Platte River's noncarbon resources are produced using wind, hydropower and solar assets. By 2021, approximately 50% of Platte River's energy will come from noncarbon resources.

Platte River contracts with third parties to provide the following capacities of noncarbon resources at each facility:

Roundhouse wind

Roundhouse Wind
Energy Center

Medicine Bow Wind Project

Medicine Bow
Wind Project

Federal _Hydropower


Rawhide Flats Solar

Flats Solar

72 MW of wind from the Spring Canyon and Silver Sage wind projects is currently sold to other entities, 60 MW of which will return to Platte River in 2030.

2020 projected noncarbon resources

About 39% of the energy Platte River will deliver to its owner communities in 2020 is projected to come from noncarbon sources.

The Rawhide Prairie Solar project will add 22 MW of solar generating capacity along with a 2 MWh battery and the Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project will add 225 MW of wind to Platte River's portfolio. Both projects are estimated to be completed in 2020.

Wind and solar energy provided to Platte River's owner communities

Since 1998, Platte River has provided noncarbon energy to its owner communities in response to their customers’ desire for it. Customers who wish to support and use noncarbon energy can sign up through their community to receive a portion or all of their energy from noncarbon energy sources for a small fee that covers the added cost of the noncarbon energy energy compared to the traditional generation it replaces.

Since Platte River follows strict industry guidelines for this program, customers can be assured that the noncarbon energy they purchase is generated above and beyond the amount needed to meet state or federal mandates. In addition, the noncarbon energy programs offered by Estes Park, Fort Collins and Loveland are certified under the Green-e Energy Certification Program, a program managed by The Center for Resource Solutions. The Center is a national non-profit organization that designs and operates programs that support the increased supply and use of noncarbon resources.

Green-E Certified
Green-e Energy is the nation’s leading independent noncarbon resource certification and verification program. A Green-e Energy certification assures consumers that the noncarbon resources they purchase meet stringent environmental and consumer-protection standards. Furthermore, it assures that the organizations supplying this certified energy can demonstrate, on an annual basis, they have generated or purchased enough noncarbon resources to meet customer demand and to substantiate their related marketing claims.

To sign up for noncarbon resources, click on your community below:

Town of Estes Park

Town of Estes Park
(Green-e Energy certified)

City of Fort Collins

City of Fort Collins
(Green-e Energy certified)

City of Loveland

City of Loveland
(Green-e Energy certified)