Tri-State G&T’s proposed exit fees would make it very, very expensive for United Power and La Plata Energy to leave. Justified? Or are the figures bloated?
Utah attributes ozone to China and wildfires, New Mexico to take up clean fuel standard, and Tri-State G&T must deliver answers to federal agency.
Unhappiness can turn out candidates. But that doesn’t seem to explain this year’s bumper crop of candidates for Holy Cross Energy’s board. Could it be success?
Get going, says Gina McCarthy, Biden’s climate advisor, on the energy transition, even if uncertain remains. And get the public excited about opportunities.
Western Colorado’s Nucla and Naturita hope state aid will help them transition from loss of good-paying jobs after a coal plant and mine closed in 2019.
A new law in Colorado gives electrical cooperatives some to-do’s and can-do’s. It also tells Tri-State G&T that meetings must be open to members, news media.
Two teams have split $15 million in XPrize money for creating ways to sequester carbon dioxide emissions in concrete. One used Wyoming’s Integrated Test Center.
Tri-State G&T gets another rating slip, this time by an analyst who cites the requests by 7 member cooperatives for buy-out numbers. Two coops have already left.
Xcel Energy has plans for $1.7 billion to build 560 miles of new transmission to deliver renewable electricity from eastern Colorado to the Front Range by 2027.
The 2020s will be the decade of rapidly closing coal plants in Colorado. Utilities have plans for just one plant beyond 2030.
United Power has a new CEO, Mark Gabriel, which adds a new dimension to the co-operative’s ongoing dispute with Tri-State Generation and Transmission.
As unsexy as it sounds, an energy imbalance market is a necessary but important first step toward deep decarbonization of Colorado’s electricity and economy.