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.

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.

United Way
Arbor Day
Bike to Work
Jason Arbor Day
Food bank
Wish for Wheels

Community support

Each year, Platte River supports its owner communities’ Arbor Day activities, sponsors a breakfast station for Bike to Work Day and adopts a section of the Power Trail. Platte River also proudly supports many local non-profits through financial donations and by participating in volunteer activities. Submit a request for donation to be considered.

2024 Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the annual Platte River Power Authority Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship are closed for 2024. The $6,000 scholarship is offered through the RMEL Foundation. Please check back at the end of this year for details about the 2025 scholarship.

To be eligible to receive the Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship, applicants:

  • Must be a student enrolled in a four-year university or working toward an associate degree, or a graduating high school senior interested in pursuing electrical energy studies
  • Must have a permanent home address within Platte River’s four owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont or Loveland

For more information and to apply, visit

The Platte River Power Authority/RMEL Foundation scholarship is named after Roy J. Rohla who was the engineering manager and plant manager at the Rawhide Energy Station during his 20-year career at Platte River.

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.