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.
- PUC website
- PUC calendars, agendas & meeting minutes
- Webcasting of PUC Proceedings
- PUC: On-line Comment Form
- PUC: Search Electronic 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
2016 PUC FILINGS & DECISIONS
ELECTRIC RESOURCE PLAN ANSWER TESTIMONY
Filed December 9, 2016
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/PUC COMPLAINT ON SOLAR*REWARDS
2015 PUC FILINGS & DECISIONS
-COSEIA COMMENTS ON NET METERING – 2015 Filing by Rebecca Cantwell and John Bringenberg
2014 PUC FILINGS & DECISIONS
RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD COMPLIANCE PLAN
-COSEIA RES STATEMENT OF POSITION – 2014 Filing
by Rebecca Cantwell and John Bringenberg