BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder is facing a new challenge over plans to create a municipal electric utility.
The state Office of Consumer Counsel wants the Public Utilities Commission to determine who will provide electricity to 5,800 county households and businesses that Boulder has identified as potential future customers of its proposed municipal utility.
The Office of Consumer Counsel represents residential, small business and agricultural utility customers as a class and represents their interests before the Public Utilities Commission, which regulates the state's private utilities.
The Boulder Daily Camera reports the city intends to condemn two substations that serve both city and county customers.
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