Colorado Electric Grid Resilience Funds

CEO, along with partner agencies, is pursuing funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 40101(d) Formula Grant through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) “Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid.” The Formula Grant sets aside approximately $8.6M for the State of Colorado.

CEO and partner agencies, the Department of Local Affairs and the Department of Regulatory Affairs, held a public hearing on Thursday, November 17, 2022 to share a proposed approach to the Formula Grant uses and gather comments. Slides and a recording of the event may be found below.

Materials from the November 17 meeting:

After this meeting, we developed this Colorado Grid Resiliency 40101(d) Frequently Asked Questions document for your reference.


Public Comments

We sought input through December 12, 2022 on the following narrative and guidelines, including the Microgrids for Community Resilience Grant Program:

We received comments from 10 parties, which may be found on this link. These comments were very helpful in our development of the program. CEO and DOLA responses to 40101(d) Comments will be forthcoming and will include changes that we have made and further understandings created as a result of the public comments. 

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