In 2019, the Colorado General Assembly established aggressive climate and energy goals for Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest electric utility. To implement these new requirements, Xcel must file an electric resource plan (ERP) and clean energy plan (CEP) with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in Spring 2021. The electric resource plan will assess Xcel’s current portfolio of electric generation sources, determine the need for new sources, and establish a bidding process for new sources. The clean energy plan will provide a roadmap for Xcel to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80% (compared to 2005 levels) by 2030 while controlling costs and ensuring reliability.
This presentation will cover the new legislative mandates that Xcel must meet, the PUC process for the ERP/CEP, and explain how to participate in the upcoming proceedings.
The speakers for this program, which is pending approval for one general Continuing Legal Education credit in the state of Colorado, are:
Tuesday, February 23