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Wind farm plan stifled

During a two-hour meeting Thursday afternoon, the commissioners repeated their objections, but added other reasons as well in turning away the project.

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission refused to change its mind this week about Black Hills Energy’s request to build a 60-megawatt wind farm in Huerfano County.

The three commissioners — Joshua Epel, Pamela Patton and Glenn Vaad — said Black Hills was using an unrealistic forecast for natural gas prices when it projected that the wind farm could save ratepayers $113 million over 25 years.

The utility, along with its supporters, wanted the commission to reconsider its February ruling against the wind farm plan.

During a two-hour meeting Thursday afternoon, the commissioners repeated their objections, but added other reasons as well in turning away the project.

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission refused to change its mind this week about Black Hills Energy’s request to build a 60-megawatt wind farm in Huerfano County.

The three commissioners — Joshua Epel, Pamela Patton and Glenn Vaad — said Black Hills was using an unrealistic forecast for natural gas prices when it projected that the wind farm could save ratepayers $113 million over 25 years.

The utility, along with its supporters, wanted the commission to reconsider its February ruling against the wind farm plan.

During a two-hour meeting Thursday afternoon, the commissioners repeated their objections, but added other reasons as well in turning away the project.


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APR 18 2015
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