Extreme cold impacting energy supply
Posted on February 14, 2021

Extreme cold impacting energy supply

Customers asked to reduce energy use FORT COLLINS, Colo., February 14, 2021 – Unprecedented cold weather and snow is causing a natural gas shortage and impacting availability of energy from Platte River’s solar fields and wind turbines. Customers in Estes … Keep Reading

Platte River offers scholarship
Posted on February 4, 2021

Platte River offers scholarship

Students in electrical energy studies encouraged to apply FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021 – Students interested in pursuing careers in the electric energy industry are encouraged to apply for Platte River Power Authority’s Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship. The … Keep Reading

Platte River helps communities respond to COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to emerge in 2020, Platte River took measures that emphasized staff safety and system reliability. Leadership promptly designed and implemented processes and protocols to protect staff at home and within Platte River facilities. Measures included … Keep Reading

Platte River Board approves 2020 IRP
Posted on October 29, 2020

Platte River Board approves 2020 IRP

Plan serves as new baseline in pursuit of a 100% noncarbon portfolio FORT COLLINS, Colo., October 29, 2020 – Following two years of public discussions and surveys, numerous studies and reports, and energy mix modeling on multiple levels, the Platte … Keep Reading

Platte River strategic budget earns national award

CHICAGO – Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that Platte River Power Authority, Colorado, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2020 budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment … Keep Reading

DER strategy committee seeks public input
Posted on September 29, 2020

DER strategy committee seeks public input

Survey, email signup available from microsite FORT COLLINS, Colo., September 29, 2020 – Platte River Power Authority and its owner communities have formed a distributed energy resources (DER) strategy committee and are seeking public input to help create a roadmap … Keep Reading

Platte River IRP deliberations to resume

Public input to be taken digitally, virtually FORT COLLINS, Colo., August 18, 2020 – Platte River Power Authority will soon resume deliberations with its board of directors and take more public input concerning its 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Platte … Keep Reading

Platte River to retire <br> Rawhide Unit 1 by 2030

Closure will mark end to all coal-fired generation for utility FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 16, 2020 – The Platte River Power Authority today announced that its Rawhide Unit 1 generating resource will cease producing electricity by 2030, 16 years before … Keep Reading

Platte River requests IRP filing delay

COVID-19 preventing public deliberation of utility’s energy future FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 1, 2020 – Platte River Power Authority this week requested the ability to delay the filing of its 2020 integrated resource plan (IRP) until December because its board … Keep Reading

Troxell named Platte River board chair

Hornbacher selected vice chair by fellow board members FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 26, 2020 – The Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors today elected Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell to be the organization’s 12th board chair. The board also … Keep Reading