More than a month after Colorado Springs City Council voted in favor of a plan that would double the scope of the city’s community solar garden program, 10 contractors expressed interest in doing business in the local market.
During a mandatory pre-proposal conference held by Colorado Springs
Utilities last week, the 10 companies — half based in Colorado and the
rest with headquarters in five other states — conveyed their interest in
the contract, were briefed on the terms and were able to ask technical
questions about the expansion.
The project was approved by City Council in a 6-to-3 vote Aug. 14
after members rescinded the previous Council’s approval of a 10-megawatt
expansion in April.