Community Choice Energy (CCE)

I introduced a bill in the legislature (HB20-1064) 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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2020 Legislative Session Is Complete

The 2020 session of the Colorado State Legislature is now complete.  Clearly one of the craziest on record.   I value your input so don’t hesitate to reach out to me on any issue of concern.  If I can be of service in any way, email me at edie.hooton.house@state.co.us or come say hi at the Capitol!

Meet Edie

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 Majority Caucus Chair, Vice Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee, and Member, 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. 

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