Xcel Energy asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve a process that could lead to a $2.5 billion “clean energy” investment in rural Colorado. The “Colorado Energy Plan” proposes an electricity generating portfolio to augment the company’s current 2016 Electric Resource Plan (ERP). The plan would only be advanced if the resulting portfolio of resources reduces, or at least does not increase, the cost of energy to Xcel Energy’s Colorado customers.

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