Whom the gods would destroy they would first make mad with power.
Drake the drain is correct Forte keeps pouring in Millions of rate payer dollars. He has vowed to make the scrubbers work at any cost to the rate payers. Good job Jerry!
It's good news, 10 MW is a good start but we need more like 100 MW to make an impact on reducing the Springs carbon footprint. For example Xcel is building a 140 MW solar array at the Comanche Power Plant in Pueblo. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/110958…
An ideal candidate for a Utility Scale solar array is to pump water from Pueblo to Colorado Springs for the next 50 years. There are vast tracts of cheap open land adjacent to the SDS water pumping stations along the pipeline in El Paso County. If CSU really had a vision and not a delusion they would promote and fund a project of Utility Scale.
@ John Bender, I have been a vocal critique of the Neumann Systems because Colorado Springs rate payers are funding a private for profit company. What we know is the system worked for six hours but it has to be tested for 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months and ultimately 100 days or more before we can agree that it works as designed.
Governor George Wallace proclaimed in a fiery speech, "segregation now, segregation forever." He was on the wrong side of history and sadly so in Chairman Pico.
This entire boondoggle can be laid at the feet of Jerry Forte and former Mayor Lionel Riviera. I was in the Utility Board meeting when this bill of goods was sold to Rivera. He was so starry eyed with the idea of rate payers funding Neumann Systems Group that he could hardly contain himself. Now rate payers are rate PRAYERS hoping the cost will quit escalating. What a boondoggle.
The existing summit house is a real structural mess. With new building materials and better methods the new building should be a landmark. The newly renovated Garden of the Gods Visitor Center is an example of a local landmark.
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