Renewable Energy Standards
What is a Renewable Energy Standard?
Renewable Energy Standards (RES) also known as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are policies designed to increase generation of electricity from renewable resources. These policies encourage electricity producers to supply a minimum share of their electricity from designated renewable resources. Generally, these resources include wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and some types of hydroelectricity, but may include other resources such as landfill gas, municipal solid waste, and tidal energy.
Colorado became the first state to approve a renewable energy standard. Currently, a RES of 30% renewables by 2020 is in place for Colorado.
2016 RES Compliance Report
Every year we must file a report with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission that shows what steps we’re taking to comply with these standards. You can view the filing documents below. And you can read the full 2016 RES report here. (PDF)
2018-2021 RES Compliance Plan
Black Hills Energy must file a plan that details how the Company plans to comply with Colorado’s RES at the same time that the Company files its Electric Resource Plan. We filed our 2016 Electric Resource Plan and 2018 – 2021 RES Compliance Plan on June 3, 2016. You can view the 2018 – 2021 RES Compliance Plan documents by selecting the links below.