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Xcel gets municipalization reprieve in Boulder, only a matter of time?

Have you ever been so bad at your job, or upset your biggest customer so greatly, that it decides it’s going to acquire you just to see you gone? That’s broadly what’s going down in Boulder, Colorado, where the city has just had its advances rebuffed, as it writes the latest chapter in its meandering attempt to form a municipal utility at Xcel Energy’s expense. The Boulder district court has dismissed the city’s condemnation filing, which would have allowed the city to use Eminent Domain to take ownership of Xcel assets to use as the basis for a municipal utility. The city council has been knocked back before, and this decision is a pretty close mirror of a 2014 one,…

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