Ranch joins power line opposition
Xcel Energy and the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association have filed with the commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the lines, which the companies say will increase the reliability of the grid in the valley and increase their ability to export electricity generated from wind and solar farms in Southern Colorado. ...An administrative law judge will hold a pre-hearing conference Friday in Denver to consider the intervention requests. The utilities commission has until Jan. 26 to decide on the applications by Xcel and Tri-State.
June 21, 2009
by Matt Hildner
in The Pueblo Chieftain
Ranch joins power line opposition; Neighbors along its route into the San Luis Valley are concerned.
ALAMOSA - The San Luis Valley's biggest ranch, along with a the country's fourth-largest natural gas producer, have filed with the state Public Utilities Commission to oppose a transmission line that would run from Pueblo through Walsenburg and into the valley.
Trinchera Ranch, which sits on 172,000 acres in northern Costilla County, and Oxy USA are among the 10 parties that filed this month to intervene with the utilities commission.
Xcel Energy and the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association have filed with the commission... [continue via Web link]