Colorado Public Utility Commission's Xcel Wind Decision

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In early 2001 the Colorado Public Utility Commission ordered Xcel Energy to undertake good faith negotiations for a wind plant as part of the utility's integrated resource plan. This paper summarizes the key points of the PUC decision, which addressed the wind plant's projected impact on generation cost and ancillary services. The PUC concluded that the wind plant would cost less than new gas-fired generation under reasonable gas cost projections.

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Lehr, R. L. (NRUC/NWCC); Nielsen, J. (Land and Water Fund of the Rockies); Andrews, S. & Milligan, M. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) September 20, 2001.

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In early 2001 the Colorado Public Utility Commission ordered Xcel Energy to undertake good faith negotiations for a wind plant as part of the utility's integrated resource plan. This paper summarizes the key points of the PUC decision, which addressed the wind plant's projected impact on generation cost and ancillary services. The PUC concluded that the wind plant would cost less than new gas-fired generation under reasonable gas cost projections.

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  • AWEA's WINDPOWER 2001 Conference, Washington, DC (US), 06/04/2001--06/07/2001

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-500-30551
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 787986
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc725293

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Lehr, R. L. (NRUC/NWCC); Nielsen, J. (Land and Water Fund of the Rockies); Andrews, S. & Milligan, M. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Colorado Public Utility Commission's Xcel Wind Decision, article, September 20, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc725293/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.