Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Colorado Considering Nuclear Power

New Nuclear Plant in ColoradoBack in April, we first wrote about the possibility of Tri-State Generation building a new nuclear plant in Colorado. In today's Denver Post there's more encouraging news:

More than half of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association's customers support the use of nuclear power, a company official told a state legislative panel Tuesday.

Colorado's second-largest utility is studying whether it would be feasible to build a nuclear power plant on a 16,000- acre site in southeastern Colorado.

The Westminster-based company would have to partner with another utility such as Xcel Energy or Public Service Co. of New Mexico because of the size and cost of a nuclear plant, Tri-State senior vice president Mac McLennan told the transportation legislation review committee

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