Estes Park Light and Power Department - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Estes Park Light and Power Department - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Furnaces, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Windows, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Cool Roofs, Economizers
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom

Energy Incentive: $0.10 per annual kWh saved
Demand Incentive: $500 per kW saved during Summer Peak Period

Cooling Efficiency
Room AC: $50 - $110/ton, plus $3.50 - $5.00 for each 0.1 above minimum SEER, IEER, or EER
Economizer: $250
Motion Sensor Controls: $75

Building Envelope
Window Replacement: $1.50/sq. ft.
Window Film: $0.73 - $1.00/sq. ft.
Roof Insulation: $0.16/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.03/sq. ft.
Air Sealing: $ 0.03
Cool Roof: $0.09/sq. ft.

Food Service Equipment
Ice Machines: $200 - $300
Insulated Hot Food Holding Cabinets: $300
Reach-in Refrigerators/Freezers: $50 - $125
Steamers: $250
Fryers: $75
Griddles: $150
Ovens: $225 - $1,000
Vent Hood Controls: $200

Grocery Measures: Varies by type (see Program worksheet)

IT and Office
Energy Star Desktop: $5/unit
Server Virtualization: $250
Office Lighting: $5 - $20
Sensors/Controls: $7 - $90

Equipment Requirements See program web site or contact Platte River Power Authority

Maximum Incentive $50,000 per year

Program Administrator Platte River Power Authority

References DSIRE[1]


Estes Park Power and Light, in conjunction with the Platte River Power Authority provides businesses incentives for new construction projects and existing building retrofits. The Electric Efficiency Program encourages companies to retrofit eligible facilities with new energy efficient equipment. Eligible facilities may receive incentives for purchasing efficient light fixtures and controls, food service equipment, mechanical systems, and building envelope improvements. Most rebates for equipment and efficiency measures are offered on a prescriptive basis. However, custom incentives are the greater of $500 per kilowatt (kW) of summer peak demand reduction or $0.10 per annual kilowatt-hour (kWh) saved. Air conditioner and heat pump models not included under prescriptive measures may still be eligible for custom rebates if the equipment efficiency is demonstrated to be exceptional. Contact Platte River Power Authority for more information.

Estes Park Power and Light also offers the Building Tune Up Program, which provides up to $50,000 to help commercial and industrial customers identify significant energy saving opportunities in existing facilities and system operations. Participants must be committed to spending $4,000 towards efficiency improvements if a facility is under 50,000 ft2, $4,000 + $0.04/ft2 for facilities between 50,000 and 200,000 ft2, or $12,000 for facilities larger than 200,000 ft2. Facility conditions such as energy costs, building size, and building age will also affect the viability of project proposals.

Contact Estes Park Power and Light or visit the Platte River Power Authority website for more information on these incentive programs.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Platte River Power Authority
Department Rebate Program Administrator
Address 2000 East Horsetooth Road
Place Fort Collins, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80525
Phone (970) 226-4000

Contact Name Estes Park Power and Light
Department Customer Service
Address 170 MacGregor Avenue
Address 2 P.O. Box 1200
Place Estes Park, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80517
Phone (970) 586-5331
Phone 2 (970) 577-3580

  • 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)"