ABB_id2059
in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Denver-based Xcel Energy has filed its 2008 Renewable Energy Compliance Plan with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This plan complements the recently filed 2007 Colorado Resource Plan.

The compliance plan addresses how the company will meet the new renewable portfolio standard approved by the 2007 Colorado State Legislature, and how the 2007 Colorado Resource Plan can be accommodated under the retail rate limits in that law.

Xcel is asking the CPUC to increase the renewable energy standard adjustment (RESA) from the current level of six-tenths of 1% to the legislatively authorized 2% on customers' electricity bills.

The RESA will be used to acquire more wind and solar power. That process will begin in early 2008 when the company plans to issue three requests for proposals for large on-site solar power systems between 100 kW and 2 MW; up to 25 MW of central solar power; and 300 MW of new wind projects.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

High Net-Worth Investors Claim ‘All Of The Above’ On Energy; Renewable And Otherwise

According to a recent Morgan Stanley poll, high-dollar investors favor investment in renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar.


U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.


IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.


Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.


Report: Policy Uncertainty Fuels Market Exodus As Firms Bolt North American Wind Industry

The global wind energy supply chain has yet to recover from the slump that began in 2013. In fact, many segments are undergoing a transformation, according to market research firm FTI Consulting.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015