Colorado State Representative, HD 10: Boulder & Gunbarrel
2021 Session: It's On!
The Colorado General Assembly is back in session, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish in 2021!
As your State Representative, there’s no doubt I’ll be working diligently in the months to come. But our legislature works best when many people participate. We get some great ideas for bills and amendments from our constituents, so I strongly encourage you to reach out when you have suggestions or comments.
I plan to send out regular newsletters during the session, and I hope you’ll sign up using the form below to receive them. We also hold regular town hall meetings, and I’ll let you know about them via newsletters and social media. Visit https://leg.colorado.gov/ for one-stop information about bills, schedules, state laws, legislators, committees, and more.
Community Choice Energy (CCE)
I recently introduced a bill in the legislature (HB21-1269) entitled “Public Utilities Commission Study of Community Choice Energy” which directs the Public Utilities Commission to evaluate a promising energy policy that would allow communities served by an investor owned utility (Xcel or Black Hills) to purchase their own wholesale electricity supply from alternative suppliers, like solar and wind farms. With CCE, the utility would still own and operate the “poles and wires” and deliver the electricity, while the community gains control over its energy sources and costs. You can read my Guest Editorial in the Daily Camera here.
Allows communities to choose an alternative electricity supplier.
Advantages: cheaper and cleaner electricity; create new energy programs; create local jobs; keep energy dollars local.
Introduces competition, choice, and greater local control.
Incumbent utility still owns and operates the “poles and wires” (electricity delivery).
Individuals can opt out and buy their electricity from the utility if they wish.
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Edie has been committed to progressive values her entire adult life. She was first elected to the Colorado State House of Representatives in November 2016. She serves as Chair of the Capital Development Committee, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Environment Committee, and as a member of the House Local Government & Transportation Committee. Prior to her election, she spent 20 years as a Democratic activist, and 10 years as a legislative aide. Edie has a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.