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s_agr_2017a_2017-04-20t13:32:10z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/20/2017

Location: SCR 357


BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1227


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04:17 PM -- HB 17-1227

Senators Priola and Fenberg presented House Bill 17-1227 concerning an extension of demand-side management goals for investor-owned utilities as set by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). To promote demand-side management, the 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. Senator Priola distributed a press release regarding federal energy efficiency legislation (Attachment N).

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04:20 PM --
Amy Cooke, Independence Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:24 PM --
Bruce Ray, Johns Manville, testified in support of the bill and discussed energy efficiency. Mr. Ray distributed a letter in support of the bill from several corporations (Attachment O).

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04:27 PM --
Howard Geller, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), testified in support of the bill and distributed an article regarding the bill (Attachment P).

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04:32 PM --
Patricia Rothwell, Energy Efficiency Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rothwell responded to questions from the committee

04:37 PM

Senator Priola responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill. Senator Fenberg also responded to questions from the committee and committee discussion ensued.

04:43 PM --
Scott Koehler, Schnieder Electric, testified in support of the bill.

04:48 PM

The bill was laid over and tentatively scheduled for action only on Wednesday, April 26.