Wind Power Cheaper Than Conventional Electricity In Denver

To offset rising natural gas prices Colorado's largest utility is raising conventional electricity rates, making wind power a cheaper alternative for consumers.

"The normal trickle of applicants to Xcel Energy's Windsource program turned to a full-blown gale last month after customers learned that wind power is now cheaper than conventional electricity.

Historically, participants in the voluntary Windsource program paid as much as $6 more a month to purchase wind power from Xcel.

But after Xcel filed last month for an electric rate increase, the cost of conventional power became higher than electricity from Windsource."

Full Story: Xcel's Windsource goes full tilt

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