September 6, 2018
ESA Comments on Colorado PUC 17M-0694E ERP
ESA submitted comments to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Colorado on the Decision Opening a Repository Proceeding and Soliciting Input from Interested Participants issued on October 26, 2017. The Energy Storage Association (“ESA”) respectfully submits these comments for the Commission’s consideration in the matter of the Commission’s review of its rules governing electric resource planning, implementing Colorado’s renewable energy standard, and enabling new technology integration.
ESA’s comments focus on recommendations for reforming provisions within the Electric Resource Planning (“ERP”) rules, Rules 3600-3619, to better incorporate considerations for energy storage and provide an initial template for the Commission’s consideration for new rules for Distribution Resource Planning (DRP).