* To buy two plants of combined capacity 931 mw
* Says plants can power 700,000 Colorado households
April 5 Power company Xcel Energy Inc's (XEL.N)
unit Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) will buy two of
peer Calpine Corp's (CPN.N) Denver plants for $739 million.
The plants are the 621-megawatt Rocky Mountain Energy
Center and the 310-megawatt Blue Spruce Energy Center. They
currently provide power to PSCo under power purchase
The plants can collectively power about 700,000 Colorado
households, the companies said in a statement.
Shares of both Minneapolis-based Xcel and Houston
based-Calpine were up marginally at $21.47 and $12.07
respectively in Monday morning trade on the New York Stock
(Reporting by Krishna N. Das in Bangalore; Editing by