SB15-046 - Renewable Energy Std Adjust REAs Distributed Gen

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Reducing The Cost Of Attainment Of Renewable Energy Standards By Electric Utilities That Are Not Investor-Owned, And, In Connection Therewith, Allowing Purchases Of Electricity From Community Solar Gardens By Cooperative Electric Associations To Qualify As Retail Distributed Generation.

Under Colorado's renewable energy standard, by the year 2020, cooperative electric associations and municipally owned electric utilities will be required to obtain at least 10% and, in the case of a large cooperative serving 100,000 or more customers, 20% of the electricity they sell at retail from renewable sources. Renewable sources include "retail distributed generation", defined as a renewable energy resource located on the site of the customer's facilities and interconnected on the customer's side of the meter. Rooftop solar panels are the most common form of retail distributed generation.

The bill allows these utilities to count each kilowatt-hour of electricity obtained through retail distributed generation as 3 kilowatt-hours for purposes of meeting the 2020 standard. In addition, the bill allows cooperative electric associations to use purchases from community solar gardens to meet the retail distributed generation component of the renewable energy standard.

Latest update: May 1, 2015
05/01/2015 Governor Signed
04/23/2015 Sent to the Governor
04/17/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/16/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/30/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/27/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/25/2015 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/16/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
03/11/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/10/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/05/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

3rd Reading Vote Summary - SB15-046*

House Vote Summary - March 30, 2015
Senate Vote Summary - March 11, 2015
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