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h_tra_2017a_2017-04-05t14:16:45z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/05/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1299



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1299, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:40 PM -- HB 17-1299



Representatives Hansen and Coleman introduced House Bill 17-1299. The bill directs the Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC), by December 1, 2017, to hold a hearing on the potential benefits and costs of requiring the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to determine targets for the amount of energy storage systems that electric utilities should incorporate into its electric resource acquisition plans. The bill defines energy storage systems as commercially available technology capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a period of time, and dispatching it in a prescribed manner. The PUC would determine targets for all utilities subject to Colorado's renewable energy standard. Representatives Hansen and Coleman answered several committee questions and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D).



170405 AttachD.pdf170405 AttachD.pdf



02:49 PM -- Mr. Jeff Cramer, representing the Energy Storage Association, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



02:56 PM -- Ms. Gwen Farnsworth, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1299
TIME: 03:01:26 PM
MOVED: Hansen
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
Excused
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170405 AttachE.pdf170405 AttachE.pdf



03:02 PM



Representatives Hansen and Coleman gave some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1299
TIME: 03:10:02 PM
MOVED: Hansen
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1299, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3, with 2 excused.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Bridges
Excused
Buck
No
Carver
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
Excused
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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