Colorado, as well as the neighboring states served by Xcel, would have to shoulder additional new electricity rates for the next three years as the Public Regulations Commission just approved the new electricity rates.

Current electricity rates in Colorado are already the most expensive compared to neighboring states, but are due to increase in the coming months and years as a result of the revised renewable energy mandate as stated in Senate Bill 178 for the State of Colorado. Below are updates regarding these approved rate increases.

Public Regulation Commission approves new energy charge rate

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Without the rate increase, PNM would have had to wait for its next rate case to recover investments. By allowing timely recovery of costs, the company said it could save about $2.7 million from avoided interest charges on

Colorado Citizens Smart Meter Awareness CCSMA: Colorado

ccsma.blogspot.com8/5/12

Last year, when utility giant Xcel Energy proposed a massive rate hike for its 1.4 million Colorado customers, a large chunk of the tab it wanted to hand them—$53 million—was intended to offset losses from a strategic error its management had made. As Denver Post Homes were supposed to be able to use smart appliances, electric sockets and plug-in devices to better control home power use, according to a filing by the consumer counsel. The project ran into

Xcel Electric Rates To Rise 5.5 Percent Over 3 Yrs « CBS Minnesota

minnesota.cbslocal.com4/3/12

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Xcel Energy’s Colorado Rate Case – Explained

A quick tour through the process by which the electric and gas rates are reviewed and approved for the citizens of Colorado.