Platte River’s New Headquarters:

Proposed New HQ Rendering

Building a new headquarters will address many pressing needs:

Manage the next generation of technologies behind a secure and robust electrical grid and the critical infrastructure necessary to power and protect our way of life
Empower Platte River staff to maximize the benefits of emerging technologies and be more effective in their work
Provide the community more opportunities to engage with our region’s energy experts and the policy leaders who will guide our cleaner and more diverse energy future
Integrate Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements to enable greater access to our facilities

Keeping Power Accessible and Affordable

For nearly 45 years, Platte River Power Authority has consistently delivered reliable, affordable electricity to each municipal owner - Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland. In recent decades, multiple factors have influenced our operations, including:

  • Considerable growth in retail customers and the resulting need for more energy
  • Dramatic advances in energy production and transmission technology
  • Significant changes in power industry regulatory requirements

To keep pace with advancements in our industry and to provide significant improvements to the community, we propose to construct a modern headquarters building on a redesigned campus. An updated headquarters will provide a consolidated home to currently separated work groups, and will accommodate future growth and technologies while providing the community with an easily accessible amenity that more accurately reflects its values.

This project will ensure Platte River can capitalize on new technology and provide staff the resources they need to operate efficiently for decades to come. Platte River currently provides power to its municipal utilities at the lowest wholesale rates in Colorado, and have factored costs for the new headquarters campus into its long-range infrastructure planning models. The models call for a forecasted annual rate increase of two percent through 2025, maintaining Platte River’s low-cost profile.