The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) shares responsibility for energy assurance in the state with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in partnership with Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). Working together, the agencies prepare for, monitor and respond to energy assurance concerns. Energy emergencies include electric power outages, natural gas delivery disruptions and liquid fuels shortages or delivery disruptions. CEO is primarily responsible for liquid fuels energy emergencies, including petroleum and propane, while the PUC is primarily responsible for electric and natural gas energy emergencies.
In 2021, CEO, PUC and DHSEM updated the state's Colorado Energy Assurance Emergency Plan. The agencies engaged with stakeholders related to potential electric, natural gas and liquid fuels emergencies including Suncor Refinery, Xcel Energy, petroleum marketers and the Colorado Propane Gas Association to inform the plan update.