All Posts Tagged With: "Colorado Public Utilities Commission"
The first skirmish in the emerging battle over the fate of rooftop solar in the state is set to take place today before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. At issue is net metering, which gives a credit to rooftop solar panels that put electricity onto the grid.2Oct2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The findings were submitted to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in opposition to a study from Xcel Energy that could be used to weaken one of the state’s most important solar policies — net metering.10Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The state’s largest electricity provider wants to trim the “net metering” credit that homeowners and small businesses with solar arrays get for putting electricity onto the grid. Opponents say the move would have a huge negative impact on Colorado’s solar industry.6Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Xcel Energy, which runs the state’s largest rooftop solar program, has suggested deep cuts in the incentives it offers for solar in a filing to the utilities commission.The problem, said David Eves, chief executive officer of Xcel’s Colorado subsidiary, is that the benefits of rooftop solar do not cover
the program’s costs.
The expansion would boost the utility’s share of wind energy by 25%. “The price for this additional wind generation is as low as any wind power currently operating on our Colorado system,” says David Eves, president and CEO of Public Service Co. of Colorado, Xcel’s local subsidiary.3Jun2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Economic development groups and chambers of commerce in the Denver metro area and in Grand Junction are asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to support Xcel Energy’s bid to restrict energy-efficiency programs and solar rebates in Boulder.26Mar2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
While the report does not recommend establishment of a statewide transmission siting authority in Colorado at this time, it does offers three recommendations for improving existing siting and permitting processes.1Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The utility says the move will be a hedge against natural gas price fluctuations. The charge for the electricity from the Limon facility will start at $27.50 per megawatt-hour. Xcel’s average purchase cost for wind since 2007 has been $42.16.21Nov2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Black Hills is seeking to recover the costs of two new natural gas-fired turbines at Pueblo, along with associated infrastructure and other utility expenses. The company is asking that new rates be implemented on Jan. 1, 2012, the projected commercial operations date of the new Pueblo Airport Generation Station.11Aug2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The approval of the settlement enables Black Hills Energy to construct and own 50 percent of the wind project and authorized the company to conduct a competitive solicitation for ownership of the other half. The development south of Pueblo will feature Vestas wind turbines built in-state.10Aug2011 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
Colorado illustrates changed thinking in the West, where utilities in recent years have started tackling energy efficiency with as much vigor as they once reserved for building new power plants. If Xcel can meet the PUC specifications, the state will shave electrical use by four billion kilowatt hours per year in 2020.5May2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Mr. Epel currently oversees environmental, public health and safety matters for DCP, the largest U.S. natural gas gathering and processing company in the United States. The State Senate must now approve his nomination.15Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued