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Colorado Renewable Portfolio Standard

Date Last Updated8/1/2014
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
State/FederalCO
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeColorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Policy Initiation Date12/4/2004
Policy SummaryColorado's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) includes renewably-fueled CHP and waste-heat-to-power as eligible resources. It is defined as ?recycled energy? within the RPS and includes a capacity limit of 15MW to maintain eligibility. There are two separ
CHP Eligibility RequirementsRenewably-fueled CHP systems and "recycled energy" (i.e., waste-heat-to-power) qualify under the RPS. "Recycled Energy," is defined as "energy produced by a generation unit with a nameplate capacity of not more than 15 MW that converts the otherwise lost
Eligible Project Size (MW)Recycled energy system (waste-heat-to-power) projects <15 MW are eligible. There is no size limit for renewably-fueled CHP.
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
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