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Electric Regional Transmission Organization Hearing

Concerning a transportation legislation review committee hearing on the effects that a retail electric service provider's participation in a regional transmission organization would have in Colorado.
2017 Regular Session
Bill Summary

A regional transmission organization is an independent electric transmission operator that provides wholesale transmission services to more than one provider of retail or wholesale electric service within a defined geographic region by pooling together a number of transmission assets into a single electricity transmission market from which participating retail electric service providers may purchase wholesale transmission services.

The bill directs the transportation legislation review committee to conduct a hearing during the 2017 interim on the effects that participation by retail electric service providers in a regional transmission organization would have on retail or wholesale electric service providers, their ratepayers, and Colorado's market for renewable energy. The hearing must take place on or before December 1, 2017.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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