Xcel Energy wants to triple solar power

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) Xcel Energy is seeking permission to triple the amount of large-scale solar power produced in Colorado.

A report filed Monday with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission indicates the company also wants to increase wind energy and power from natural gas-fired generators to meet its long-term electricity needs.

According to the Denver Post, the company plans to close its Arapahoe coal-fired power plant in Denver by the end of 2013 and convert its Cherokee plant in Denver to a gas-fired facility by the end of 2017.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 223133311