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Bill Detail: HB21-1269

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Title Public Utilities Commission Study Of Community Choice Energy
Status Governor Signed (06/25/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
  • Local Government
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors E. Hooton (D)
C. Kipp (D)
A. Boesenecker (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 04/09/2021
Summary

The bill concerns the concept of community choice energy
(CCE), under which a community, or group of communities, may choose

to purchase their electricity from a wholesale supplier other than the local
investor-owned electric utility. The bill declares that CCE has the
potential to enable communities to meet their renewable energy goals and
to reduce their electricity rates by allowing wholesale competition and
local control over the energy supplier and energy mix without changing
the local utility's current status as sole supplier of electric transmission,
distribution, billing, and customer service functions.
To lay the groundwork for evaluating the potential adoption of
CCE in Colorado, the bill proposes an investigatory proceeding at the
public utilities commission that would invite testimony and
documentation from interested stakeholders, utilities, the public, invited
subject-matter experts, and persons with firsthand knowledge of CCE
operations, including regulators from states in which CCE has been
implemented. The proceeding would address a series of questions and
topics that are specified in the bill, with the goal of better understanding
CCE in the Colorado context and identifying best practices that would
allow CCE to function well in Colorado if adopted. The bill does not
change current statutes and regulations governing the electricity system.
The bill directs the commission to submit a report summarizing the
investigatory proceeding to the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over energy matters by December 15, 2022.

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