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Boulder's breakup with Xcel Energy may be imminent

Greg Avery
Boulder's breakup with Xcel Energy may be imminent

Boulder’s years-long fight to leave Xcel Energy and create its own electrical utility may be entering its crucial, final phase. The city this week upped a previous bid it made to Xcel Energy to buy the utility’s electrical distribution infrastructure in the city, offering $82 million. If Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) doesn’t accept the offer, Boulder is likely to file condemnation proceedings within weeks and ask a court to oversee the transaction and establish the ultimate the price tag.