COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Springs Utilities board delayed a decision to change the closing date for a downtown power plant.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the board was expected Monday to select a new timeline or affirm the existing one for the closure of the Martin Drake Power Plant, but board Chairman Tom Strand says the board needs more information and to "consider the facts" before making a decision.

Board members say Utilities needs to complete a five-year Electric Integrated Resource Plan study before a new timeline can be set. The study is scheduled to be complete in 2020.

Drake is to be decommissioned by 2035, but the board had asked the staff to look into how the plant could be closed earlier.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com