Power Plant

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Colorado could be getting another big power plant.

A company that supplies rural electric systems is considering building a coal-fired plant on the Front Range as one way to meet growing demand.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association supplies power to rural electric systems in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and New

It wants another one-thousand megawatts of power, and is considering building a plant itself -- or contracting with a private company to build one.

A final decision is expected early next year.

Xcel Energy announced last winter it plans to build a coal-fired power plant in Pueblo.

A recent study by state utilities found that two-thousand-750 more megawatts will be needed to serve Colorado by 2014.