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  • Storing freedom

    Storing freedom0

    • February 4, 2017

    For as much as Colorado might fancy itself the next Silicon Valley, the state is stuck in a time warp when it comes to electricity service providers. Could a modest bill regarding residential battery storage spark change for 1.4 million Xcel Energy and 93,000 Black Hills Energy ratepayers? Colorado’s investor owned utility (IOU) monopoly model

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  • Sputtering Wind Energy Prompts Transmission Cost Concerns from Xcel0

    • May 28, 2014

    Growing transmission costs for wind-generated electricity have prompted Xcel Energy to seek approval for rate hikes to smaller utilities using Xcel’s transmission lines to reach their consumers: Xcel wants the utilities to pay for its costs associated with having supplies of reserve power ready to go in case the wind suddenly dies, said Terri Eaton,

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  • Coloradans can’t rely on subsidy-dependent wind energy0

    • February 17, 2014

    This op-ed first appeared in the Greeley Tribune By Michael Sandoval When Coloradans flip on their lights or crank up their heat, they expect their electricity to be affordable, and at the very least, reliable. But the state Legislature and Gov. John Hickenlooper are forcing the opposite on Colorado — expensive and unreliable wind energy.

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  • No, Wind Turbines Didn’t Keep Texas Grid Online0

    • January 9, 2014

    Wind energy kept Texas powered earlier this week, according to supporters of the renewable energy power source. Plunging temperatures as a result of the polar vortex pushed energy generation across the country above normal winter levels, including Texas: ERCOT said demand for electricity today reached 55,486 megawatts between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. That’s short

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  • No, Wind Turbines Didn't Keep Texas Grid Online0

    • January 9, 2014

    Wind energy kept Texas powered earlier this week, according to supporters of the renewable energy power source. Plunging temperatures as a result of the polar vortex pushed energy generation across the country above normal winter levels, including Texas: ERCOT said demand for electricity today reached 55,486 megawatts between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. That’s short

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