Colorado energy gleanings

Aspen wants to squeeze energy from buildings, Delta-Montrose Electric shows improved bottom line, Pueblo County resident frets about solar heat-island effect.

Energy gleanings from Colorado

Solar farms in the works near Delta, Fort Collins and Pueblo, Jigar Shah shares thoughts on scaling the energy transition, CORE makes case to Aspen.

Why flexibility matters to this utility

The decision by the Colorado city of Fountain to get with a new wholesale supplier says an awful lot about the rapidly evolving story of electrical generation. Electricity is rapidly getting cheaper and cleaner.

Upheaval & Tension in Colorado

In 2006, directors of Delta-Montrose Electric were asked to commit to the middle of the 21st century to a coal plant to be built in the Kansas prairie. They had a different vision. More slowly, that wholesale provider, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, created a new vision, too, forced by the upheaval in the world of energy that is just now beginning.

Investors put $130 million into Guzman Energy

Two Colroado investors have put $130 million into Guzman Energy, which has made renewable energy central to its bid to become an energy supplier for electrical co-ops and municipal providers in the Rocky Mountains and beyond.

Another solar farm on the renewable wall

Taos-based Kit Carson Electric in July began production from a solar farm near the Angle Fire ski area in northern New Mexico. Financed by Guzman Energy, the co-operative is pushing toward a goal of 100 percent renewable energy. It expects to meet daylight needs from renewable sources by 2022.