Platte River Power Authority's commitment to service goes beyond supplying reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services. Platte River strives to enhance the quality of life in its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland through limited financial support to local 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and associated events. Staff are also encouraged to engage in various volunteer efforts and come together throughout the year to complete projects benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Planting trees
Each year on Arbor Day, Platte River provides funds to its owner communities for trees planted in parks, schools and other public places.

Vendor tents
On Bike-to-Work Day each June, the utility sponsors a breakfast station at its headquarters in Fort Collins.

Power Trail
Employees collect trash and debris as part of Adopt-a-Trail activities along The Power Trail in Fort Collins.

Requests for donation

To learn more and submit a request for donation, visit the request for donation form.

United Way

Platte River partners with the United Way of Larimer County with an annual workplace fundraising campaign to help those in need within Larimer County. Along with staff donations, Platte River is also a United Way Cornerstone Partner. Throughout the year, staff also donate their time to various volunteer activities organized by United Way.

RMEL Foundation / Platte River Power Authority Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship

Platte River scholarship winner named

For the second consecutive year, Colorado State University student Cameron Dellamano was selected to receive Platte River's Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship.

In its eighth year, the $3,000 scholarship was offered through the RMEL Foundation to support a qualified student pursuing a career in the electric utility industry. Recipients of the scholarship must maintain a strong academic record and have a relationship to Platte River or one of the four owner communities. Dellamano's grandparents, John and Ava Scudder, are former Platte River staff members.

The scholarship is named after Roy J. Rohla who was an electrical engineer and plant manager at Platte River’s Rawhide Energy Station for 20 years.

Group presentations


In-school presentations are available to support science curricula at the 4th grade level and above. Elementary school presentations describe the basics of how electricity is generated using various kinds of resources. Middle School and High School presentations address energy transformation and the economic, environmental and reliability considerations of generating electricity using fossil fuels and noncarbon resources. Content can be customized to meet specific teacher needs.

Community groups

Platte River staff is available to attend group meetings and provide presentations on the utility’s generation and transmission operations as well as the legislative, regulatory, environmental and economic issues facing Platte River and the electricity industry as a whole.

Contact us

Contact us with questions or to schedule a group or in-school presentation