09 Aug '18, 6pm

Hey, @bonnevillepower: "transitioning the generation fleet can actually lower costs for customers"…

Notably, Xcel has not proposed investing in any new-build gas-fired generating capacity to replace the coal units. Many utilities moving away from coal generation have relied on significant new gas construction as a replacement. But building large amounts of new gas generation capacity can create unneeded plants in the future (the investments in which are known as stranded costs), and also expose customers to rate increases created by gas price volatility. While Xcel’s Colorado Energy Plan does propose the acquisition of 383 MW of gas capacity, that consists of two existing gas plants. Today, these plants sell power to Xcel through contracts that are set to expire over the course of the Colorado Energy Plan implementation timeframe. Xcel’s proposal is to purchase these existing gas resources and use them primarily as capacity resources. The utility expects the overall amou...

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