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.
November 28, 2005, 11am PST | Patrick Olsen
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"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."

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Published on Saturday, November 26, 2005 in The Denver Post
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