Technology is advancing in every area of our lives, and Xcel Energy is using it to improve the way we deliver energy to you. The next generation of the energy grid will give customers more of what they want and expect—new energy management options, savings opportunities, and a secure, more resilient grid.
Xcel Energy's Advanced Grid initiatives include:
Our filings are subject to approval by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, through a process that includes public input and participation. Details, including legal notices, are available on the tabs below.
Xcel Energy’s Advanced Grid Rider supports technology initiatives underway in Colorado that work together to enhance security, efficiency, customer service and reliability. Learn more about this filing (PDF).
A rider is one mechanism regulators use to allow Xcel Energy to recover costs, through a monthly charge added to customer bills. Riders are used for a limited time and for a specific and necessary purpose.
Filing materials related to this proposal are available here. You can also follow the proceedings and access electronic filings at the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (external link). Search for Proceeding No. 20AL-0301E.
In July 2017, a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity was approved for this filing by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. For current regulatory information about the Advanced Grid initiative, including annual reports, please visit the CPUC electronic archive at https://www.dora.state.co.us/pls/efi/EFI_Search_UI.search and search for Proceeding No. 16A-0588E.
View the Verified Application (PDF)
You can review documents, including our testimony, which we have submitted to state regulators here. You can also follow the proceedings at the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies website (external link).
Advanced Grid Brochure (PDF)
Learn more about smart meters and how your meter works
Investments to keep your energy safe, reliable and secure
News release (PDF)
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