Denver’s electric system can shift to renewable electricity without significant infrastructure build-out.
The electrical grid is sized for summertime peaks, and has decades of capacity before winter heating loads cause the system to switch to a winter peaking profile.
The winter peaking profile is not likely to happen until more than 50% of all space and water heating are electrified. Local distribution upgrades may be triggered sooner. For more details on our grid analysis of Denver, read the Renewable Heating and Cooling Plan.