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Platte River Power Authority calls for 100 percent non-carbon energy mix by 2030

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The board of directors of Colorado’s Platte River Power Authority recently approved a resource diversification policy that calls for a 100 percent non-carbon energy mix by 2030, provided key enabling advancements are achieved. © Shutterstock ... Read More » The post Platte River Power Authority call...


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Joe Deely on December 11, 2018

Add Platte River's 294MW Rawhide coal plant to list of upcoming Western coal plant closures. The big Mo continues.

Wind and solar replacing coal.

Some good early progress on 100% goal by 2030:

“The board’s action today formalized the path we have been on for some time,” Frisbie said. “Approximately 32 percent of the energy we deliver to our owner communities comes from non-carbon resources and, by 2020, about 50 percent of our energy will come from non-carbon resources.”

Earlier this year, Platte River signed a power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy for the output of a 150-megawatt (MW) wind farm to be built in Southern Wyoming. Platte River will also install an additional 20 MW of solar energy capacity at its Rawhide Energy Station located near Wellington, Colorado. These investments will help Platte River achieve 50 percent zero-carbon energy.

Longer term planning to achieve the 100 percent target is taking place within Platte River’s integrated resource planning (IRP) process. The final draft of the IRP is expected in 2020.

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