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Bill Detail: HB20-1064


Title Public Utilities Commission Study Of Community Choice Energy
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (06/16/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Energy
House Sponsors E. Hooton (D)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/08/2020

Investor-owned Utility Review Interim Study Committee. The
bill declares that the concept of community choice energy (CCE), under

which a community may choose to purchase electricity at wholesale
through a supplier other than the local investor-owned electric utility, has
the potential to enable communities to meet their renewable energy goals
and save money without disrupting the local utility's current status as sole
supplier of transmission, distribution, and customer service functions. To
lay the groundwork for potential adoption of CCE in Colorado, the bill
proposes 2 studies:
  • A feasibility study, conducted by an independent energy
expert under the guidance of the public utilities
commission (PUC), to examine the financial and technical
requirements that would need to be met for CCE to be
viable and beneficial; and
  • An investigatory proceeding at the PUC, inviting testimony
and documentation from persons with firsthand knowledge
of utility operations, CCE, or both, including regulators
from other states in which CCE has been implemented. The
goal of the investigation is to identify best practices and
recommend legislative changes that would allow CCE to
function well in Colorado if adopted.
The bill directs that reports of the results of the feasibility study
and the investigatory docket be given to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over energy matters in late 2020.

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