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Colorado Renewable Energy Plans & Reports

Overview


In 2004, Colorado passed the first voter-led Renewable Energy Standard in the nation. The General Assembly has increased the standard three times since then, and Xcel Energy has met these requirements every year since its inception. It supports our bold, new vision to provide customers with 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050 and to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2030 from the electricity that serves our customers, while keeping your bill as low as possible. 

Colorado has some of the best wind and solar resources in the nation, and the programs proposed in Xcel Energy’s 2022-25 Renewable Energy Plan will help us put them to work for customers who want more choice in how their energy is produced. It includes new and expanded renewable choice programs, more distributed generation and battery storage on our system, and ways for customers to lower their carbon emissions. 

Read our customer notice (PDF)

Under this plan, we will:

Explore the links below to learn more about our Renewable Energy plans, reports and progress.

Renewable Energy Plans & Annual Compliance Reports

The proposed 2022-2025 Renewable Energy Standard Plan details a four-year roadmap to a more sustainable energy future, powered by less carbon-intensive fuel sources. We believe it provides customers a wide array of choices to help them achieve their own renewable energy, emission reduction and sustainability goals. Equally important, the company’s proposed plan helps support the State of Colorado’s economywide greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and complements Xcel Energy’s 2021 Electric Resource Plan & Clean Energy Plan to help ensure a responsible clean energy transition. 

To find out more, click the links below. To follow the regulatory process, visit the Colorado Public Utilities Commission’s e-filing page at puc.colorado.gov and search for Proceeding No. 21A-0625EG.

Documents

2022-25 RE Plan Application (PDF)
Attachment G (PDF)
Attachment I (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 101 Direct Testimony Jack W Ihle (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 101 Attachment JWI-1-VOL1 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 101 Attachment JWI-2 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 101 Attachment JWI-2 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 101 Attachment JWI-3 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 101 Attachment JWI-4 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 102 -Direct-Testimony-Kerry R Klemm (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 103 Direct Testimony Alexander G Trowbridge (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 103 Attachment AGT-1 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 103 Attachment AGT-2 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 104 Direct Testimony Tara Fowler (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 105 Direct Testimony John M Goodenough (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Direct Testimony Neil Cowan (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-1 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-2 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-3 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-4 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-5 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-6 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-7 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-8 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-9 (PDF)
Hearing Exhibit 106 Attachment NC-10 (PDF)
Motion for Waivers and Variances (PDF)
Motion for Alternative Form of Notice (PDF)
Attachment 1 to Motion for Alternative Form of Notice (PDF)

2020-2021 RE Plan

The 2020-2021 Renewable Energy Plan aims to advance Xcel Energy’s goal of satisfying Colorado’s growing energy needs in the most reliable, clean and affordable way possible. It proposes a two-year roadmap that continues to demonstrate leadership in transitioning to a more sustainable energy future, powered by less carbon-intensive fuel sources. The company considers the 2020-21 proposal to be a bridge plan that largely continues existing programs and retains many of the features approved in the 2017-19 Renewable Energy Plan.

To find out more, click the links below. To follow the regulatory process, visit the Colorado Public Utilities Commission’s e-filing page and search for Proceeding No. 19A-0369E.

Resources

Press Release: Solar Gardens and Renewable Energy Plan (PDF)
2020 RES Plan Application (PDF)
Jack W. Ihle Testimony (PDF)
Kerry R. Klemm Testimony (PDF)
Alexander G. Trowbridge Testimony (PDF)
Tara Fowler Testimony (PDF
Jannell E. Marks Testimony (PDF)

 

 

60-Day Notices

In accordance with Decision No C22-0678 in Proceeding No. 21A-0625EG, Public Service Company of Colorado (“Public Service” or “the Company”) agreed to provide 60/90-Day Notice to interested stakeholders of programming changes related primarily to its income-qualified and disproportionately impacted community (“IQ/DI-Community”) programming as part of its 2022-25 Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan. Other programming changes may take the course of the 60-Day Notice process if specifically referenced in the Comprehensive and Unopposed Settlement Agreement (“Settlement Agreement”) that was reached in Proceeding No. 21A-0625EG. Any potential program modifications that are not referenced in the Settlement Agreement or part of IQ/DI-Community program will require a Motion to be filed by the Company with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

Under the 60-Day Notice process, proposed programming changes will require initial stakeholder engagement that is followed by issuing a Notice to stakeholders for comments, followed by posting the Notice on the Company’s website. Two 30-day comment periods follow, with the first being for stakeholder comments and the second being for Company review of those comments. A Summary Report will be compiled by the Company that provides a summary of comments received and whether those comments have or have not been incorporated into the Notice. The Summary Report and an updated version of the Notice with any changes tracked are filed with the Commission in Proceeding No. 21A-0625EG. After the Summary Notice is filed, Commission staff may file a Notice of Deficiency and other stakeholders may provide comments.

Current 60-Day Notices

Program 60-Day Notice Description Notification Date Comments Due
Allowable System Size for Solar*Rewards Residential Income Qualified/DI Community On-Site Solar (PDF)  April 18, 2024 May 20, 2024

Other Notices

Program Notice Description Effective Date
   

 

Contact

For more information, email Neil Cowan, regulatory policy specialist.

60-Day Notices

Program 60-Day Notice Description Notification Date
Income Qualified and Disproportionately Impacted Community Program Incentives 60-Day Notice (PDF) March 31, 2023
60-Day Notice - SR C&I Program Deposit (PDF)  Aug. 14, 2023

Other Notices

Program Notice Description Notification Date
 Off-Site Net Metering Program Tariff (PDF)  June 1, 2023

 

Contact

For more information, email Neil Cowan, regulatory policy specialist.

Contact

For more information, email Neil Cowan, Regulatory Policy Specialist.

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