Community Access Enterprise

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In June 2021, Governor Polis signed SB21-260 which creates new sources of dedicated transportation funding and new state enterprises to enable a sustainable transportation system. The law will help modernize the infrastructure needed to support the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles and lessen adverse environmental and health impacts of transportation system use.

SB21-260 creates three new transportation electrification enterprises: the Clean Transit Enterprise housed in the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Clean Fleet Enterprise housed in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Community Access Enterprise housed in the Colorado Energy Office (CEO). 

The Community Access Enterprise supports the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles, equitably invests in transportation infrastructure, and incentivizes the acquisition and use of electric motor vehicles and electric alternatives to motor vehicles. Over the first decade, the Community Access Enterprise is expected to receive approximately $310 million to support electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure, as well as low and moderate income adoption of EVs and electric bicycles. 

The Community Access Enterprise Board includes four Governor-appointed members and executive directors or their designees from CDOT, CDPHE and CEO. Appointed board members will serve terms of three or four years. Governing Bylaws for the Community Access Enterprise can be found here.

Members of the Community Access Enterprise Board include:

  • Reverend Eugene Downing - New Hope Baptist Church - Chair
  • Rebecca White - Colorado Department of Transportation - Vice Chair
  • Laura Getts - San Isabel Electric Association
  • Ryan Hurst - Motiv Power Systems, Inc.
  • Alice Laird - Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER) 
  • Michael Ogletree - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Issamar Pichardo - Colorado Energy Office

Fee Rulemaking

On March 10, 2022, the Community Access Enterprise board unanimously voted to adopt rules establishing the community access retail delivery fee as required by § 24-38.5-303(7), C.R.S. The rule went into effect on July 1, 2022. 

Final rule

Ten-Year Plan

According to SB21-260, the enterprise is required to develop a 10-Year Plan that covers fiscal years 2022-2023 through 2031-2032 and outlines how the enterprise will meet its business purpose. The plan is a high-level set of recommendations of approximate spending for new and existing programs, with more detailed proposals for Years 1-3. The plan was informed by a literature review of plans and programs, stakeholder engagement and public comment, a gap analysis, and input and comments from the Community Access Enterprise board and state staff.

The Community Access Enterprise board of directors voted unanimously to approve the Ten-Year Plan on May 14, 2022. 

Ten-Year Plan 

Ten-Year Plan executive summary (Spanish)

Board Meetings

The Community Access Enterprise Board meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Meeting agendas will be posted prior to each meeting.

The board will next meet on Thursday, December 8, 2022 and the agenda is here. All meetings are open to the public. To attend, register using the following link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_we6-goAzSuK2Dk_ZSY6enA

Previous Meeting Minutes, Recordings, Agendas, Presentations

Minutes for each meeting will be posted after approval by the Board in the following meeting.  

Reports

Stay Informed

If you would like to be included in updates about the Community Access Enterprise, please provide your contact information here.

For more information about the CAE, please email ceo_communityaccessenterprise@state.co.us.