The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has announced the members of the SB13-252 Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the CEO director on effectiveness of SB13-252.
This legislation increases the renewable energy standard for electric cooperative utilities from 10 percent to 20, to be accomplished by 2020, and expands the definition of renewable energy to include coal mine methane and gas produced from municipal solid waste.
The advisory committee will consist of Dave Lock, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association; Kent Singer, Colorado Rural Electric Association; Dan McClendon, Delta Montrose Rural Electric Association; Chip Marks, agribusiness; Chris Kraft, livestock production; Marc Arnusch, irrigation production; Jerry Vaninetti, renewable energy industry; Bruce Driver, electric resource planning; and Pete Maysmith – environmental advocacy community.
A representative from Intermountain Rural Electric Association has yet to be named.
Governor John Hickenlooper's executive order provides the advisory committee with three areas of focus concerning the effectiveness and improvement of SB 13-252: 1) the feasibility of the 2020 deadline; 2) administrative and legal issues related to the 2% rate cap; and 3) legislative proposals for the 2014 session. The advisory committee will begin work on July 10. They are expected to submit their conclusions to the CEO director on Nov. 1. "This committee has an opportunity to move the discussion concerning renewable energy in rural Colorado beyond rhetoric and to a fact-based analysis," said CEO director Jeff Ackermann. "I look forward to their results."
To read SB13-252 and the B2013-004 executive order issued by Governor Hickenlooper, visit the CEO website at www.colorado.gov/energy.blog comments powered by Disqus