HB 18-1271

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 11, 2018
  • Passed House Apr 11, 2018
  • Passed Senate May 03, 2018
  • Signed by Governor Jun 01, 2018

Public Utilities Commission Electric Utilities Economic Development Rates


The bill allows the public utilities commission to approve, and electric utilities to charge, economic development rates, which are lower rates for commercial and industrial users who locate or expand their operations in Colorado so as to increase the demand by at least 3 megawatts. To qualify for the economic development rates, these users must demonstrate that the cost of electricity is a critical consideration in their decision where to locate or expand their business and that the availability of lower rates is a substantial factor. The rates may be offered for up to 10 years. The bill also authorizes the expansion of a voluntary renewable energy program or service offering as necessary to meet the needs of a commercial or industrial customer that makes a capital investment of $250 million or more, requires the expansion in order to remain as a customer of a utility, or is a new customer. Utilities that offer economic development rates shall not cross-subsidize the economic development rates by raising rates on other customers, and a utility bears the burden of proof on this issue in any proceeding before the commission. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) , Read More

Bill Sponsors (3)



Jun 01, 2018

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 14, 2018


Signed by the President of the Senate

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

May 11, 2018


Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 03, 2018


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments


Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 02, 2018


Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 30, 2018


Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Business, Labor, & Technology Senate Committee of the Whole

Apr 11, 2018


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

  • Introduction
Business, Labor, & Technology


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 10, 2018


House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Apr 05, 2018


House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Transportation & Energy

Mar 06, 2018


Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/06/2018) PDF
Introduced (03/06/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/10/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (04/11/2018) PDF
Revised (05/02/2018) PDF
Rerevised (05/03/2018) PDF
Final Act (05/14/2018) PDF
Signed Act (06/01/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/09/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/12/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (06/22/2018) PDF


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