SB17-145 - Electric Utility Distribution Grid Resource Acquisition Plan

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning modifications to the electric utility resource acquisition process, and, in connection therewith, promoting a more resilient, reliable, and cost-effective electrical grid through enhanced planning and data transparency.

The bill directs specified electric utilities to prepare, and the Colorado public utilities commission to review, proposals to integrate distributed energy resources into their plans to acquire new infrastructure. 'Distributed energy resources' is defined to include renewable distributed generation facilities, such as rooftop solar, energy storage facilities, electric vehicles, and other features of an improved and diversified electrical grid architecture. The commission may approve the plans as submitted or modify them in ways that improve system reliability, reduce costs, or increase the benefits to ratepayers.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: February 15, 2017
02/15/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
01/31/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy