We create programs to strengthen the communities we serve and promote long-term economic growth in Colorado. Our new Economic Development Rate will offer a competitive energy pricing plan and powerful incentives to attract and grow large businesses.
Our proposed Economic Development Rate, which mirrors successful programs in other states, will give our region a competitive advantage when bidding for major projects in both good and bad economic times.
Even with rates that are already well below the national average, we understand that in today’s competitive economy, sometimes it takes more. Eligible companies will receive a lower price on their electric rates for up to 10 years. Tiered pricing will gradually step down over a multi-year term.
To qualify, a new or expanding business must:
As part of this filing, the company also proposes a framework to expand our voluntary renewable energy programs to accommodate Economic Development Rate customers and expedite the approval process. This will help more customers tap into these programs to maximize the clean energy benefits, making Colorado an even more attractive place to do business.
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.
Filing materials related to this proposal will be 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. 20A-0345E.
We are focused on participating from the ground up in the communities we serve, while building and maintaining relationships for continued success. That is why our engagement with economic development includes local, state and regional strategic planning initiatives along with hands-on assistance for individual businesses.
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HB 18-1271, a bill passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2018, allows the Public Utilities Commission to approve economic development rates to help encourage commercial and industrial power customers to locate or expand their operations in Colorado. The bill also:
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