The fee is at the center of a dispute between Delta-Montrose and Tri-State, the electric cooperative’s wholesale provider.
United Power’s project has stoked tensions with its power wholesaler, which capped members’ storage capacity.
While one co-op tries to end its relationship with Tri-State, another seeks to incite insurrection from within.
As Xcel Energy executives announced their vision of delivering zero-carbon electricity by 2050 in Denver on Tuesday, they may have also revived a long debate over the viability of carbon capture technology.
A Colorado state legislator says he will introduce a bill in January that would give utilities a tool to accelerate retirement of power plants increasingly unable to compete with cheaper technology.