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A Boulder Future

Case Study: Boulder, CO
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Many of the sources I used came from news articles and commentary posted on The Daily Camera and The Colorado Daily. Each of these websites, along with the City of Boulder's official webpage and Xcel's Smart Grid City page should be consulted for updates. I've included some of the most interesting and important links below.

Colorado Daily

Daily Camera

   Denver Post
    Xcel Resources
   Governmental Resources

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"Interview with Mark Stutz, Xcel Energy." April 1, 2008. (Accessed May 6, 2008).

 “Al Gore: NYU Law, 9/16/06.” (Accessed May 1, 2008).

Afflerbaugh, Kevin et. al. “City of Boulder Climate and Energy Programs Progress Report.” Mar 2008.
(Accessed May 1, 2008).

Borbely, Anne-Marie and Jan F. Kreider, eds. Distributed Generation: The Power Paradigm for the New Millennium. (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2001), 3-21.

Bruno, Frank et al. “Update on Municipalization Studies and Xcel Franchise Discussions.” Jan 23, 2007.
(Accessed May 2, 2008).

Chen, Allen. “Berkeley Lab Study Estimates $80 Billion Annual Cost of
Power Interruptions.” Research News, Feb 2, 2005. (Accessed May 2, 2008).

City of Boulder. “2007 Community Survey Results.” Jan 2008.
(Accessed May 1, 2008).

City of Boulder. “City Council Agenda Item: Update on Boulder Municipalization Feasibility Study and Smart Grid and Consideration of a Motion to Support the City Manager’s Recommendation on Next Steps.” March 18, 2008. (Accessed May 2, 2008).

City of Boulder. “Community Sustainability.” Feb 2008.
(Accessed May 2, 2008).

City of Boulder. “Council Proceedings.” Mar 18, 2008.
(Accessed May 2, 2008).

Davidson, Paul. “Wind Energy Confronts Shortage of Transmission Lines.” USA Today. Feb 25, 2008. energy/environment/2008-02-25-wind-power-transmission_N.htm (Accessed May 1, 2008).

Firestone, David et. al. “The Blackout of 2003: The Context; Failure Reveals Creaky System, Experts Believe.” New York Times. Aug 15, 2003. 9C03E7D81730F936A2575BC0A9659C8B63
(Accessed May 1, 2008).

Johnson, Kimberly S. “Xcel targets smart habits in Boulder.” Denver Post. Mar 13, 2008. (Accessed May 1, 2008). 

Morgan, Ryan. “Boulder picked by Xcel for first smart grid.” Daily Camera. March 12, 2008.
(Accessed May 2, 2008).

Morgan, Ryan. “Boulder staff: Stay with Xcel Energy.” Daily Camera. Mar 17, 2008.
(Accessed May 2, 2008).

U.S. Climate Change Technology Program. “Technology Options for the Near and Long Term.” (Accessed May 1, 2008).

Valenty, Richard. “’X’ More Years.” Colorado Daily. Mar 19, 2008.
(Accessed April 9, 2008).

Valenty, Richard. “Smart Grid: Smart business? Xcel Talks Grid of the Future with Local Business Community.” Colorado Daily. Apr 25, 2008.
(Accessed May 1, 2008).

Xcel Energy. “About Excel Energy.” (Accessed May 2, 2008).

Xcel Energy. “Smart Grid City.” (Accessed May 2, 2008).

Xcel Energy. “Xcel Energy Smart Grid: A White Paper.” (Accessed May 1, 2008).

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Last updated:  5/6/2008


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