Xcel Plans Colo. Renewable Projects, Coal Plant Closure

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT) -- Xcel Energy Inc. said Tuesday that it's petitioned Colorado utility regulators to add hundreds of megawatts of new wind and solar power in the state, as well as close one coal-fired plant and continue to run another plant after converting it from coal to natural gas.

In a proposal submitted to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Xcel said it would build projects that would add 170 megawatts of utility-scale solar generation and 450 megawatts of wind generation. The utility also proposed adding 317 megawatts of natural...
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