How a Colorado utility is diversifying its portfolio with distributed energy assets

Feb 21, 2023
W203B, Second Level
The Evolving Power Plant

Colorado Springs Utilities aims to get off coal by 2030, with a new power mix dependent on natural gas, solar, wind and hydropower. The utility is in the process of decommissioning its coal-fired Drake plant and installing six 30-MW simple cycle GE LM2500Xpress aeroderivative gas turbines. 


The design will be reusable to allow for only minor changes when the units are relocated to future decentralized locations. 

This presentation will explore how one this Colorado utility is tackling decarbonization and addressing technical challenges related to its transition.

Mathew Roling, Power Generation Practice Lead - Stanley Consultants