Colorado Program Profiles
You don't have to do this alone!
Colorado utilities, state government, local government, and non-profits have
a wealth of technical assistance - and financial assistance - to help you
implement energy efficiency improvements in your business or facility. The links
below provide you with program profiles, so that you can determine which of them
meets your energy efficiency needs.
Note: Many, if not most, utilities offer energy audits or assessments
to help businesses pinpoint areas for energy efficiency improvements.
Ask at each utility.
- Black Hills Energy
Black Hills Energy has several different commercial and industrial
energy efficiency programs available including prescriptive and
- Colorado Springs Utilities
Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), the second-largest utility in
Colorado, offers its commercial and industrial customers a couple of
good programs targeted at increasing the energy efficiency of
buildings, systems, and processes.
- Electric Motor Rebate Program
At least eleven Rural Electric Associations provide financial
rebates to rural commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers
that upgrade to energy-efficient electric motors.
- Holy Cross
This electric cooperative has developed a voluntary carbon reduction
strategy designed to slow the growth of CO2 emissions created by
generating electricity. To that end, it provides customers cash
rebates for energy efficiency efforts.
- Platte River Power Authority (for Fort Collins, Longmont,
Loveland, and Estes Park)
The Platte River Power Authority provides electricity to its four
member communities through their municipal utilities, including
Estes Park Light and Power, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power
and Communications, and Loveland Water and Power Department. Each of
these four utilities offers financial incentives for high-efficiency
cooling, lighting, and other equipment.
- Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy offers a number of energy efficiency and demand-side
management programs to its commercial and industrial customers.
Governor's Energy Office
The Governor's Energy Office is Colorado's lead state agency
promoting energy efficiency. It has financial, technical, and
educational assistance available for energy efficiency projects.
- Industrial Assessment Center
The IAC provides small-and medium-sized manufacturers with free
energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and productivity
improvement plant assessments.
- City of Fort Collins Climate Wise Program
Climate Wise encourages energy efficiency efforts by Fort Collins
businesses in exchange for technical assistance, public recognition,
and peer networking opportunities.
- Boulder County PACE Program and Boulder ClimateSmart
Businesses in Boulder County can access the tools and technical
assistance of the Partners for a Clean Environment program.
- ENERGY STARÂ®
ENERGY STARÂ® provides a host of technical assistance tools to make
your business, building, and processes more energy efficient.
- Northeast Metro Pollution Prevention Alliance
NEMPPA offers technical and financial assistance to businesses
located in the northeast Denver metro area interested in
implementing energy efficiency measures in their facilities.
- Pollution Prevention
P2, run by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the
Environment, provides grants, technical assistance, and education on
best management practices for companies that want to reduce waste.
- Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
Business in rural areas can get funding through the REAP grants,
part of the Farm Bill.