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  • Scathing PUC Chair dissent blasted economics of Demand-Side Management

    Scathing PUC Chair dissent blasted economics of Demand-Side Management0

    • April 30, 2017
    Supporters of so-called Demand-Side Management (DSM) say it’s an economic development tool. That’s not true. DSM is a misguided, harmful transfer payment from low income ratepayers with no choice to a preferred group of ratepayers, often commercial and industrial. No one makes this argument better than former Colorado PUC Chairman Ray Gifford, now a partner atREAD MORE
  • Irresponsible by ratepayers: bill looks to rein in Xcel’s abuse of power over developers

    Irresponsible by ratepayers: bill looks to rein in Xcel’s abuse of power over developers0

    • April 6, 2017
    Working with Xcel Energy, the state’s largest monopoly utility, is worse than working with the State of Colorado because at least there is way to hold the state accountable through elected officials. Since Xcel is a private monopoly and PUC puppet master, it’s the only game in town. Residential and business ratepayers have no choiceREAD MORE
  • Extending Demand Side Management is irresponsible by ratepayers

    Extending Demand Side Management is irresponsible by ratepayers0

    • March 28, 2017
    Riddle me this. Based on the following clues, can you guess the product/service, the company, and the program? It’s an out-of-state private monopoly that enjoys most favored corporation status under the Gold Dome. The favored monopoly has more supply/capacity than its customers use and anticipates this to be the case in the near future. TheREAD MORE
  • Irresponsible by ratepayers: Is Xcel floating legislation for mandated CO version of CPP?

    Irresponsible by ratepayers: Is Xcel floating legislation for mandated CO version of CPP?0

    • March 12, 2017

    If it’s devious and being done behind closed doors, it must be Xcel Energy. Late Friday, two reliable sources independently sent me a copy of what appears to be draft legislation that the monopoly investor-owned utility is quietly shopping around the Gold Dome, in search of a sponsor. Xcel’s name isn’t anywhere on the draft,

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  • Storing freedom

    Storing freedom0

    • February 4, 2017

    For as much as Colorado might fancy itself the next Silicon Valley, the state is stuck in a time warp when it comes to electricity service providers. Could a modest bill regarding residential battery storage spark change for 1.4 million Xcel Energy and 93,000 Black Hills Energy ratepayers? Colorado’s investor owned utility (IOU) monopoly model

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