SmartGridCity Meltdown: How Bad Is It?
By: Jesse Berst
When reports of cost overruns at Xcel Energy’s SmartGridCity emerged earlier this year, we asked the question: How bad are the problems with SmartGridCity?
Now, after slogging through a series of documents filed recently with the Colorado Public Utility Commission, I can tell you this: Whatever the reality, it doesn’t look good.
Here are some of the key points pulled from filings regarding Xcel’s request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN). Please keep in mind that these points and allegations come from a variety of sources,