Colorado's Power Pathway

Colorado’s Power Pathway proposes a $1.7 billion grid investment to boost the regional economy, build a transmission backbone to tap into renewable resources, increase system resilience and heighten power reliability. It’s a long-term, coordinated planning effort guided by our priorities to lead the clean energy transition, keep bills low and enhance the customer experience.

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Regulatory and Permitting

The project requires approval from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN). The Commission determines whether the project is needed and in the public interest. Xcel Energy's application with the CPUC can also be found by visiting the Public Utilities Commission web site at and entering Proceeding No. 21A-0096E in the Search field. Visit the CPUC website to view regulatory documents associated with the project, including notices, filings, public comments and more.

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Public Outreach

Your input is important. In the coming months, we will begin to conduct our routing and siting studies for the Pathway Project. As part of this effort, we will be conducting public outreach to gather input for routing and siting decisions.

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