C.R.S. Section 40-5-101.5
Investor-owned utilities’ service extension policies

  • commission review
  • rules


Within one hundred eighty days after August 9, 2017, the commission shall open a nonadjudicatory proceeding to evaluate investor-owned utilities’ current service extension policies for serving new load applications; except that gas-only, investor-owned utilities are not subject to the commission’s nonadjudicatory proceeding. Based on the commission’s evaluation, the commission shall issue a decision containing recommendations to investor-owned utilities for potential implementation.


In the commission’s nonadjudicatory proceeding, the commission shall consider, without limitation, the following information from investor-owned utilities:


The utilities’ general load extension procedures used by the utility and requesting customers, including:


The use of construction agreements, revenue assurance agreements, assignment of estimated costs, predevelopment system investment protocols, and options for cost and schedule transparency; and


Potential system automation benefits to enhance clarity of the requirements and process;


Equitable allocation of costs associated with an extension of facilities and any other factors affecting the cost of an extension of facilities; and


Variables that affect time lines for construction and implementation of an extension of facilities.


Within ninety days after the conclusion of the nonadjudicatory proceeding, the commission may promulgate rules consistent with the findings of the nonadjudicatory proceeding.

Source: Section 40-5-101.5 — Investor-owned utilities’ service extension policies - commission review - rules, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-40.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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