COSSA intervened in the proceedings below in 2020 and secured theses wins. Xcel’s 2020-21 Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan Community Solar Gardens capacity increased from 40 MW to 75 MW annuallyIncreased capacity in the Large program (above 500 kW) by 43% to 20MW annuallyEliminates production meter requirement for all new systems 10kW and smaller Denied PSCo’s … Continue reading 2020 Regulatory Policy Wins for Solar and Storage in Colorado
A joint effort between COSSA and SEIA to track how AHJs are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It appears that the Stay-At-Home orders have been successful in helping Colorado “flatten the curve” on COVID-19 infections, hospitalization and deaths. Because of that, Gov. Jared Polis announced this week that the statewide stay-at-home order would lift on Monday and that Coloradans could begin transitioning into a “safer at home” phase. This “Safer at Home” executive … Continue reading What the Governor’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order Means for Your Business
Check with your own accountants and other financial advisers to see how the Paycheck Protection Program may apply to you and your business. What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? The Paycheck Protection Program "PPP" loan offered through the Small Business Administration makes the most sense for companies with less than 500 people to apply … Continue reading Details about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) part of the recently passed CARES Act
COSSA has heard from multiple members asking what the Governor's “Stay At Home” Public Health Orders means for their business. First, please assess your own employees’ and customers' health needs. The biggest priority is keeping everyone safe and healthy. Follow all health guidance from local, state and national experts. On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis … Continue reading What the “Stay at Home” COVID-19 Public Health Order Means for Your Business
On March 22, 2020 Governor Polis issued an Executive Order, directing all of Colorado’s non-critical employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent. The executive order directs all employers to implement tele-work options to the greatest extent possible. If tele-work is not practical or possible, employers are encouraged to stagger work schedules to reduce … Continue reading Implementing Governor Polis’ directive in Executive Order D 2020 013 (Ordering Colorado Employers To Reduce In-Person Workforce by Fifty Percent Due to the Presence of COVID-19 in the State)
2020 may seem like a long way off, but we need to pull together our legislative and regulatory policy goals so that we can prepare our clean energy allies in the legislature and build our coalitions for success. On July 17 and August 21, COSSA will host member-only listening and planning sessions on solar and … Continue reading Member Listening and Policy Planning Sessions
Xcel Energy Colorado has reached 50,000 Customer-Sited Solar Installations!In 2018, the Solar*Rewards team handled more than 8,700 applications which led to over 6,400 on-site solar installations. This number will continue to grow as nearly 20 on-site solar projects are being interconnected, per day. Congratulations! 2020-2021 Renewable Energy (RE) PlanThe proposed plan has been filed and can … Continue reading Highlights from Xcel’s Solar*Rewards Installer Update – July 2019