(1)“Accredited capacity” means the capacity value given to a particular resource based on nameplate capacity and the effective load-carrying capability that is applicable to the resource, as identified and explained by the load-serving entity in its resource adequacy annual report.
(2)“Colorado energy office” means the Colorado energy office created in section 24-38.5-101 (1).
(3)“Commission” means the public utilities commission created in section 40-2-101 (1).
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(a)“Load-serving entity” means an entity with a load-serving obligation.
(b)“Load-serving entity” includes:
(I)A cooperative electric association, as defined in section 40-9.5-102 (1), that has voted to exempt itself from commission jurisdiction pursuant to article 9.5 of this title 40;
(II)A joint action agency established pursuant to law; and
(III)A municipal utility.
(c)“Load-serving entity” does not include a renewable energy generation facility exempt from regulation as a public utility pursuant to section 40-1-103 (2)(c).
(5)“Load-serving obligation” means an obligation to:
(a)Provide retail energy, capacity, or ancillary services to serve electric customer load; or
(b)Provide wholesale electricity to an entity obligated to provide retail energy, capacity, or ancillary services to serve electric customer load.
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(a)“Planning reserve margin” means the projected amount of additional generating capacity available on an annual basis, above forecasted weather-normalized loads, to cover future uncertainties such as temperature variations and resource outages.
(b)“Planning reserve margin” is reflected as a fraction that is calculated by subtracting firm peak demand from the sum of accredited capacity and dividing the resulting number by the firm peak demand.
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(a)“Regulatory oversight entity” means the entity responsible for approving the electric resource plans or the retail or wholesale rates of a load-serving entity with respect to a load located in the state.
(b)“Regulatory oversight entity” includes:
(I)The applicable city council or governing board for a municipal utility or a joint action agency established pursuant to law;
(II)The governing board for a cooperative electric association; and
(III)The commission for a public utility.
(c)If a load-serving entity does not have an applicable regulatory oversight entity, the load-serving entity’s regulatory oversight entity for the purposes of this article 43 is the commission.
(8)“Resource adequacy annual report” means an annual report that a load-serving entity is required to provide to the applicable regulatory oversight entity pursuant to section 40-43-104.
(9)“Resource adequacy reporting period” means a period of at least five consecutive years beginning in the year following the year in which a load-serving entity provides its resource adequacy annual report.
Section 40-43-103 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-40.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).