Platte River GM Moeck to retire

FORT COLLINS – Brian Moeck, the general manager of the Platte River Power Authority, is retiring after 13 years on the job.

Moeck’s last day on the job is expected to be June 23.

During his years in the role, Platte River remained the only Colorado generating utility to never have an environmental violation. It also maintained the lowest wholesale electric rates in Colorado.

Tom Roiniotis, chairman of the board, had high praise for Moeck.

“In my years of experience with many energy utility professionals in both the private and public sectors, Brian Moeck is one of the most effective leaders I’ve had the pleasure to work with,´ said Roiniotis.

“With his leadership, Platte River has met the increasing demands of our growing Northern Colorado communities, providing the most affordable and reliable electricity in the state, while being sensitive to our environment and remaining a financially strong organization,” Roiniotis said in a statement.

The board, he said, will begin work to find a replacement.

Moeck was named the utility’s fourth general manager on April 22, 1999.

His accomplishments, according to the statement, included:

  • Installing five natural-gas turbines at the Rawhide Energy Station to accommodate a 49 percent increase in peak system demand.
  • Enhancing transmission system reliability by constructing additional 230-kilovolt transmission lines into Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland.

“I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am for the opportunity to have served Platte River’s board of directors, my fellow employees and friends in addition to the citizens of Platte River’s communities,´ said Moeck. “My personal goals for Platte River have been to leave behind a strong and healthy organization and a reliable electric system.”

Moeck said he plans to spend more time with his three grown children and four grandchildren. He also hopes to engage in more physical activities and “whatever else retired guys do.”

Platte River Power Authority generates and provides electricity to its owner communities — Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland.

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