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PUC Public Comment Hearing Set for Oct. 4

PUC Seeking Input on Stakeholder Experience with New Electric Service

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is seeking input from prospective utility customers, builders and housing developers, local government officials, and utility representatives on electric utility policies and practices regarding new electric service, including the costs and timing of service upgrades for interconnection.

The PUC seeks to learn more about recent and ongoing experiences with electric utility policies and practices. The Commission is principally interested in the costs and timing of new services and any necessary system upgrades for current and prospective customers of Xcel Energy (Public Service Company of Colorado) and Black Hills Energy (Black Hills Colorado Electric LLC).

The public comment hearing is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. The remote hearing will be held via Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube.
Meeting Details:

  • Proceeding Number 23M-0464EG.
  • Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. Virtual meeting. You must register to participate via Zoom here.
  • Requests for language accommodations should be made at least one week prior to the event by completing the Language Access Form. Requests can also be made directly by contacting Holly Bise at 303.894.2024 or

The Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 23-291 in May, which was signed by Governor Polis and became effective on Aug. 7. The bill outlines several actions required of the PUC to help stem rising utility costs, while incentivizing utilities to keep fuel costs down.

Among these requirements is a study of the following issues:

  • Potential barriers to beneficial electrification (BE) of transportation and buildings.
  • Deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar panels.
  • Changes that address the transparency and affordability of energy service.

The public comment hearing will be the first in a series of public hearings over the next several months.

If you would like to provide oral comments at the hearing, you must register in advance at this Zoom link. If unable to attend the hearing, individuals may submit comments using the PUC’s online form here. Please include Proceeding Number 23M-0464EG

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