150 MW Comanche Solar Groundbreaking


The groundbreaking for two adjacent sites making up the 120 MWac / 150 MWdc array, was attended by several folks from SunEdison, Pueblo County, Xcel Energy (PSCO), Jeffrey Ackerman from the State Energy Office, State Senators Daneya Esgar, and Clarice Navarro, Tom Corlett from CRES and an estimated crowd of 100 interested people. When completed […]

Saving Money: Taming Energy and Water Waste

Saving money with home energy

Saturday, September 12, 9:00—11:00 AM CSU Conservation and Environmental Center 2855 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, CO (719) 668-8232 Session 1 (of 4), Sept. 12: The basics of home energy and water efficiency – basic, simplified concepts and case studies from actual audits. CLICK HERE TO RSVP (required)  RSVP Session 2 Oct 10 RSVP Session 3 […]

Dr. Kutscher Talks to a Full House

Climate Change: The Latest Science, Why It’s Serious, and What We Can Do About It 100 Colorado Springs residents turned out to learn about climate change from Dr. Charles (Chuck) Kutscher, Director of the Buildings and Thermal Systems Center at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  The presentation was co-sponsored by Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and […]

Electric Power for Municipal Utilities; what does the future hold?

CSU Extension Faces of Energy

Colorado Springs, May 7th In spite of a major hail storm, a great crowd turned out for this. The landscape of electrical power generation is changing more dramatically today than in the last 130 years, and the impact on municipal utilities is significant.  Rising mining costs, new gas supplies from fracturing, plummeting solar and wind […]

Advancing Colorado’s Energy Future

Colorado’s RES In 2004 Colorado’s voters adopted a renewable energy standard (RES), the first in the country enacted by popular vote.  The Colorado RES has been updated to increase renewable energy requirements since then and now (2014) requires the following: 30% renewable energy by 2020 for investor owned utilities (IOUs) 20% renewable energy by 2020 […]

Discovering the Future of Energy

Switch Poster

  2 Screenings of the Documentary “Switch” at Discovering the Future of Energy Event Penrose Library, April 1st at 6:45 PM Colorado College, April 4th at 6:45 PM Free and Open to the Public The public is invited to attend, Discovering the Future of Energy, an event hosted by the Southeastern Colorado Renewable Energy Society […]

Xcel Plans for 120 MW Solar PV Installation in Pueblo County

PV Field

Xcel announced plans for a $200M, 120 MW solar photovoltaic installation in Pueblo County near its existing Comanche facility to leverage existing transmission lines.  The project will be referred to as Comanche Solar.  In a plan approved by the Colorado PUC last December, Xcel will install 120 MW of solar making the Comanche installation the major first step.  Xcel’s […]