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On  March 23 the city announced that engineering consultant, Steve Catanach, had been selected to succeed Heather Bailey as Director of Electric Utility Development. Catanach has been working with the city since 2015 as a part of the municipalization effort. 

The city held  a  Listening Session to discuss desired skills and expertise for Energy Future leadership  on  March 19. The presentation pdf from the event is available. Last month, Boulder Energy Future's current director, Heather Bailey announced her resignation, effective April 27. View Participant Responses pdf.

The city held a  public information session pdf  on Monday, Feb. 26 to provide an update on  agreements with Xcel Energy  related to the city's plans to separate from Xcel's electric distribution system. Boulder and Xcel are nearly finished with two of three required agreements. The agreements are due March 13, but the city and Xcel will likely ask the Public Utilities Commission for an extension. A council public hearing on the agreements will be scheduled at a later date.   

During the Feb. 20 City Council meeting, Boulder Energy Future staff provided a summary of Excel Energy's Electric Resource Plan pdf, its roadmap for generating electricity in the future. The city is involved in the Public Utilities Commission Process to advocate for a plan that maximizes renewable energy use and minimizes reliance on coal and natural gas. 

On Feb. 16, 2018, the city announced the 19 members of the  Communications and Engagement Working Group . The group's first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

According to the official results of the Nov. 7, 2017 election, Boulder voters approved municipalization measures 2L and 2O, but did not pass 2P. This means that the city's municipalization effort will be funded for the next three years and before the city issues any debt related to municipalization, Boulder voters will get another chance to weigh in, but city council will no longer be permitted to meet in private "executive sessions" to discuss legal matters related to municipalization. 

The  Oct. 16, 2017  deadline for appeals of the Public Utilities Commission ruling has passed. No party has filed an appeal.

​On Sept. 14, 2017 , the Colorado Public Utilities Commission issued its written order on the city’s separation application. Read the  order  and the  city’s statement  for more information. 

On Sept. 5, 2017 , Boulder’s city council placed three municipalization items on the 2017 ballot. Visit our  municipalization ballot items page  for more information.

On Aug. 30, 2017 , the city  released a statement regarding the deliberations of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Aug. 29  . The PUC has created a clear path forward for the city to proceed with municipalization. 

The hearing at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission took place between  July 24 and Aug 7The transcripts for the eight-day trial are available in the city’s repository.

On May 12, 2017,   the City of Boulder filed its Third Supplemental Verified Application pdf at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. 


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