- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Glenwood Springs is studying whether to build its own power plant after double-digit increases in the cost of electricity from its wholesale supplier.

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Sunday (https://tinyurl.com/qjxfmbp) the city-owned plant could be fueled by natural gas or renewable energy.

The City Council agreed to seek proposals for a feasibility study. The study is expected to cost $30,000 to $60,000.

It will likely consider a range of possibilities from a smaller 2- to 5-megawatt plant for use during peak demand periods to a larger plant of 25 to 50 megawatts to supply all the city’s needs. Peak demand power is the most expensive from the wholesaler.

Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, the city’s current wholesaler, had double-digit rate increases in 2013 and 2014.


Information from: Post Independent, https://www.postindependent.com/

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