- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Colorado has rejected a plan by Xcel Energy to create a premium solar energy program.

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Monday rejected the plan to charge electricity customer a premium on their bills to support solar projects.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/12krMwo ) that Xcel said its proposed Solar Connect program would enable those who can’t have solar panels on their roofs to support solar energy.

In a filing, though, PUC staff said Solar Connect would “have an unfair competitive advantage” over home rooftop solar and community solar garden programs.

PUC Chairman Josh Epel told the newspaper that the commission has to make sure that solar proposals are “in harmony and not in conflict.”

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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