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The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) serves the public interest by effectively regulating utilities and facilities so that the people of Colorado receive safe, reliable, and reasonably-priced services consistent with the economic, environmental and social values of our state. 
 

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Utility Bill Help

The PUC is running the Utility Bill Help pilot program for the 2023-2024 winter season to qualify and enroll income-qualified consumers in energy assistance programs.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UTILITY BILL HELP PROGRAM

Wildfire Mitigation Plan

On June 27th, Xcel Energy filed a new Wildfire Mitigation Plan. This is the second plan filed by the Company and covers proposed spending for the 2025-2027 period totaling approximately $1.9 billion. The Plan includes new technology and programs including weather stations, cameras and drones, undergrounding electric lines, vegetation management, public safety power shut-offs, and stakeholder outreach. 

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Wildfire Power Shut-Offs

Over the weekend of April 6-7, Colorado experienced wind gusts of up to 100 mph in some areas of the state and sustained high winds throughout the weekend. Over 200,000 people were without power statewide - 55,000 the result of an intentional, precautionary outage conducted by Xcel to reduce the possibility of wildfire. The PUC is investigating ways that the implementation of public safety power shut offs can be improved.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POWER SHUT-OFFS HERE

Gas Rate Plans

Gas rates are set by the Public Utilities Commission for its regulated utilities. A rate case includes opportunities for public input and participation
The PUC will decide how much a utility needs to charge its customers to cover cost-of-service. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT GAS RATE PLANS HERE

 

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Breaking Down the Public Calendar 
The PUC recognizes it can be difficult to understand the shorthand used to identify Commission weekly meetings, hearings, workshops and events. So, we’ve broken down the key items and terms necessary to read the calendar.

Each proceeding name begins with  a number and letter that indicates the year and type of proceeding. This is followed by 4 numbers that are sequentially assigned throughout the calendar year, starting at 0001. The final letter indicates the relevant industry.
A hypothetical proceeding titled 10A-123T means the following:

  • The proceeding was opened in 2010
  • The A indicates it is an Application proceeding
  • 123 means it was the 123rd filing of the calendar year
  • T means it is a telecommunications proceeding
     

Click here for a further explanation of the calendar.

*Please note, the first weekly meeting of the Commission of each month will be held in person and virtually.

 

Calendar of Events 

NOTE: Click on a calendar event to see additional details and information.

Direct link to public PUC Calendar (if not loading above)