Energy Freedom Colorado

Competition & Choice  for  Cheaper & Cleaner Electricity

We need to think differently about electricity.


The Community Electricity Options Project

  • How can communities reach ambitious energy goals?  See...
  • "A Strategy and Six Ways to Address Community Energy Goals"
  • The idea:  A stakeholder process to evaluate the "six ways"

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Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

  • Allows communities to choose an alternative electricity supplier.
  • 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.
  • Benefits can include:  Cheaper electricity;  more renewable energy;  create new energy programs;  create local jobs;  keep energy dollars local.

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Elements of a 21st Century Electricity System

  • Wholesale electricity markets (RTO or EIM), and joint transmission tariffs.
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Non-Wires Alternatives (NWA).
  • Performance-based ratemaking  –  to align utility interests with consumer & societal interests.
  • Distribution System Planning (DSP)  –  innovation & competition at the distribution level.
  • Options for electric co-operatives to reduce costs and pursue energy goals.
  • Competitive procurement of generation, storage, and transmission.
  • Less utility ownership of generation (but more rate-based distribution investments).

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Energy Freedom Colorado is working to bring more electricity Competition and Choice to Colorado.