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 municipalities – Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland. Read more.
Huge wind farm could reduce Fort Collins electricity rates, triple wind power
Fort Collins Coloradoan, Jan. 8, 2018 - Fort Collins’ electricity provider is nearing the finish line for a wind power project that could save residents money and make almost half its delivered electricity renewable. Roundhouse Renewable Energy, a 150-megawatt wind farm, would triple Platte River Power Authority’s wind capacity. Read more.
Longmont City Council hears plan for moving to 'zero net carbon' electricity generation
Longmont Times-Call, Dec. 19, 2017 - Longmont's City Council took no formal or informal position Tuesday night on a study's suggestions for how the Platte River Power Authority could provide a "zero net carbon" energy supply by the year 2030. Read more.
Study lays out path for Platte River zero net carbon portfolio
American Public Power Association, Dec. 18, 2017 - A study completed by Pace Global LLC concludes that a zero net carbon, or ZNC, energy portfolio for the Platte River Power Authority owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland in Colorado can be achieved. Read more.
Platte River Power Authority unveils plan to go ‘net zero’ on carbon emissions by 2030
Energize Weekly, Dec. 13, 2017 - The Platte River Power Authority, which serves part of northern Colorado, unveiled a plan Dec. 7 that would transform its generating portfolio to “net zero” carbon emission by 2030. The plan calls for ceasing all coal-burning energy production and making up the difference with increases in natural gas, hydro, wind and solar power. Read more.
Platte River Power Authority explores path to carbon neutral electricity
Loveland Reporter Herald, Dec. 7, 2017 - Platte River Power Authority, Loveland's wholesale power supplier, announced Thursday the completion of a study on how to adjust its energy portfolio to be producing zero net carbon by 2030. The plan calls for ceasing all coal-burning energy production and making up the difference with increases in natural gas, hydro, wind and solar power. Read more.
Platte River studies Zero Net Carbon Portfolio
Fort Collins Coloradoan, Dec. 1, 2017 - Leaders of Platte River Power Authority — the power provider for Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park and Longmont — will unveil paths toward nearly 100 percent clean electricity for all four communities. The next steps will directly impact Northern Colorado’s air, water and cost of living. Read more
Platte River studies renewable energy expansion
Nearly 20 years ago, Platte River Power Authority became the first utility in the region to provide wind energy to customers in Colorado — from the Medicine Bow Wind Project. The Medicine Bow facility continues to provide emission-free electricity to customers in Northern Colorado, and Platte River has added more renewable sources over time.
Fort Collins Coloradoan, Aug. 18, 2017 – Read more
Estes Park Trail Gazette, Aug. 14, 2017 – Read more
Longmont Times-Call, Aug. 13, 2017 – Read more
Loveland Reporter-Herald, Aug. 10, 2017 – Read more