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US firm seeking to install 1 GW wind in Colorado

Xcel Energy is seeking permission from Colorado authorities to close down two coal power plants and replace them with 2.4 GW wind, solar, and natural gas.

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Coal must be replaced with wind, solar, and natural gas. This is the proposal from a group of 14 US players headed by utility Xcel Energy.

They are seeking permission from the Colorado authorities (CPUC) to initiate a process which could lead to closure of two coal power plants of 660 MW, while instead investing USD 2.5 billion in wind, solar, and natural gas production, writes Xcel Energy, adding that the plan could be implemented without increasing electricity prices.

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