Public Utilities Commission Comes to Pueblo, Colorado December 7, 2017
Save the Date!
Where: El Pueblo History Museum
301 N Union Ave. Pueblo, Colorado 81003
When: December 7, 2017 4PM – 7PM
Time: 4 PM to 7 PM
Summary of Event:
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is considering a proposal to close local Comanche coal plants 1&2 and replace them with wind and solar jobs in Pueblo County. The PUC wants to hear from our Pueblo community so they are hosting a hearing in town on December 7th. Public Utilities Commission comes to Pueblo in a historical second visit to the southern city.
That day, we will need to pack the hearing with clean energy supporters to make it clear to the PUC that our community wants clean jobs, and quality retraining and benefits for the workers who will transition out of jobs at the Comanche plant.
Come express your concerns about Xcel’s 2017 Renewable Energy Plan. This is a public input session. They propose a three-year road-map to continue providing the clean energy options while ensuring ongoing compliance with Colorado’s standard.
“We all share the goal of satisfying Colorado’s growing energy demands in the most reliable, clean and affordable way possible. Today, about 22 percent of Colorado’s energy supply comes from renewable sources—and we remain on track to surpass the state’s 30 percent renewable energy standard by 2020.” – Xcel
- Jeffrey P. Ackermann, Chairman 2017-2021
- Frances A. Koncilja, Commissioner 2016-2020
- Wendy M. Moser, Commissioner 2017-2019
Fixed utilities regulated by the Colorado PUC include electric power utilities, natural gas utilities, intrastate natural gas pipelines, district heating utilities, drinking water utilities, and telecommunications utilities.
The Public Utilities Commission is an independent constitutional commission which operates within the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).