Thanks to solid solar policies, Colorado continues to be a top solar state. Colorado’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), which set a goal of getting 30% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020, also includes a 3% carve-out for distributed generation resources like rooftop solar. A popular rebate program and strong net metering policy have further cleared the way for private investment in Colorado solar. The 270 MW of solar energy currently installed in Colorado puts the state 5th in the country in cumulative installed solar capacity.
Rooftop solar is helping Colorado families, schools and businesses take charge of their power supply and their electricity bills like never before. This private investment is helping build a cleaner, safer and lower cost energy supply for all of us. A Vote Solar commissioned report found that net metering delivers $11 Million in annual net benefits to all of Xcel’s customers.
It’s great news for Coloradans, but big utilities view competition from solar as a threat to their old way of doing business. Now Xcel is asking for new regulations that penalize Coloradans who go solar. This is nothing more than a thinly veiled profit protection plan from a monopoly that wants to stop competition discourage consumer choice – even if it means turning on its own customers.
If you live in Colorado, help us tell Xcel’s executives to stop trying to stand between Coloradans and our homegrown solar power!Take Action