Sunflower Electric Power Corp. said months ago that it needed a go-ahead by June 1 if the Holcomb expansion was to be built. That urgency helped propel the passage of three bills during the legislative session, which brought three vetoes from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. But it turns out the deadline, credited to Sunflower president and chief executive officer Earl Watkins, wasnâ€™t one. â€œThe reason Earl used a June 1 date through the session is because thereâ€™s going to be a time that Tri-State and Golden Spread might say â€˜Weâ€™ve got to do something else,â€™â€ Sunflower spokesman Steve Miller told Harris News Service, referring to project investors Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association of Colorado and Golden Spread Electric Cooperative of Texas. For now, the issue is a matter for the courts and a regulatory appeals process.
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