GRID in the News

The Colorado Energy Office, GRID Alternatives and rural electric cooperative San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) have announced a brownfield-sited community solar array that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents in SMPA’s service territory.

The Colorado Energy Office, GRID Alternatives and rural electric cooperative San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) have announced a brownfield-sited community solar array that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents in SMPA’s service territory.

San Miguel Power Association (SMPA), GRID Alternatives Colorado (GRID) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) today announced the development of a community solar array that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents in SMPA's service territory. The project is not only part of a statewide initiative to reduce energy costs for utilities' highest need customers, it is also an effort to turn a limited-use site into a clean energy generator.

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC), and GRID Alternatives Colorado today recognize the adoption of strong consumer protections and program offerings to bring equity and access of renewable energy to low-income customers served by Xcel Energy.

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC), and GRID Alternatives Colorado today recognize the adoption of strong consumer protections and program offerings to bring equity and access of renewable energy to low-income customers served by Xcel Energy.

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC), and GRID Alternatives Colorado today recognize the adoption of strong consumer protections and program offerings to bring equity and access of renewable energy to low-income customers served by Xcel Energy.

As an enlightened source of energy in a nation increasingly challenging consumers of solar power, Colorado is blazing a bright path to a clean, renewables future.... In January 2016, the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and GRID Alternatives launched a pilot optimizing the community solar model to reduce energy costs for low-income customers. The pilot proposed five demonstration projects, building a total of 579 kW of shared solar, or community solar gardens (CSGs).

Craig — The cobalt September sky and mild temperatures in the high 60s provided the perfect atmosphere for small packs of volunteers in yellow vests and hard hats, who were installing a new solar array on the Steamboat Springs campus of Yampa Valley Electric Association.

More low-income Colorado residents will gain access to solar energy after Friday in Fort Collins, where state officials launched a fifth community solar garden. Those who qualify to be part of the program receive 50 percent of their power from solar.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper helped install a community solar array providing 50% of the power demand for 20 low-income families served by Fort Collins Utilities.

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