Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Colorado
George Birdsall
Location: Colorado
Operator: Colorado Spings Utilities
Configuration: 2 X 18.5 MW, 1 X 24 MW
Operation: 1953-1957
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Boiler supplier: Springfield
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: . George G Birdsall served in the Colorado City fire department, as sheriff of El Paso County, founded the automobile dealership of Birdsall-Stockdale Motor Company, and served on City Council for 22yrs, 14 of them as mayor. Acclaimed for his leadership in securing water resources and expanding City utilities, the former North Nevada power plant was named in his honor in 1954.

Photograph courtesy of Colorado Spings Utilities
Posted 1 Nov 2014

Pueblo 5&6
Location: Colorado
Operator: Black Hills Energy
Configuration: 1 X 7.5 MW, 1 X 15 MW
Operation: 1941-1949 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: Vogt, B&W
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Puebloe 5&6 were retired on 31 Dec 2013. In addition to the two gas-fired conventional units, Pueblo had five diesel generators. Plant staff also operated five diesel generators in Rocky Ford, and five more diesel gensets at the Pueblo airport.

Photograph courtesy of Aquila
Posted 28 Jan 2007

Location: Colorado
Operator: Xcel Energy
Configuration: 1 X 39 MW, 1 X 68 MW
Operation: 1956-1960
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: WH
Quick facts: The first generating unit at the site was built in 1900 and called the LaCombe Plant. Zuni-1 was retired in 2010.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 20 Aug 2003


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Nov-2014