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: