Pueblo is “poised to become the renewable energy hub for Colorado and likely the region.”
The plan calls for closing two older units at the Comanche Generating Station — one in 2022 and one in 2025. A third, newer unit would keep operating.
Companies like Xcel say they need to find additional ways to cover the costs of maintaining the electric grid. One solution could emerge from a Colorado pilot program.
With natural gas remaking the energy landscape, here's Colorado's remaining coal-fired power plants in one map.
When finished, the 900-acre facility will be home to 450,000 solar panels.