Judge Recommends Decoupling for Xcel Energy

An  Administrative Law Judge recommended  granting  Xcel's  request for Revenue Decoupling for residential customers, meaning cost recovery will no longer be based on how much electricity is sold.  COSEIA hopes this decision will be good news for solar development by removing a disincentive Xcel has cited to expand solar. The commission refused Xcel's request for … Continue reading Judge Recommends Decoupling for Xcel Energy

Solar Industry Letter on the Colorado Energy Office

Today, members of the solar industry sent a letter sent a letter to Governor Hickenlooper expressing our disappointment that the legislature failed to secure funding for the Colorado Energy Office.  The Colorado Energy Office plays and important role in the state's energy ecosystem. The office is an important convener and serves as a mediator of … Continue reading Solar Industry Letter on the Colorado Energy Office

PUC Says Climate Change Impacts Need to be Considered in Resource Planning

The Public Utilities Commission written order approving Xcel Energy’s Electric Resource Plan, issued April 28,  contains important precedents that acknowledge the real costs of climate change in Colorado.  The long-range planning document  will  guide Xcel in making future resource decisions. COSEIA believes it is very significant that the PUC majority agreed with us, and others, … Continue reading PUC Says Climate Change Impacts Need to be Considered in Resource Planning

COSEIA Testimony on Advanced Grid Infrastructure

COSEIA has just filed testimony to the Public Utilities Commission on an important Xcel docket that governs Xcel’s advance grid infrastructure including “smart” meters and the communication components that will transmit data from customers to Xcel and back again. Use, protection and ownership of the data produced by new grid and meter technology is a … Continue reading COSEIA Testimony on Advanced Grid Infrastructure

Lessons from Negotiations with the Utility

COSEIA Executive Director Rebecca Cantwell published an Op Ed piece in Solar Industry Magazine (January 2017) describing her experiences negotiating a complex settlement agreement with Xcel Energy last year. The settlement resolved issues in three major Xcel filings in 2016. We republish it here for your convenience: "As executive director of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, … Continue reading Lessons from Negotiations with the Utility

Governor Hickenlooper Appoints New PUC Commissioners

Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced the appointment of Jeff Ackermann - executive director of the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) - and Wendy Moser of the telecommunications company Charter Communications to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Ackermann will serve as chairman of the PUC. Both appointments are … Continue reading Governor Hickenlooper Appoints New PUC Commissioners

Solar Power Colorado 2017 to Explore Innovation in a Fast-Changing Marketplace

Download the Press Release Denver, CO, January 04, 2017 — Solar Power Colorado 2017 is shaping up as an invaluable exploration of the growing role of solar energy in a changing political landscape. While solar energy continues its record-breaking growth nationally and in Colorado, the sector faces major uncertainties as the new political order takes … Continue reading Solar Power Colorado 2017 to Explore Innovation in a Fast-Changing Marketplace

COSEIA Praises PUC Approval of Landmark Settlement with Xcel

Denver, CO, November 9, 2016 -- The three-member Colorado Public Utilities Commission on November 9, 2017 gave oral approval to a landmark settlement between Xcel Energy and two dozen organizations that will provide progress on energy policy for years to come. The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), which played a key role last summer … Continue reading COSEIA Praises PUC Approval of Landmark Settlement with Xcel