An advancing Colorado bill would provide electric customers the right to install, interconnect, and use energy storage systems on their property “without the burden of unnecessary restrictions or regulations and without unfair or discriminatory rates or fees.”
SB 9 would require the PUC to adopt rules allowing the installation, interconnection, and use of distributed energy storage systems by customers, based on several principles:
- It is in the public interest to limit barriers to the installation, interconnection, and use of customer-sited energy storage systems in Colorado.
- Utility approval processes must be simple, streamlined, and affordable for customers.
- Utilities should not require the installation of customer-sited meters for the purposes of monitoring storage systems.