(1)“Community anchor institution” means a:
(a)School, as defined in section 24-37.5-902 (10);
(c)Hospital or other health-care facility licensed or certified pursuant to section 25-1.5-103;
(d)Law enforcement, emergency medical service provider, or other public safety agency;
(f)Community organization facility at which services to at-risk populations such as income-eligible households, seniors, or unhoused persons are provided; or
(g)Other critical community service facilities, as determined by the department by policy.
(2)“Cooperative electric association” or “association” has the meaning set forth in section 40-9.5-102 (1).
(3)“Department” means the department of local affairs created in section 24-1-125.
(4)“Distributed energy resource” means an electric generation resource, including a renewable energy resource or renewable energy storage, that is located on a property within an electric utility’s service territory and that is interconnected to the electric grid.
(5)“Division” means the division of local government created in section 24-32-103.
(6)“Eligible rural community” means a rural community:
(a)That is at significant risk of experiencing severe weather or natural disaster events; and
(b)In which one or more community anchor institutions are located.
(7)“Energy office” means the Colorado energy office created in section 24-38.5-101.
(8)“Grant program” means the microgrids for community resilience grant program created in section 40-9.8-104 (1)(a).
(9)“Island mode” means an electric generation system that is not connected to the electric grid and can operate independent of the grid.
(10)“Microgrid” means a group of interconnected electric loads and distributed energy resources with clearly defined electrical boundaries that:
(a)Functions as a single, controllable entity with respect to the electric grid; and
(b)Can be connected to or disconnected from the electric grid to enable it to operate either in grid-connected mode or in island mode.
(11)“Office” means the Colorado resiliency office created in section 24-32-121.
(12)“Renewable energy” has the meaning set forth in section 40-1-102 (11).
(13)“Renewable energy storage” means an energy storage system, as defined in section 40-2-130 (2)(a).
(14)“Severe weather or natural disaster events” includes, but is not limited to, snowstorms, freezes, wildfires, tornadoes, high winds, and floods.
Section 40-9.8-103 — Definitions - rules,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-40.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).