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3 years 1 week ago

High temps drive up electrical use

It's shaping up to be the hottest week of the year and utility managers say we are are also using the most energy that we have in 2011. With temperatures in the high 90's and 100's a spokesman for Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers will use over 800 megawatts...

3 years 9 months ago

State office prefers tweaking Xcel coal plan

The Governor's Energy Office prefers speeding up Xcel Energy's plan to shutter, retrofit or replace some coal-fired power-generating units to help Colorado meet forseeable federal air pollution limits. A new state law required Xcel to submit a plan to significantly cut nitrogen oxide levels by 2017, but the plan...

3 years 10 months ago

Hearing on Xcel energy plan

State regulators are gathering comment on Xcel Energy's plan to use less coal to produce electricity. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing on the plan Monday in Grand Junction starting at 6 p.m. Xcel has proposed spending $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to...

4 years 5 months ago

Power plants, other infrastructure face hackers

More than half of the operators of power plants and other "critical infrastructure" say in a new study that their computer networks have been infiltrated by sophisticated adversaries. In many cases, foreign governments are suspected. The alarming findings come in a survey being released Thursday that offers a rare...

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