Battery storage vital to Platte River’s latest RFP

250 MW of new solar generating capacity sought Note: This news release was updated Dec. 21 with corrected information regarding the battery energy storage component of the RFP. FORT COLLINS, Colo., Dec. 15, 2021 – Platte River Power Authority this … Keep Reading

Platte River offers scholarship
Posted on December 7, 2021

Platte River offers scholarship

High school seniors now eligible to apply FORT COLLINS, Colo., Dec. 7, 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 annual … Keep Reading

Platte River names new chief operating officer

FORT COLLINS, Colo., August 4, 2021 – Following a nationwide search process, Platte River Power Authority recently hired Melie Vincent to serve as the organization’s next chief operating officer (COO). “I am pleased to welcome Melie to our senior leadership … Keep Reading

Helicopter to scan transmission system

FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 24, 2021 – Platte River Power Authority will use a low-flying helicopter to conduct an infrared scan of its electrical substations and transmission lines from approximately 8 a.m. until late afternoon on July 1. The purpose … Keep Reading

New solar project operational
Posted on March 31, 2021

New solar project operational

Rawhide Prairie Solar to produce 22 MW solar, 2 MWh battery storage FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 31, 2021 – Platte River Power Authority’s latest solar installation began commercial operation earlier this month, featuring the utility’s first use of battery storage, … Keep Reading

Hornbacher named Platte River board chair

Koenig selected vice chair by fellow board members FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 26, 2021 – During its March 25 board meeting, the Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors elected Dave Hornbacher, executive director of Electric Services at the City … Keep Reading

Update: Extreme cold impacting energy supply

Customers in our owner communities reduced their energy demand in response to the call for conservation. Temperatures are expected to remain very low so we ask that you continue your efforts throughout this period of extreme cold.

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