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David Eves: Colorado Energy Plan moves state forward – 09-09-2017 Boulder Daily Camera

Under our recently announced Colorado Energy Plan, Xcel Energy’s electricity supply could be 55 percent renewable by 2026, making the goal of being completely carbon-free much more within reach.

‘Steel for fuel’: Xcel CEO Ben Fowke on his utility’s move to a renewable-centric grid – 07-77-2017 Utility Dive

By 2021, Xcel expects wind to be its single largest energy resource — and that means big changes to grid operations. Fowke sat down with Utility Dive to discuss what the transition entails.

David Eves: 100 percent renewable energy can be closer than you think – 04-15-2017 Boulder Daily Camera

The city of Boulder and Xcel Energy have been negotiating in good faith for the last 15 months to find the best way to work together in place of the city’s effort to form its own electric utility.

Editorial: Let voters decide utility options – 04-15-2017 Boulder Daily Camera

David Kreiger, writing for the Boulder Daily Camera editorial board, weighs in on the proposed ballot options.

Boulder to consider settlement offers from Xcel in 7-year municipal utility saga – 03-31-2017 Boulder Daily Camera

City Council announces April meetings to weigh offers.

Xcel Energy to invest billions in new wind farms in Colorado, elsewhere – 03-21-2017 Denver Business Journal

Xcel Energy Inc. is making a multibillion-dollar investment in wind power across seven states, from Minnesota to New Mexico — and using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large chunk of it.

Editorial: Don Quixote and the muni – 02-21-2017 Boulder Daily Camera

Gene Camp’s recommendation that the Colorado Public Utilities Commission reject the separation plan Boulder submitted to establish a municipal electric utility sets up an interesting test of City Council’s relationship with the real world.

PUC’s chief engineer recommends denial of Boulder’s muni plan – 02-20-2017 Boulder Daily Camera

The Public Utilities Commission’s chief engineer recommends the commission deny Boulder’s pending application to acquire certain Xcel Energy assets and form a municipal electric utility.

Solar storage project in Stapleton could change energy consumption – 02-16-2017 KMGH-Channel 7 (Denver ABC)

The Stapleton neighborhood in Denver has the largest concentration of personal solar in the city. That’s why Xcel Energy is using the neighborhood to figure out how to store solar energy in banks of batteries.

Xcel Energy jumps last hurdles for massive Rush Creek Wind Project – 02-2-2017 The Denver Post

Construction may start in the next month or two.

Vestas gets big order from Xcel for $1 billion Colorado wind farm project – 07-07-2016 Denver Business Journal

Xcel Energy said the wind farm will triple the number of Vestas-made wind turbines spinning in Colorado.


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