Hornbacher named Platte River board chair

Koenig selected vice chair by fellow board members FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 26, 2021 – During its March 25 board meeting, the Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors elected Dave Hornbacher, executive director of Electric Services at the City … Keep Reading

Update: Extreme cold impacting energy supply

Customers in our owner communities reduced their energy demand in response to the call for conservation. Temperatures are expected to remain very low so we ask that you continue your efforts throughout this period of extreme cold.

Extreme cold impacting energy supply
Posted on February 14, 2021

Extreme cold impacting energy supply

Customers asked to reduce energy use FORT COLLINS, Colo., February 14, 2021 – Unprecedented cold weather and snow is causing a natural gas shortage and impacting availability of energy from Platte River’s solar fields and wind turbines. Customers in Estes … Keep Reading

Platte River offers scholarship
Posted on February 4, 2021

Platte River offers scholarship

Students in electrical energy studies encouraged to apply FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 4, 2021 – Students interested in pursuing careers in the electric energy industry are encouraged to apply for Platte River Power Authority’s Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship. The … Keep Reading

Platte River Board approves 2020 IRP
Posted on October 29, 2020

Platte River Board approves 2020 IRP

Plan serves as new baseline in pursuit of a 100% noncarbon portfolio FORT COLLINS, Colo., October 29, 2020 – Following two years of public discussions and surveys, numerous studies and reports, and energy mix modeling on multiple levels, the Platte … Keep Reading

DER strategy committee seeks public input
Posted on September 29, 2020

DER strategy committee seeks public input

Survey, email signup available from microsite FORT COLLINS, Colo., September 29, 2020 – Platte River Power Authority and its owner communities have formed a distributed energy resources (DER) strategy committee and are seeking public input to help create a roadmap … Keep Reading

Platte River IRP deliberations to resume

Public input to be taken digitally, virtually FORT COLLINS, Colo., August 18, 2020 – Platte River Power Authority will soon resume deliberations with its board of directors and take more public input concerning its 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Platte … Keep Reading

Helicopter to scan transmission system

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 23, 2020 – Platte River Power Authority will use a low-flying helicopter to conduct an infrared scan of its electrical substations and transmission lines from approximately 8:00 a.m. until late afternoon of July 27. The purpose … Keep Reading

Platte River adds largest noncarbon resource to date

Roundhouse wind project goes commercial, with noncarbon resources making up nearly half of energy delivered by Platte River FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 25, 2020 – After several weeks of testing, the 225-megawatt Roundhouse Wind Energy Center located north of the … Keep Reading

Platte River to retire <br> Rawhide Unit 1 by 2030

Closure will mark end to all coal-fired generation for utility FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 16, 2020 – The Platte River Power Authority today announced that its Rawhide Unit 1 generating resource will cease producing electricity by 2030, 16 years before … Keep Reading