Public Utilities Commission (PUC)

Overseeing Renewable Energy Standards

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is the regulatory body which oversees renewable energy standards and compliance plans as approved by the Colorado voters and the State Legislature. When a utility or interested party files with the PUC a docket number is then created. COSIA is active in dockets affecting the solar industry and you will find some of our key recent filings.

2017 PUC FILINGS & DECISIONS

PUC FILING ON ADVANCED GRID INFRASTRUCTURE

January 2017 — 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 hot issue in many states right now. While utilities tend to want to control that data, consumers and solar companies could benefit in important way from access to it, developing new products and services and improving their products and services.

COSEIA believes that the PUC should approve the docket, but adopt a series of requirements that would enhance customers’ ability to benefit from the modernized grid. Learn More

COSEIA Testimony in Advanced Grid Docket

2016 PUC FILINGS & DECISIONS

 

ELECTRIC RESOURCE PLAN ANSWER TESTIMONY
Filed December 9, 2016

COSEIA ERP Testimony

LANDMARK SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT with XCEL ENERGY

The three-member Colorado Public Utilities Commission on November 23, 2017 ordered 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 in negotiating the settlement across three separate dockets, praised the unanimous decision.

COSEIA news story

PUC Settlement Order 2016

Download the Settlement Agreement

COSEIA SPVTOU Primer
      (* See Xcel Key to Business Rate Definitions / Abbreviations)

2017-2019 Renewable_Tariffs

 

COSEIA/PUC COMPLAINT ON SOLAR*REWARDS

COSEIA’s Letter to the PUC on Problems with Xcel Administration of Solar*Rewards – April 2016

XCEL Response to COSEIA Solar*Rewards Complaint – May 2016

2015  PUC FILINGS & DECISIONS

NET METERING

-COSEIA COMMENTS ON NET METERING – 2015 Filing by Rebecca Cantwell and John Bringenberg

-ON-SITE SOLAR INDUSTRY COMMENTS – 2015 Filing

-PUC Net Metering DECISION – 2015

2014 PUC FILINGS & DECISIONS

RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD COMPLIANCE PLAN

-COSEIA RES STATEMENT OF POSITION – 2014 Filing
by Rebecca Cantwell and John Bringenberg

-PUC Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan DECISION – 2014

-FINAL RES ORDER – 2014 Filing

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