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Business Community Weighs in on Xcel Energy’s Planned Response to April Windstorm

Boulder Chamber - CO

April 9, 2024


On April 6, in anticipation of windstorms with gusts over 55 mph, Xcel Energy executed a plan to primitively cut power to areas of Boulder County. Businesses within the area experienced and continue to experience a number of challenges.

Public Forum

In response to this weekend's windstorm and power outages, the Boulder Chamber and Downtown Boulder Partnership hosted a community business forum with Xcel Energy Leadership, Robert Kenney, President, and Hollie Valesquez-Horvath, Regional Vice President, State Affairs & Community Relations.

Mr. Kenney and Ms. Velasquez-Horvath provided an update on Xcel’s response to the windstorm and addressed business community feedback with an eye toward addressing business concerns, lessons learned, and future response improvements.


To better understand the impact of these power outages on your business, the Boulder Chamber is conducting a survey. We would greatly appreciate your insights. Your responses will help us identify the losses incurred and workforce disruptions for businesses during the power outage. This information will be used to advocate for the support of our businesses and workforce and to identify future response improvements.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey linked below. Your input is valuable and will remain confidential.


Para comprender mejor el impacto de estos cortes de energía en su negocio, la Cámara de Boulder está realizando una encuesta. Apreciaríamos mucho sus ideas. Sus respuestas nos ayudarán a identificar las pérdidas sufridas y las interrupciones en la fuerza laboral de las empresas durante el corte de energía. Esta información se utilizará para abogar por el apoyo de nuestras empresas y fuerza laboral y para identificar futuras mejoras de respuesta.

Tómese unos minutos para completar la encuesta vinculada a continuación. Su opinión es valiosa y será confidencial.