C.R.S. Section 40-9.8-103

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As used in this article 9.8, unless the context otherwise requires:


“Community anchor institution” means a:


School, as defined in section 24-37.5-902 (10);




Hospital or other health-care facility licensed or certified pursuant to section 25-1.5-103;


Law enforcement, emergency medical service provider, or other public safety agency;


Government office;


Community organization facility at which services to at-risk populations such as income-eligible households, seniors, or unhoused persons are provided; or


Other critical community service facilities, as determined by the department by policy.


“Cooperative electric association” or “association” has the meaning set forth in section 40-9.5-102 (1).


“Department” means the department of local affairs created in section 24-1-125.


“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.


“Division” means the division of local government created in section 24-32-103.


“Eligible rural community” means a rural community:


That is at significant risk of experiencing severe weather or natural disaster events; and


In which one or more community anchor institutions are located.


“Energy office” means the Colorado energy office created in section 24-38.5-101.


“Grant program” means the microgrids for community resilience grant program created in section 40-9.8-104 (1)(a).


“Island mode” means an electric generation system that is not connected to the electric grid and can operate independent of the grid.


“Microgrid” means a group of interconnected electric loads and distributed energy resources with clearly defined electrical boundaries that:


Functions as a single, controllable entity with respect to the electric grid; and


Can be connected to or disconnected from the electric grid to enable it to operate either in grid-connected mode or in island mode.


“Office” means the Colorado resiliency office created in section 24-32-121.


“Renewable energy” has the meaning set forth in section 40-1-102 (11).


“Renewable energy storage” means an energy storage system, as defined in section 40-2-130 (2)(a).


“Severe weather or natural disaster events” includes, but is not limited to, snowstorms, freezes, wildfires, tornadoes, high winds, and floods.

Source: Section 40-9.8-103 — Definitions - rules, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-40.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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