The agreement between Xcel Energy and clean energy advocates also includes building 3,000 megawatts of solar.
Xcel Energy has already pledged to go carbon-free, allowing the city’s plan to focus on other areas to reduce emissions.
Critics say the bill “enshrines monopoly” at a time when regulators should be considering a different model.
Xcel Energy’s $25 million electric vehicle program also includes expanding public charging networks across the state.
Xcel Energy says purchasing the Manako gas plant will help it transition to carbon-free power, but critics aren’t buying it.