Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources

Solar and wind generation with storage now competitive with coal power.
Written by Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post

What stands out about the response Xcel received is that wind sources with storage are now cheaper than coal generation, and solar plus storage is now cheaper than about 75 percent of coal generation in the state, according to CarbonTracker. “As far as we know, these are the lowest renewables plus storage bids in the U.S. to date. Click here to read more.

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