Citizens asked to help map energy future

Community listening sessions for residents and businesses planned FORT COLLINS, Colo., October 16, 2018 – Residents and businesses in Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland are invited to help shape the future of energy in northern Colorado. Platte River … Read more

Mayor Jirsa named Platte River board chair

FORT COLLINS, Colo., October 1, 2018 – The Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors has selected Estes Park Mayor Todd Alyn Jirsa to be the organization’s 11th chairman. “Mayor Jirsa has been an engaged and committed leader on our … Read more

Energy efficiency programs pay dividends

Collaboration with communities is saving customers money on monthly utility bills, reducing long-term need for energy resources FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 29, 2018 – Platte River Power Authority’s collaborative work on energy efficiency programs with the distribution utilities of its … Read more

Platte River seeks more solar power

RFP calls for 20 megawatts and energy storage FORT COLLINS, Colo., February 21, 2018 – Platte River Power Authority Wednesday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for at least 20 megawatts of new solar energy capacity that could be added … Read more

Platte River Power Authority adds significant new wind power

Purchased power agreement to create 48 percent non-carbon portfolio FORT COLLINS, Colo., January 23, 2018 – Platte River Power Authority Tuesday signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 150 megawatts of new wind power capacity to serve its four owner … Read more

Platte River / RMEL taking scholarship applications

FORT COLLINS, Colo., January 10, 2018 – Platte River Power Authority is pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, the Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship will be offered through the RMEL Foundation. The $3,000 scholarship aims to support … Read more

Zero net carbon energy achievable

Platte River Power Authority study discloses feasibility of carbon neutral power FORT COLLINS, Colo., December 7, 2017– The Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors and public today learned a zero net carbon (ZNC) energy portfolio for Estes Park, Fort … Read more

Platte River studies expanded renewable energy options

By Jason Frisbie (Platte River Power Authority General Manager / CEO), Mayor Todd Jirsa (Estes Park), Mayor Wade Troxell (Fort Collins), Mayor Dennis Coombs (Longmont), and Mayor Cecil Gutierrez (Loveland) Nearly 20 years ago, Platte River Power Authority (Platte River) … Read more

Helicopter to scan transmission system

June 30, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: John Bleem, Platte River Power Authority, 970-222-3958 Helicopter to Scan Transmission System FORT COLLINS, Colorado – Platte River Power Authority will use a low-flying helicopter to conduct an infrared scan … Read more

Mountain West electricity providers explore RTO options

Mountain West electricity providers explore RTO options Mountain West Transmission Group Membership Areas Mountain West electricity providers explore RTO options Mountain West Transmission Group to open discussions on possible membership; expanded electricity market may improve reliability and create savings DENVER … Read more