Renewable Energy

As a result of the passage of Amendment 37 on renewable energy in 2004, and subsequent laws passed by the Legislature, both Public Service and Black Hills Energy are required to meet Renewable Energy Standards set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 40, Article 2, Section 124.  In order to meet such requirements, each electric utility files proposed Compliance Plans on July 1 each year. These reports show the utility's actual results for the prior calendar year and describe whether and how it achieved compliance with the Renewable Energy Standard. These plans also provide each utility's strategy for obtaining 20 percent renewable generation by the year 2020, as required by law.