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  • Don’t be dull, embrace microgrids

    Don’t be dull, embrace microgrids0

    • November 12, 2018

    By Casey Freeman   Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy are Colorado’s two regulated electric monopolies. Xcel is the larger of the two and provides retail service to the greater Denver Metro Area, Greeley, and Grand Junction, while Black Hills services Pueblo and the surrounding area. These utilities operate in a regulated market with no

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  • The Colorado Energy Plan: A proposal that benefits all but the consumer

    The Colorado Energy Plan: A proposal that benefits all but the consumer0

    • August 30, 2018

    Xcel Energy’s recently approved Colorado Energy Plan (CEP) is what the company refers to as its “Steel for Fuel” strategy. With a green light from Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the CEP is a giant capital investment program to shutter Comanche I and II generating units a decade ahead of schedule. The CEP will replace

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  • Club 20 and its due diligence

    Club 20 and its due diligence0

    • August 23, 2018

    After a little due diligence, Club 20, the long-time “Voice of the Western Slope,” revised its position on Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan from “support” to “neutral” on Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan (CEP) according to a letter it sent to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission last November. Originally, the Western Slope’s premiere “coalition of counties, communities,

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  • Pueblo beware of Xcel’s promise of economic development

    Pueblo beware of Xcel’s promise of economic development0

    • August 19, 2018

    Xcel Energy continues to make absurd claims about its Colorado Energy Plan Corporate Enrichment Plan (CEP). The Coalition and others have debunked the cost-savings scam, but what about the economic development claims? One of our favorites is that the CEP, which will destroy 80 to 90, maybe more, good-paying jobs in Pueblo, is good economics for

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  • Western Resource Advocates really corporate enablers at ratepayer expense

    Western Resource Advocates really corporate enablers at ratepayer expense0

    • July 31, 2018

    Western Resource Advocates (WRA), the multi-state renewable energy advocacy group, also seems to be an advocacy group for electricity corporate oligarchies. Two weeks ago, in what looks to be Xcel Energy’s bidding, the group filed a motion to strike a huge portion of our expert witness Charles Griffey’s testimony that completely disproves WRA and Xcel’s claim

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  • Media Release: Customers want Xcel to pay for CEP

    Media Release: Customers want Xcel to pay for CEP0

    • July 31, 2018

    New Polling Suggests Xcel Ratepayers Are Unwilling to Foot the Bill for Executives and Shareholders 85% of Xcel Customers Think the Company Should Pay for the Costs Incurred from Colorado Energy Plan’s Details   DENVER, July 30, 2018 – Eighty-five percent of Colorado’s Xcel Energy customers do not want to pay the $2.5 billion cost for

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