Mandatory Green Power Option for Large Municipal Utilities

August 27, 2021


Municipal electric utilities serving more than 40,000 customers in Colorado must offer an optional green-power program that allows retail customers the choice of supporting emerging renewable technologies. The renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by the resources are retired upon their sale to a customer, and may not be used for compliance with Colorado's renewable portfolio standard.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics,Wind (All),Biomass,Hydroelectric,Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels,Landfill Gas,Wind (Small),Anaerobic Digestion,Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels


Name: CRS 40-2-124
Date Enacted: 3/27/2007
Effective Date: 3/27/2007
Name: 4 CCR 723-3-3653


Name: Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Organization: Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Address: 1560 Broadway, Suite 250
Denver CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2000

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.