Long-Term Gas Utility Planning in Colorado

Colorado Energy Office
Project Completed 2021

Synapse authored a white paper for the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) in support of CEO's participation in rule-making and dockets around planning for the future of gas utilities in the state. Colorado has taken important first steps to require a transformation in the gas sector in order to reduce emissions, and the white paper proposes using an observe-orient-decide-act framework to foster iteration and learning, while also reflecting the fact that decisions need to be made without complete information about the final state of building decarbonization. Synapse's team adapted a change management paradigm to identify the key considerations for gas planning and map them onto the expected rule-making, plans, and other processes in Colorado.