Xcel to Replace 2 Colorado Coal Units With Renewables and Storage

By [email protected] Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke observed earlier this year that time is running out for coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

“I will tell you, it’s not a matter of if we’re going to retire our coal fleet in this nation, it’s just a matter of when,” Fowke said on stage at the EEI Annual Convention in San Diego in June.

For the Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), an Xcel Energy subsidiary, that time is now.

On Monday, the utility won preliminary approval for its coal plant retirement plan. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to allow for the

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