Tag: Colorado

Public Works

Ransomware attack forces Colorado public defenders to disable network

February 12, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Office of Colorado State Public defenders was forced to shut down its computer network on Monday, after officials became aware of malware-encrypted data within its system. The “cybersecurity incident,” first reported by the Denver Post, is the latest in […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Creating a culture: How state privacy officers hope to rebuild public trust

February 16, 2023

Via: StateScoop

Agovernment that the public does not trust is collecting more of its data than ever before. Recent landmark data-privacy laws — like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act — reveal a growing interest […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Solar Project Forges a Bright Future for Colorado Steel Mill

September 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

When the United Nations and other organizations began discussing how to make industrial processes more sustainable and environmentally friendly, the groups knew it would take buy-in from utilities, businesses, and communities to bring projects to life. Today, the “Greening of […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Colorado utilities could cut costs 5% by joining an RTO, PUC finds, as Western market momentum builds

December 3, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The report comes as states and utilities across the West are considering options for forming one or more organized power markets to help them reduce costs, meet their energy goals and improve grid reliability. Utilities in Colorado and Nevada are […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

February 10, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The plan to retire the last coal-fired units at a power plant in Colorado has moved a step closer to completion, with the announcement that Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has chosen General Electric (GE) technology to keep the plant operating […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

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 […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Colorado cooperative reaches $136.5M agreement to exit Tri-State service

April 14, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

DMEA’s exit follows a 2019 settlement agreement between Tri-State and the utility, and doesn’t mean other electric providers are closer to exiting the G&T provider’s service. But the dollar amounts involved do provide a useful data point, officials said. “The […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycle Colorado Launches Glass Collection Pilot Project in Denver

January 23, 2019

Via: Waste360

Recycle Colorado has launched a six-month glass collection pilot project that will increase the collection of glass bottles in downtown Denver. The project, which is free for businesses to participate in, provides 96-gallon recycling carts to participating businesses and arranges […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Connections Acquires American Disposal Services

December 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

During its third quarter 2018 earnings call, Toronto-based Waste Connections Inc. teased a soon-to-be-finalized, large acquisition. And today, the company revealed it has acquired American Disposal Services, Inc. and certain affiliates, one of the largest privately-owned solid waste collection and […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Ten ERs In Colorado Tried To Curtail Opioids And Did Better Than Expected

February 23, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

DENVER — One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If that wasn’t effective, the second line of defense has been […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Colorado regulators deny much of Boulder’s muni plan

September 18, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission issued an order last week approving a part of the city of Boulder’s proposal to establish a municipal utility, but denied plans on how the separation from Xcel Energy would move forward. Despite the CPUC’s […]


Boulder: City-owned utility would be cost effective, cleaner

November 11, 2016

Via: Utility Dive

The city of Boulder, Colo., has released a new analysis of its plan to form a municipal utility, concluding it would be cost effective over two decades and would result in a generation mix including 80% renewables by 2030. The […]