Oil and Gas
Delta County has recently made changes to how it regulates oil and gas. The County has repealed its oil and gas regulations and has adopted an interim oil and gas process. The County will be working to develop and adopt new regulations starting in the fall of 2019 and into 2020. The resolutions repealing the oil and gas regulations and establishing the new interim process outline why the County have made these changes.
While the County transitions to new regulations, oil and gas continues to be regulated by the State of Colorado. The public can provide comments to the State on oil and gas activity in Delta County.
As part of the County's interim oil and gas process, the County will be submitting comments to the State on all applications processed by the State.
Oil and Gas Links
- Resolution repealing oil and gas regulations
- Resolution establishing oil and gas interim process
- Commissioners' comments to the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission
- Delta County Department of Health Services
- Local Governmental Designee: Tony Vervloet, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Colorado Parks & Wildlilfe
- Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety
- Bureau of Land Management, Uncompahgre Field Office
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests
- Mine Safety and Health Administration
- Environmental Protection Agency
Delta County has received the Bronze Designation under the SolSmart Program, funded as a SunShot Initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy. The designation shows that Delta is a solar friendly community committed to fostering clean energy and economic development through solar.
How Does Solar Electricity Work?
A solar electric system--using photovoltaic panels (PV)--generates electricity that can be used throughout your home or can be sold to your utility. PV panels generate direct current (DC), that is converted to alternating current (AC) by an inverter (AC). This allows the power to be consumed by your home or business.
Is Western Colorado Sunny Enough for Solar?
You bet! With 300 days of sunshine, Colorado has some of the best exposure to sun's rays in the country. Solar in Western Colorado will produce about twice as much energy as the same kW in Germany, the world leader of installed PV.
Why Get Solar?
The solar energy industry is rapidly growing and changing. Improvements in technology, various federal and state tax credits, and new, innovative financing programs have continued to drive down costs making this technology more accessible now than ever before.
By placing solar photovoltaic systems on your home or business, you can reduce your electrical costs, invest in creating your own power, and support local installation jobs.
After finding a solar installer, the hired contractor/installer typically handles all permitting concerns. No building permits are required and no certificates of occupancy are issued for the construction and placement of any structures in the unincorporated area of Delta County. However, homeowners proceeding without a contractor must follow all applicable regulations in the State of Colorado, including electrical and solar thermal permitting. See the Building Information page for additional information. Residents living within town/city limits should contact their local municipality regarding any additional permits/requirements before installation.