Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 22, 20183min343
A bipartisan bill this session would allow Coloradans to install storage systems to collect energy, connect it to the grid and cut their outside sources of juice. Senate Bill 9, cosponsored by Sen. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, and Rep, Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder, This bill would have the Public Utilities Commission to adopt rules for the use […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicFebruary 17, 20178min308

The state Senate business committee last week voted to kill Sen. Steve Fenberg’s home energy storage bill, but not until after a series of witnesses that included rate-payers, energy-industry entrepreneurs, government engineers, lawyers, environmentalists and a libertarian free-market think tank firebrand testified in support of the bill and fielded questions over the course of hours from genuinely interested committee members. Fenberg’s Senate Bill 89 died, but it got the attention of Xcel Energy, Colorado’s main electric power utility, and a lot of energy industry watchers inside and outside of the Capitol, including the state’s Public Utility Commission regulators.