SmartGridCity Meltdown: How Bad Is It?

SmartGridCity Meltdown: How Bad Is It?

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By: Jesse Berst

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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.

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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,