Timeline

2016
September 29

Rawhide Solar Flats begins operation

September 29

Jason Frisbie becomes General Manager

September 29

Peak load is 659 megawatts

2012
September 29

Jackie Sargent becomes General Manager

September 29

Peak load is 653 megawatts

2010
September 29

Rawhide installs a state-of-the-art mercury removal system

2009
September 29

Wind energy powered by Silver Sage wind facility in Cheyenne is provided to Platte River customers

2007
September 29

Rawhide logs its one millionth work hour without a lost-time injury

September 29

Larimer County Board of Commissioners presents an Environmental Stewardship Award to Platte River

2006
September 29

Platte River is presented with an Environmental Business Award for Resource Conservation by the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

2002
September 29

Platte River launches two energy-efficiency programs

September 29

Platte River invests in simple cycle gas turbines

2001
September 29

Rawhide is named the 5th cleanest coal-fired power plant in Colorado

2000
September 29

Peak load is 431 megawatts

1999
September 29

Brian Moeck becomes General Manager

1998
September 29

Platte River invests in wind energy at Medicine Bow

1997
September 29

Platte River consists of 161 employees and has a peak load of 371 megawatts

1993
September 29

1,600 acres is purchased around Rawhide Energy Station

1988
September 29

Peak load is 275

1987
September 29

Thaine Michie becomes General Manager

1984
September 29

James Pendergrass becomes General Manager

September 29

Platte River grows to 219 employees and has a peak load of 224 megawatts

September 29

Rawhide Energy Station begins commercial operations

1983
September 29

Rawhide Energy Station is completed

1979
September 29

Platte River breaks ground at Rawhide Energy Station

1978
September 29

Headquarters are built

1975
September 29

Platte River consists of 16 employees and has a peak load of 125 megawatts

September 29

Platte River purchases an 18 percent share in the Yampa project in Craig

September 29

Colorado House Bill 1666 becomes law with Platte River becoming a political subdivision of the state. Organic Contract is signed by the four member municipalities

1973
September 29

Platte River consists of 6 employees and has an electrical peak of 106 megawatts

September 29

Platte River hires its first General Manager, Al Hamilton

September 29

Platte River Power Authority is formed by Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Loveland

1965
September 29

Platte Municipal Power Association is created by Stan Case