?
Electrical cooperative says new rates needed to help sustain electrical grid as it nears 100% carbon free energy. Solar installers see it very differently.
Glenwood Springs-based cooperative says it can leap from 50% emission-free energy to 92% by next year—despite owning a coal plant. Exactly how do this work?
Megan Gilman talks about equity, resource adequacy and other elements of her work in overseeing Colorado’s energy transition as a Colorado PUC commissioner. That will soon include overseeing plans by natural gas utilities to displace emissions when heating buildings.
Holy Cross Energy expects to surpass 90% in carbon-free energy in 2024. It hasn’t had a rate increase since 2018. Why does Xcel Energy have higher rates even as it pivots more slowly?
Xcel Energy commits to pilot project of new 100-hour storage technology at its Comanche station in Colorado. Will this technology displace gas?
Say Xcel Energy’s high fuel costs associated with Storm Uri were entirely avoidable
Xcel Energy announces testing of 100-hour batteries in Pueblo by as early as 2025. Will this technology displace natural gas peaker plants?
Holy Cross Energy’s solar + storage project near Glenwood Springs reflects partnerships and synergies. Can it find other such projects in the Aspen-Vail-Rifle area?
Tiny now, like a pebble, lithium-ion battery storage in Colorado will soon be like a boulder. What else is needed to complete this emissions-free jigsaw puzzle?