Mar 16, 2010 10:11 PM by David Ortiviz

Water board to vote on Black Hills Energy deal

Here's what I'm working on today in Pueblo. Black Hills Energy is one step closer to building two power plants. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the Pueblo Board of Water Works will vote on a 40-year contract to supply water to the proposed site, which is located northwest of the Pueblo airport. I'll be attending the meeting and will let you know what happens.

In December 2009, the City of Pueblo annexed the proposed site into the city limits--roughly 30 acres of land. Tom Kirkpatrick, a spokesperson for Black Hills Energy says the company still needs to get an air quality permit from the state, before construction can start. He says they're hoping to have the permit by June.

Black Hills says the two power plants will cost an estimated $475 to $525 million.

More to come.


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