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

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

Over 200 Turn Out to Oppose Xcel’s Phase II Rate Case

Solar system owners, installers, public policy advocates and a large contingent of people from the new Denver office of SunRun all turned out June 9th for a hearing at the Public Utilities Commission on what is potentially the most significant PUC filing in Xcel Energy's "Our Energy Future" initiative. While some speakers appeared to track … Continue reading Over 200 Turn Out to Oppose Xcel’s Phase II Rate Case

Solar*Rewards Process Frustrates Installers

April Allocations Plagued by Technical Glitches Solar companies encountered a host of problems some termed "devastating'' while  trying to reserve their projects through Xcel Energy's online Solar Rewards system during the month of April 2016. Because the demand for residential and small commercial solar greatly outstrips the supply, the system  typically accepts applications  for only … Continue reading Solar*Rewards Process Frustrates Installers