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HB21-1324

Promote Innovative And Clean Energy Technologies

Concerning measures to facilitate the use of innovative energy technologies by investor-owned utilities in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, authorizing the public utilities commission to review and approve investor-owned utilities' applications for low-emission innovative energy technologies based on meeting specified criteria.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Business & Economic Development
Energy
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary



The act replaces the integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) program, which was repealed in 2019, with a mechanism by which an investor-owned utility seeking to implement an innovative energy technology project may apply to the public utilities commission (PUC) to acquire resources that demonstrate the use of innovative, zero-emission technologies for energy generation and storage. To qualify for cost recovery, the utility's expenditures must be determined by the PUC to have been prudently incurred and the utility's return on investment may not exceed the return on a comparably sized photovoltaic or wind-electric generation facility.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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