Empire Electric Association - Commercial Energy Efficiency Credit Program (Colorado)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Empire Electric Association - Residential Energy Efficiency Credit Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Heat pumps, Lighting, Motors, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount HVAC Equipment: $250 - $300/ton, additional rebates available for higher efficiency levels

Lighting: $250 per kW reduced
LED Street Lighting: $44 - $475
Induction Street Lighting: $33 - $355
Refrigerated Case Lighting: $60 per door (reach-in cases) or per six lineal feet (multi-deck cases)
Electric Motors: $16 - $24/HP
Motor Wiring Assistance: $3/HP
Irrigation Motor Load Control: $50/motor
Controlled Resistance Heating: $24/kW - $32/kW
HVAC Equipment: $250 - $300/ton, additional rebates available for higher efficiency levels

Equipment Requirements See Program Website

Maximum Incentive Lighting: 50% of material cost or $20,000

Street Lighting: $20,000
Refrigerated Case Lighting: $3,000
Electric Motors: $9,000
Motor Wiring Assistance: $2,500

Program Administrator Empire Electric Association, Inc.
Website http://www.eea.coop/green.html

References DSIRE[1]


Empire Electric Association provides rebates for its commercial customers who upgrade to energy efficient lighting, HVAC equipment, and motors.  These rebates are offered in conjunction with Generation and Transmission Association, with Empire Electric generally matching the incentive amounts provided by Tri-State for equipment and appliances. In many cases, additional rebates are available for HVAC  equipment which exceeds the minimum efficiency or technology requirements of the program. For specific details on rebate amounts, equipment requirements, and additional incentives available, review the Energy Efficiency Credit Program Worksheet located on Empire Electric's website.

Incentive Contact

Department Empire Electric Association, Inc.
Address 801 N Broadway
Address 2 PO Drawer K
Place Cortez, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81321
Phone (970) 565-4444
Phone 2 (800) 709-3726

Website http://www.eea.coop/about.html

  • 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)"