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Bill Detail: HB23-1080

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Title Reliable Alternative Energy Sources
Status House Committee on Energy & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (03/29/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
House Sponsors T. Winter (R)
Senate Sponsors B. Pelton (R)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/19/2023

Section 1 of the bill requires the director of the Colorado energy
office or the director's designee (director) to conduct or cause to be
conducted a study on the feasibility of using small modular nuclear
reactors as a carbon-free energy source in the state (feasibility study). On
or before July 1, 2025, the director is required to submit the director's
findings and conclusions of the feasibility study to the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over energy matters.
Current law defines recycled energy for purposes of the renewable
energy standard as energy produced by a generation unit with a nameplate
capacity of not more than 15 megawatts. For pumped hydroelectricity
generation only, section 2 specifies that the energy be produced by a
generation unit with a nameplate capacity of not more than 400

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