28 Jul '11, 5pm

Xcel Says Boulder Is Missing Out On A Green Opportunity: If Boulder ended up purchasing the wind power, the city...

Xcel Energy believes the City of Boulder has missed out on a huge opportunity by denying its citizens a chance to vote on a franchising agreement that would have included a large purchase of wind power from the utility. Xcel had proposed selling 200 MW of wind power to Boulder, but that deal was contingent on the city's signing a 20-year franchise agreement with the utility. The city, however, had already decided last year against renewing a franchise agreement with Xcel. Discussions regarding the sale of wind power to the city broke down two weeks ago after both parties disagreed about whether Boulder citizens should have the chance to vote on the proposed wind/franchise agreement. Boulder's city manager recommended that the city council not include the question of a franchise agreement on a November ballot, and instead ask citizens if they agree with forming a municipal ...

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