The biggest reason that utilities in Colorado,
. . . are pursuing more renewable energy is,
. . . that the low costs of wind, and solar energy, have continued to fall,
. . . opening up a huge market:
. . . replacement power for existing coal plants.
But, as the costs of building new wind, and solar projects have kept dropping,
. . . renewable energy is now becoming cheaper,
. . . even than continuing to run,
. . . existing coal-fired power plants.
Average prices in the Great Plains are now ranging around
. . . $20/MWh wind power, versus over
. . . $30/MWh for just the operating costs of most coal plants.
1-4-2018 Source: Cheaper than #Coal
Cheaper than #Coal
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