As expected, regulators approve part of Boulder’s utility plan, deny rest – The Denver Post – Colorado News

As expected, regulators approve part of Boulder’s utility plan, deny rest – The Denver Post – Colorado News

Paul Aiken, Daily Camera

Xcel Energy crews work on replacing power poles in the 7700 block of Baseline Road on July 6.

The regulators presiding over Boulder’s application to separate from Xcel Energy in the interest of establishing a municipal electric utility gave some of the city’s proposal partial, conditional approval Thursday, and denied the rest of it.

The three-member Colorado Public Utilities Commission issued a 90-page written order that confirmed the commission’s Aug. 30 oral deliberations.

The order follows a nine-day trial that took place in Denver over late July and early August, and the application reviewed during that period was actually Boulder’s third in two years; neither of the first two were accepted for trial.

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