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S_TRA_2021A 05/13/2021 11:54:37 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 05/13/2021
Attendance
Coram X
Donovan X
Hisey X
Scott X
Zenzinger *
Pettersen X
Winter X
Time 11:54:37 AM to 01:39:34 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Annie Kitch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-261 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB21-261 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:54:50 AM  
Majority Leader Fenberg and Senator Priola, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-261, concerning measures to increase the deployment of renewable energy generation facilities to meet Colorado's energy needs. The bill also raises the allowable capacity of customer-sited renewable energy generation facilities and gives customers additional options for increasing the scale and flexibility of new installations. The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
12:21:42 PM  
Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Ihle responded to questions from the committee.
12:35:26 PM  
Devin Moeller, representing Black Hills Energy, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Moeller responded to questions from the committee.
12:43:23 PM  
Mike Kruger, representing Colorado Solar and Storage Association, testified in support of the bill. Meghan MacKillop, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Professor Ramesh Bhatt, representing Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
01:06:38 PM  
Ms Jan Rose, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Ms Leslie Glustrom, representing Clean Energy Action, testified in support of the bill.
01:17:54 PM  
Mr. Whitman Fulton, representing ConnectDER, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Nicholas Kerwin, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Thad Kurowski, representing Tesla, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
01:28:53 PM  
Mayor Sam Weaver, representing City of Boulder and CML, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kevin Joyce, representing Tesla, testified in support of the bill.
01:35:51 PM  
Majority Leader Fenberg and Senator Priola gave concluding remarks.


01:39:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-261 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott Excused
Zenzinger Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:39:34 PM   The committee adjourned.






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