Platte River’s path to a clean, reliable energy future

Platte River Power Authority is the community-owned wholesale electricity provider for Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland. Platte River’s initial resources included hydropower, coal and natural gas. In 1998, Platte River was Colorado’s first utility to develop wind generation. … Keep Reading

2022 scholarship recipient selected

Local student pursuing electrical engineering degree receives Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship After chasing a career in gymnastics during his youth, including time with the Junior Olympics program in Colorado Springs, Ken Barnish began a transition to electricity. At age … Keep Reading

Platte River tech director receives recognition

FORT COLLINS, Colo., December 2, 2021 – Platte River Power Authority’s Director of Technology Rob Morse recently earned national distinction as a 2021 chief information officer (CIO) award winner. Morse received recognition as 2021 Visionary Leader by Info-Tech Research Group, … Keep Reading

Platte River invites you to celebrate Public Power Week

The American Public Power Association recognizes the first full week in October as Public Power Week. It’s an opportunity for the 2,000 public power providers around the country and the communities they serve to celebrate the value of community-owned electrical … 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 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