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February 22, 2006

Denver Plans to Build One- to Two-Megawatt Solar Power Plant

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced on February 15th that the city plans to build a large solar power plant on the site of the former Stapleton Airport. The solar plant will have a capacity between one and two megawatts, and will provide power for the Denver County Jail. The city will be responsible for the overall management of the solar plant but will contract out its construction and operation. The city hopes to break ground on the plant later this year and complete it in 2007. Responses to the city's request for proposals (RFP) are on March 14th. See the Mayor's press release, which includes a form to receive a copy of the RFP.