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Bill Detail: HB22-1249

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Title Electric Grid Resilience And Reliability Roadmap
Status Signed by the Speaker of the House (05/17/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
House Sponsors E. Hooton (D)
T. Bernett (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Rankin (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 02/18/2022
Summary

The bill requires the Colorado energy office (office), in
collaboration with the department of local affairs (department) and the
Colorado resiliency office (resiliency office), to develop a grid resilience
and reliability roadmap (roadmap) for improving the resilience and
reliability of electric grids in the state (grid), which roadmap must include
guidance on how microgrids may be used to harden the grid, improve grid

resilience and reliability, and help serve communities' electricity needs
independent of the grid. In developing the roadmap, the office,
department, and resiliency office are required to engage interested
persons throughout the state in stakeholder meetings and consider
stakeholder input. The roadmap may identify:
  • The potential benefits of developing microgrids, including
whether and how developing microgrids improves grid
resilience and reliability;
  • The critical facilities and infrastructure and the high-risk
communities that should be prioritized for microgrid
projects (projects);
  • Existing and potential threats to grid resilience and
reliability and how microgrids may help to overcome the
threats; and
  • Recommendations regarding potential legislative or
administrative changes needed to help facilitate projects,
including needed statutory or rule changes, metrics for
evaluating the costs and benefits of microgrids, financial
and technical support for microgrid deployment, and
education and outreach programs.
The office and department are required to post the roadmap on
their websites. The office is also required to submit a copy of the roadmap
to the public utilities commission (commission), and, on or before March
1, 2025, in collaboration with the department, present the roadmap to the
legislative committees of reference with jurisdiction over energy matters.
On a periodic basis at least every 5 years, the office, department, and
resiliency office are required to review the roadmap and, if necessary,
update it. If the roadmap is updated, it must be posted on the office's and
department's websites and submitted to the commission and the legislative
committees of reference with jurisdiction over energy matters.

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