If Boulder splits from Xcel Energy, a publicly traded utility company based in Minnesota., the company will have extra power on its hands that it intended for the city, plus investments into equipment and facilities to generate and deliver it. These are referred to as stranded costs, and a court/FERC will determine how much they are. There are ways to reduce stranded costs, but there may be some amount left over that Boulder has to pay.
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TIL that only about 17,000 Boulder County ballots have been returned so far. It's too late to mail 'em now. Get on those drop boxes, people!
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Reading #Boulder's latest climate resolution. It's too early for this much anxiety.
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