New Authority Oversees Transmission Development Throughout Colorado

The new Colorado Electric Transmission Authority, created by a 2021 law focused on modernizing the state’s electric transmission infrastructure, is identifying who will sit on the board and get ready to begin work.

The new board will serve as a “transmission builder of last resort” when a specific transmission line is needed in a particular place where utilities have not built transmission. It will also assist in transmission necessary to integrate electric resources into a regional transmission organization and help small utilities that do not have the capacity to build necessary transmission.

The board will consist of:
• Two members appointed by the governor
• The director of the Colorado Energy Office
• Three members appointed by the Senate president
• Three members appointed by the speaker of the House