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Colorado Renewable Energy Plans & Reports


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 and search for Proceeding No. 21A-0625EG.


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.


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)




For more information, email Neil Cowan, Regulatory Policy Specialist

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