UPDATE_COLORADO 3 EE LEGISLATION BILLS OVERVIEW | 4.28.2021 

LETTERS OF SUPPORT | FOR LEGISLATION BILLS

House Energy & Environment Committee Members & Emails

HB21-1238 THE MODERNIZATION OF GAS ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

DOWNLOAD HB21-1238 BILL TEXT Concerning the modernization of gas energy efficiency programs.

DOWNLOAD [SWEEP] FACT SHEET | HB-1238_GreenHouse Gas Report
BILL SPONSORS Rep Tracey Bernett, Sen Chris Hansen

3.22.2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment

4.08.2021 House Committee on Energy & Environment Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

UPCOMING SCHEDULE | 4.28.2021 Energy & Environment


HB21-1286 ENERGY PERFORMANCE FOR BUILDINGSDOWNLOAD HB21-1286 BILL TEXT 

DOWNLOAD [SWEEP] FACT SHEET | [Commercial Benchmarking of Buildings]

Concerning measures to improve energy efficiency, and, in connection therewith, requiring owners of large buildings

to collect and report on energy-use benchmarking data and comply with performance standards related to energy

and greenhouse gas emissions and modifying statutory requirements regarding energy performance contracts.

BILL SPONSORS Rep Cathy Kipp, Rep Alex Valdez, Sen Kevin Priola, Sen Brittany Pettersen

4.21.2021 | Introduced In HOUSE  - Assigned to Energy & Environment

UPCOMING SCHEDULE | 5.6.2021 @ 1:30 pm Energy & Environment


SB21-246 ELECTRIC UTILITY PROMOTES BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION DOWNLOAD SB21-246 BILL TEXT 

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Concerning measures to encourage beneficial electrification, and, in connection therewith, directing the public utilities
commission and Colorado utilities to promote compliance with current environmental and labor standards.

BILL SPONSOR Sen Stephen Fenberg 

4.16.2021 | Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

UPCOMING SCHEDULE | 4.29.2021 Transport & Energy

Summary of Proposed 2021 Colorado Energy Efficiency and Electrification Legislation

Howard Geller and Christine Brinker, SWEEP | January 31, 2021

Energy Performance For Buildings

This bill requires most commercial, multifamily, and public buildings greater than 50,000 sq ft to measure and report their energy use annually through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and then makes that data public in an online resource similar to www.energizedenver.org so that the market can recognize, reward, and drive efficient, high-performing properties. Then, it requires lower-performing buildings to demonstrate performance upgrades every five years. Options for meeting the initial performance standards include reaching an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher, improving their ENERGY STAR score by 15 points, reaching a sector-specific target EUI, reducing EUI by 15%, or others. There are exemptions, waivers, or time extensions for buildings that have special circumstances including affordable housing, historical buildings, condos, or financial hardship situations (including COVID-related losses). After the first round of performance standards that are specified in the bill, the state’s Air Quality Control Commission will establish future performance standards.

Clean & Healthy Homes / Beneficial Electrification in Buildings

This bill facilitates Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy helping their customers acquire high efficiency heat pumps, heat pump water heaters and other electrification measures. The bill directs the PUC to set electrification targets for utility BEB programs, followed by the utilities developing plans to meet the electrification targets. The PUC will approve a utility’s BEB plan as long as it reduces net greenhouse gas emissions and is cost-effective including valuation of avoided carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. A utility’s BEB plan must include one or more programs targeted to low-income households. Utility BEB programs are expected to include incentives, education and training and other activities to increase the adoption of high efficiency heat pumps and other electrification measures. Utilities will report annually on the impacts of their BEB programs. The bill also encourages, but does not require, non-regulated electric utilities to implement BEB programs for their customers.

The Modernize of Gas Energy Efficiency Demand-Side Management Programs

This bill revises some of the basic policies guiding gas utility energy efficiency programs in Colorado. It directs the PUC to set energy savings targets for gas utility program based on the maximum cost-effective and achievable energy savings potential. It reforms the cost effectiveness analysis of gas energy efficiency programs by requiring valuation of avoided carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. And it calls for use of a relatively low social discount rate for determining lifecycle costs and benefits of energy efficiency investments made by consumers. The objective of these policies is to expand energy efficiency programs implemented by gas utilities.

XCEL ENERGY Demand-Side Management Plan | 2021-2022


XCEL ENERGY 2021-22 DSM PLAN | 2021-22 Demand-Side Management Plan-Electric & Natural Gas 


POLICY ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING | JANUARY 7, 2021

SUBMISSIONS TO DATE for Xcel Energy 2021-2022 DSM Programs Plan  | As of October 7, 2020, 5:00 PM 

    HVAC| Heat Pump Technology (HP) | Air Source (ASHP), Ground Source (GSHP), Water Heater (HPWH)

      • HVAC/HP | Overarching Inquiry | Xcel Transition Plans for EE vs BE Marketplace & Workforce | EEBC*
      • ASHP/HPWH | Mitsubishi | Ductless Heat Pumps |Mini & Multi-Split Heat Pumps
      • ASHP | NTS Energy Consultancy | BEL-CO [Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado]*
      • ASHP | EEBC Member Market Development | Mainstream Innovation | The Heat Pump Store Comments*


      INSULATION | AIR SEALING

        • Owens Corning

        PILOT IDEAS


        • EE-DR Integrated Vendor Pilot | Emporia Energy | Franklin Energy | Recurve
          [Original concept idea before fleshed out, will send revision Thursday]
        • Demand Flexibility Innovations Marketplace Pilot | Recurve | Multi-Implementer Support List

        PENDING [Verbal interest to comment and/or waiting for their final submission]

        • ASHP/HVAC | Trane [Commercial | Residential]
        • ASHP/HPWH | Daikin
        • Wall Re-Insulation Incentive Bestway Insulation
        • GSHP | Major Geothermal
        • Air Sealing | AeroSeal of Colorado | Northern Colorado AeroBarrier
        • ASHP/HPWH | New Home Developments | EnergyLogic

        CALL TO ACTION | INSTRUCTIONS TO REVIEW XCEL ENERGY's 2021-2022 DSM PLAN

        HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR REBATE SUGGESTIONS

          • REVIEW YOUR INDUSTRY PROGRAM [XCEL ENERGY DSM PLANS LINKS BELOW]
            Review your industry rebate program section(s) to see how the DSM Plan may affect your company and determine recommendation and suggestions for change.
          • PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION
            One short paragraph description of new product rebate and/or existing process or program improvement for energy savings, etc.
          • PROVIDE EXAMPLES
            Provide examples of energy savings compared 'business-as-usual' for your product.  Include baselines like average annual costs of typical in marketplace. Average product and install costs. What is product’s average annual savings compare to existing alternatives?
          • RECOMMENDED INCENTIVE/REBATE LEVEL(s)
            Your recommended specific rebate amount. What kind of rebate level would move the market?
          • IDENTIFY WHICH EXISTING REBATE INCENTIVE 
            your suggestion falls under to contribute to increasing energy savings.
          • VALIDATION
            Any results documentation, case studies, or existing situations on savings data you can provide and reference?  Examples of programs, rebates, incentives (for this product/program) in other states, regions or programs?
          • SUBMIT YOUR SUBMISSION
            Submit your positions, modifications, comments, recommendations, and new program ideas that you would like EEBC to intervene on your 
            behalf to Carmen@recurve.com | 608-332-7992 or Patricia@eebco.org | 303-319-5623

          XCEL ENERGY'S DSM PLAN DOCUMENTS


            SUBMISSION SAMPLES


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