HB17-1225 - Electric Regional Transmission Organization Hearing

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning a transportation legislation review committee hearing on the effects that a retail electric service provider's participation in a regional transmission organization would have in Colorado.

A regional transmission organization is an independent electric transmission operator that provides wholesale transmission services to more than one provider of retail or wholesale electric service within a defined geographic region by pooling together a number of transmission assets into a single electricity transmission market from which participating retail electric service providers may purchase wholesale transmission services.

The bill directs the transportation legislation review committee to conduct a hearing during the 2017 interim on the effects that participation by retail electric service providers in a regional transmission organization would have on retail or wholesale electric service providers, their ratepayers, and Colorado's market for renewable energy. The hearing must take place on or before December 1, 2017.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Senate Committees

Latest update: April 28, 2017
04/28/2017 - Senate Committee on Legislative Council Postpone Indefinitely
04/25/2017 - Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Legislative Council
04/19/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
04/17/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/05/2017 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/06/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy