Public Utilities Commission
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is the regulatory body which oversees renewable energy standards and compliance plans as approved by the Colorado voters and the State Legislature. When a utility or interested party files with the PUC a docket number is then created.
On November 15, 2012 Xcel Energy filed Advice Letter 1626 to reduce the Solar*Rewards Community Service credit. Read the Letter >
On Friday, June 8, 2012 the Public Utilities Commission distributed its order on Xcel Energy’s 2012-2013 compliance plan. This plan sets out incentive tiers available to solar customers through the end of 2013. Click here to learn more about Xcel’s Solar*Rewards program.The chart below summarizes the PUC’s order on the program structure.
Update: in August 2012 Xcel Energy rolled out its community solar program known as Solar*Rewards Community which calls for 9 MW of community solar projects in 2012 and an additional 9 MW of community solar in 2013 (not the 12 MW & 6 MW as originally expected).
The PUC meets weekly, usually Wednesdays at 9am, to hear and discuss issues relative to the regulation of public utilities in Colorado. The Commissioners, administrative law judges and staff may also hold other meetings and hearings throughout the year. The meetings are open to the public. The PUC also offers webcasting (video and/or audio broadcast feeds) of its proceedings through the Internet.