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8CD6CE0DAA9C3F158725845E00574504 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PRESENTATION FROM COLORADO'S INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITIES

INTERIM COMMITTEE  INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITY REVIEW INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE
Date Aug 22, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Presentation from Colorado's Investor-owned Utilities - Committee Discussion Only


09:53:20 AM  

Mr. Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy, came to the table to provide information on Xcel Energy's operations in Colorado and it's initiatives and goals.  He distributed a copy of his presentation to the committee [Attachment B].

09:56:18 AM  
Mr. Ihle continued by discussing Xcel's clean energy transition.
09:57:36 AM  
In response to committee questions, Mr. Ihle discussed Xcel's recent gas filing.
09:58:46 AM  
Mr. Ihle continued by discussing renewable energy options for customers.
10:03:34 AM  
Mr. Ihle continued by discussing Xcel Energy's low income and energy assistance programs.
10:08:23 AM  
Mr. Ihle continued by discussing Xcel's battery deployment and electric vehicle implementation plan.
10:16:54 AM  
Mr. Ihle wrapped up his presentation by discussing the planning, performance, rate, and administrative reporting that Xcel provides to the PUC.
10:18:05 AM  
In response to committee questions, Mr. Ihle answered questions regarding local government renewable energy goals and community choice.
10:19:55 AM  

Mr. Ihle answered a question regarding the electrification of heating and cooling systems.  Mr. Ihle stated that Xcel is studying pilots, technologies, and the interplay between electric heating and wind.

10:26:19 AM  
In response to a committee question, Mr. Ihle discussed Xcel's work local communities to help them reach their energy goals.
10:30:01 AM  

Mr. Vance Crocker, representing Black Hills Energy, came to the table to discuss the company's operation in Colorado.  He distributed a copy of his presentation [Attachment C].

10:36:05 AM  
Mr. Crocker continued by discussing the company's service area and renewable energy goals.
10:38:31 AM  

Mr. Michael Harrington, representing Black Hills Energy, came to the table to discuss the company's history in Southern Colorado.

10:46:54 AM  

Mr. Harrington continued by discussing Black Hills Energy's rates, it's consumer focused solutions and energy efficiency programs.

10:56:06 AM  
Mr. Harrington also discussed advanced metering infrastructure and noted that the company has a customer portal where customers have access to real time energy usage data.
10:59:53 AM  
Mr. Crocker continued by discussing Black Hills Energy's contribution to economic development in Southern Colorado.
11:02:57 AM  
In response to a committee question, Mr. Crocker discussed Black Hills Energy's economic development activities with small businesses in Southern Colorado.
11:08:40 AM  

In response to committee questions, Mr. Harrington discussed the history of Black Hills Energy's operations in Southern Colorado and its infrastructure investment in the past decade.

11:14:06 AM  

Mr. Harrington noted that state legislation required Black Hills to replace two coal-powered plants with natural gas.  He also noted that Black Hills has implemented both hot weather and cold weather discount rates.

11:20:06 AM  
President Garcia, chair, read a statement from a constituent [Attachment D].
11:20:07 AM  

The committee recessed.