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March 27, 2023: Rethinking energy monopolies amid record profits and high bills

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49min 19sec
Miguel Otárola/CPR News
The Bighorn Solar Array, located north of the Comanche Generating Station run by Xcel Energy in Pueblo, was officially launched on Oct. 13, 2021. Its 750,000 panels provide most of the electricity used by the EVRAZ Rocky Mountain steel mill.

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Colorado's largest utility, Xcel, made record profits at the same time customers opened sky-high bills. In Purplish, CPR climate and environment correspondent Sam Brasch joins public affairs reporter Andrew Kenney for a closer look at utility bills, and if it's time to rethink the energy business model. Then, Denver's vanishing landmarks.