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h_tra_2017a_2017-03-29t13:33:02z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/29/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1227



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1227 to the Committee of the W PASS





01:33 PM -- HB 17-1227



Representatives Winter and Lawrence introduced House Bill 17-1227. To promote demand-side management, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was required in 2007 to establish goals for Colorado investor-owned electric utilities to achieve by 2018 a 5 percent reduction relative to 2006 levels in the utility's:

    • retail system peak demand, measured in megawatts; and
    • retail energy sales, measured in megawatt-hours.

The bill extends these demand-side management programs to 2028. The bill also requires the PUC to set new goals for demand-side management programs implemented between 2019 and 2028 of a 5 percent reduction in peak demand and energy sales relative to 2018 levels. The PUC has the discretion to establish interim goals or revise goals.



    01:38 PM -- Mr. Adam Bickford, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), testified in support of the bill. He answered a question from the committee.



    01:41 PM -- Commissioner Steve Child, representing Pitkin County and the Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.



    01:46 PM -- Mr. Andy Wildenberg, representing the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition and E3 Power, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



    170329 AttachA.pdf170329 AttachA.pdf



    01:49 PM -- Ms. Susan Nedell, representing Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), testified in support of the bill. She provided a package of research to the committee (Attachment B).



    170329 AttachB.pdf170329 AttachB.pdf



    01:53 PM -- Mr. Bruce Ray, representing Johns Manville, testified in support of the bill. He answered a question from the committee.



    01:58 PM -- Mr. Skip Arnold, representing Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



    02:04 PM



    Representatives Winter and Lawrence gave some closing remarks on the bill.
    BILL: HB17-1227
    TIME: 02:06:14 PM
    MOVED: Lawrence
    MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1227 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2, with 2 excused.
    SECONDED: Winter
    VOTE
    Becker J.
    No
    Bridges
    Yes
    Buck
    Excused
    Carver
    Excused
    Esgar
    Yes
    Ginal
    Yes
    Hansen
    Yes
    Jackson
    Yes
    Lawrence
    Yes
    McLachlan
    Yes
    Nordberg
    No
    Winter
    Yes
    Mitsch Bush
    Yes
    Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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