In Spring, 2011, Xcel Energy stated to the City of Boulder that there is a surplus of electrical generation capacity in the State of Colorado. Xcel said that if Boulder municipalized, and obtained power from sources other than Xcel that passed through Xcel transmission lines, Boulder would have to pay for “stranded assets” – Xcel generation investments that would be rendered unproductive.
But in September 2011, Xcel filed documents with the Colorado PUC. These documents indicate that Xcel expects the electrical load (demand) in Colorado to grow. Load growth absorbs generation capacity. It does not seem that Xcel really believes there is a surplus of generation capacity, and that municipalization will make its generation investments unproductive, when Xcel is planning for load growth in Colorado.
Please vote YES for 2B and 2C.