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Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel

Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel
Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel

After collecting $610 million from Colorado customers, regulators say it’s time to end Xcel’s pipeline repair fee

The Pipeline System Integrity Adjustments fee was supposed to be temporary. A decade on, it now accounts for 16% of Xcel’s natural gas revenue in Colorado.

Business

Colorado consumer advocates ask utility commission to reject $130M of Xcel’s February storm surcharge

The mid-February deep freeze sent natural gas prices soaring, but critics say the utility ignored warnings to store more gas and could have substituted cheaper fuel oil.

Energy

Colorado’s consumer advocate gets wider climate powers and a new name

Office of Consumer Counsel rebrands as Utility Consumer Advocate, with new legal rights to intervene on decarbonization and environmental justice efforts.

Environment

Xcel Energy needs a smarter, greener electric grid. But should Colorado customers foot the $344 million bill for it?

If the Public Utilities Commission OK's Xcel’s largest ever rate increase, electric bills for Colorado customers will have increased 20% since the start of the year

Business

Some Colorado utility consumers could pay more than $550 for February storm

Consumer advocates still pursuing questions of why gas supplies for Front Range shot up so much when the cold hit Texas hardest.

Energy

Closing all of Xcel’s coal-fired power plants will cost Colorado consumers $1.4 billion

Shuttering plants to meet the state’s greenhouse gas emissions goals carries a hefty price tag, including costs of bonds to finance the wind down

Energy