Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

Tracking Number 2020-00933
Department 700 - Department of Regulatory Agencies
Agency 723 - Public Utilities Commission
CCR Number 4 CCR 723-3

Rulemaking Hearing

Date 03/11/2021
Time 09:00 AM
Location Hearing will continue on 03/12/2021. Online, using GoToMeeting's platform for video conferencing (Instructions to be sent in a separate decision)

Subjects and Issues Involved This rulemaking satisfies the requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 19-236, codified at § 40-2-132, C.R.S., that requires the Commission to adopt rules regarding Distribution System Planning. Specifically, SB 19-236 directs the Commission to promulgate rules establishing the filing of Distribution System Plans and the evaluation of Non-Wires Alternatives (NWA). Section 40-2-132, C.R.S., specifies that the Commission shall promulgate rules establishing the filing of a distribution system plan that includes: 1) a methodology for evaluating the costs and net benefits of using Distributed Energy Resources (DER) as NWA; 2) a determination of the threshold for the size of new distribution projects requiring NWA analysis for any new neighborhood or housing development; and 3) a determination of what should be included in a DSP filing including, the consideration of NWA regarding new development (greater than 10,000 residences), the consideration of increases in load forecasts resulting from beneficial electrification programs, a forecast of DER growth, a summary of the utility’s planning process for cyber and physical security risks, a proposed cost-recovery method, anticipated new distribution system expansion investments, a process to evaluate DSP feasibility and economic impacts of NWA for certain projects, and an estimate of peak demand growth or DER growth that merits analysis of new NWA projects.
Statutory Authority The statutory authority for the rules proposed here is found at §§ 24-4-101 et seq., and 40-2-132, C.R.S.
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Contact Information

Name Becky Quintana
Title Deputy Director Policy and External Affairs
Telephone 303-894-2881