Utilities commission to take up solar power issues

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DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will take public comment Monday on Xcel Energy's proposed Renewable Energy Standard compliance plan. 

Colorado was the first state in the nation to adopt a standard by a vote of the people. 

After four consecutive years of failing in the legislature, the measure was taken to the ballot through a citizen's initiative in 2004. 

Amendment 37 created a renewable standard for investor-owned utilities to be achieved by 2015. 

Amendment 37 also established net metering and interconnection standards for major utilities and programs for solar generation.

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