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Colorado Electric Cooperative Nears 90% Clean Energy Target with New Projects

Holy Cross Energy (HCE), a Colorado electric cooperative, is progressing toward its goal of achieving over 90% clean energy by 2025 and ultimately reaching 100% clean energy by 2030. Recent additions, like the Bronco Plains II Energy Center wind facility and Hunter Solar project, are bringing HCE closer to these targets, with expected cost savings of over $40 million for members over...

Cooperatives in Colorado File Complaint Against Provider Alleging Imprudent Supply Plans Before Winter Storm

Four Colorado electric cooperatives, Core Electric Cooperative, Holy Cross Energy, Yampa Electric and Grand Valley Power, have filed a complaint arguing that Xcel Energy, the state’s largest electricity provider, did not follow its own supply plans leading to high gas prices during Winter Storm Uri. The cooperatives are asking for the return of $6.9 million in fuel charges.

Coop Lineworkers Volunteering to Help Electrify Guatemalan Village

A team of 16 lineworker volunteers from electric cooperatives in Oklahoma and Colorado, including Cimarron Electric Cooperative, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, and Holy Cross Energy, will travel to Guatemala in this summer with NRECA International to help electrify a small mountain village of about 250 people.

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and Torch Clean Energy Announce Financial Notice to Proceed for Hunter Solar

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) and Torch Clean Energy (Torch) announced today that they have reached financial notice to proceed on Hunter Solar, a 75 MW solar facility in Arapahoe County, Colorado that was initially developed by Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC, and was acquired in a joint venture between DESRI and Torch. Hunter Solar has two power purchase agreements in place,...

Microgrid Being Planned Near Aspen, Colorado

Electric cooperative Holy Cross Energy, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, and Pitkin County representatives are conducting a feasibility study for a local, renewable energy microgrid. The proposed microgrid would connect the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport with neighboring public facilities and would be incorporated into the existing infrastructure of Holy Cross Energy.

Colorado Cooperative Strikes Deal Spurring 100 MW Wind Farm Development

Holy Cross Energy, a Colorado-based nonprofit rural electrical cooperative, recently entered a two-way power purchase agreement with Guzman Energy allowing for the development of a 100 MW wind farm. The agreement will allow Holy Cross Energy to reach almost 70% renewable energy consumption in 2021 once the wind farm comes online.