True: But whatever plan Xcel files with the PUC (next year), it will be bound to. There is a process to deviate from that, which requires PUC approval.
• 2019 19.5 million tons emitted = 42% reduction - actual
• 2022 16.6 million tons emitted = 52% reduction - target
• 2024 13.6 million tons emitted = 61% reduction - target
• 2030 6.9 million tons emitted = 80% reduction -
• Chautauqua – underground lines, 100% renewable mirrored; Demonstration of net zero energy in a historic preservation environment.
• Hydrogen energy storage project – deploy a hydrogen production and storage system
• Cost Sharing
• Elimination or substantial increase of the 120% limitation on onsite generation
• Develop a new tariff to effectuate the rapid conversion of bus fleets to electric buses
• Facilitation of microgrids in specific projects (Chautauqua and Alpine Balsam)
• Xcel will share data with the City in support of projects and programs
$4.7M that goes to the general fund, implemented in 2010 to replace the franchise fee that Boulder used to pay to Xcel.
Scheduled to expire in 2022.
Second reading/public hearing: Aug. 18
Ballot content has to be finalized by Sept. 1
Election Nov. 3
Carr: For the carbon emission ones, you would have a year to do that.
Carr: "I believe firmly they will fight us tooth and nail."
Weaver: That's part of the 120% rule.
Wallach: What's the variance right now with what we think those might be and what they think those might be?
Carr: A lot of folks want to start with Chautauqua. But we'll apply an equity filter to that decision.
Carr: No. The only thing is you don't know what new generation they're building. A lot of this plan is acquiring assets to produce renewable energy. That could increase the bill
Carr: "I think it cuts both ways."
No, Carr says. 6-person vote of council or a vote of the ppl will do it.
Jonathan Koehn (who heads something with climate and sustainability) is answering. I'm listening but I am not comprehending.
Carr: I think the tax ends if the muni ends. "I would be very reluctant" to advise council to keep that $$ and use it for something else.
Carr: The franchise, yes. I'm not sure anything else needs to be approved by them.
Carr: Yes. We've lived without a franchise for 10 years. "We've blazed the trail."
And wants to ask voters to repurpose the Utility Occupation Tax
SUCH an eye roll to think that any gov't process is fully representative of the population.
Weaver: Yes, maybe another provider for renewable energy to fill in the gaps.
@threadreaderapp please unroll.