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Colorado Utility Will Close Coal Plant 16 Years Early

June 16, 2020

Via: PowerMag

A Colorado-based electric utility owned by the four communities it serves announced it will close its remaining coal-fired plant by the end of the decade, a facility that had a planned retirement date of 2046.

The Platte River Power Authority on June 16 said the 280-MW Unit 1 at its Rawhide Energy Station near Fort Collins, Colorado, will be taken offline by 2030. Platte River over the past 18 months has studied how to replace generation from Unit 1, after the utility’s board approved a Resource Diversification Policy in December 2018. That measure called for the utility to have a 100% non-carbon energy mix by 2030.

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