Xcel Energy

April 30, 2013--No Electra Lake summer recreation (Durango Herald)

Electra Lake will be closed to recreation this summer to allow Xcel Energy to repair the 30-year-old dam. “The public will not have access to recreation from late May into the late fall,” company spokesman Mark Stutz said Monday.

July 20, 2012--Proposed ballot initiatives worry Colorado's water world (Denver Business Journal)

Business interests that rely on water are closely watching two state initiatives they say would upend more than 100 years of Colorado water law, spawn years of litigation and endanger their operations. “We’re opposed to them,” said Dan Pfeiffer, director of regional government affairs for Xcel Energy Inc., the state’s largest utility.

July 3, 2012--Tapping Bridal Veil Falls (Telluride Daily Planet)

The San Miguel Power Association recently took a big step in keeping energy local and renewable. In May, SMPA began purchasing all the energy produced by the Bridal Veil Falls Hydro Plant — between roughly 1,500 and 2,000 megawatt hours a year. The contract is for 25 years.

June 16, 2012--Scrambling to sustain Colorado River flows (Summit Voice)

With some of the lowest stream flows on record for this time of year, Colorado water managers are wrangling every last drop and trying to make them all count. Upstream storage and diversions have exacerbated the low flows resulting from a meager snowpack and early runoff.

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