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SPP CEO ‘very disappointed’ with #Colorado utility’s exit from Mountain West Transmission Group

SPP CEO ‘very disappointed’ with Colorado utility’s exit from Mountain West Transmission Group Southwest Power Pool CEO Nick Brown said Tuesday that Friday’s announcement by Xcel Energy unit Public Service Co. of Colorado that it was exiting Mountain West Transmission Group “caught us by a great deal of surprise and shock.” “I am very disappointed, … Continue reading SPP CEO ‘very disappointed’ with #Colorado utility’s exit from Mountain West Transmission Group

#Xcel_Energy ditches effort to join regional network as potential cost savings evaporate

Xcel Energy ditches effort to join regional network as potential cost savings evaporate Xcel Energy, the state’s largest utility, is pulling out of the Mountain West Transmission Group, which likely will derail an effort by Colorado utilities to join the Southwest Power Pool. “After much deliberation, Xcel Energy has determined that continued engagement in Mountain … Continue reading #Xcel_Energy ditches effort to join regional network as potential cost savings evaporate

#CES Market IQ Team Provides Insights on SPP Mountain West Integration

CES Market IQ Team Provides Insights on SPP Mountain West Integration PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwired – October 04, 2017) – Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) recently announced the intention of the Mountain West Transmission Group (Mountain West), a coalition of 10 electricity providers in the U.S. Rocky Mountain Region, to pursue public negotiations on the matter of … Continue reading #CES Market IQ Team Provides Insights on SPP Mountain West Integration

#Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant begins refueling outage #Xcel

Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant begins refueling outage After 500 days of continuous operation, the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant began its 28th biennial refueling outage April 14, Xcel Energy reported in a news release this morning. The outage includes fuel replacement, maintenance, inspection, and testing activities that will result in improved equipment and plant reliability. This … Continue reading #Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant begins refueling outage #Xcel

Questions about California’s clout stall plan for Western power grid

Questions about California’s clout stall plan for Western power grid Negotiations to create an 11-state regional electric grid that would include Utah have stagnated, with key players deadlocked over individual states’ authority. Utah’s largest utility company, Rocky Mountain Power, has put the proposal on hold while it waits to see how much authority California will … Continue reading Questions about California’s clout stall plan for Western power grid

Regional Grid Expansion Moves Ahead in Rocky Mountain States

Regional Grid Expansion Moves Ahead in Rocky Mountain States As California and the West continue to explore the possibility of a regional market to save money and ensure more clean energy powers the homes and businesses of their residents, several electric utilities along the Rocky Mountain Front Range are moving forward with their own grid … Continue reading Regional Grid Expansion Moves Ahead in Rocky Mountain States

MOUNTAIN WEST ELECTRICITY PROVIDERS EXPLORE #RTO OPTIONS

MOUNTAIN WEST ELECTRICITY PROVIDERS EXPLORE RTO OPTIONS Mountain West Transmission Group to open discussions on possible membership; expanded electricity market may improve reliability and create savings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2017 CONTACTS: Jen Neville, 720-962-7411, [email protected] DENVER – Ten electricity service providers representing nearly 6.4 million customers primarily in the U.S. Rocky Mountain Region … Continue reading MOUNTAIN WEST ELECTRICITY PROVIDERS EXPLORE #RTO OPTIONS