31. August 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags:

Xcel Energy’s SmartGridCity is supposed to be an experiment in what a modern energy grid might look like.

Since the utility announced the project in Boulder in 2008, its costs have nearly tripled from initial estimates. But the utility says it’s still learning valuable lessons in providing power.

This week the Colorado Public Utilities Commission is holding hearings on the project and how much of its costs Xcel Energy can recover from customers statewide, not just in Boulder.

via The Associated Press: Colo. regulators hold hearings on Xcel smart grid.