City and County of Denver - Denver Energy Challenge for Businesses (Colorado)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name City and County of Denver - Denver Energy Challenge for Businesses
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Energy Audits, LED Lighting
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies based on projected kWh savings

Funding Source The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009

Maximum Incentive $5,000 lifetime limit per location

$3,000 lifetime limit for lighting projects
When combined with Xcel Energy's rebates, total rebates cannot exceed 70% of a project's total cost

Program Administrator City and County of Denver

References DSIRE[1]


The city and county of Denver are offering education, free support services, and financial assistance to small businesses and business districts through their Small Business Energy Program. The program is designed to supplement incentives provided by Xcel Energy, and all efficiency improvements authorized by Xcel's program are eligible for incentives from Denver's program. Incentives are based on the anticipated electricity savings of the project on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, and are limited to $5,000. When combined with Xcel's incentives, no more than 70% of the project cost may be covered by incentives. See the website above for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information
Department City/County of Denver

Place Denver, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80202
Phone (720) 865-5520


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"