La Plata Electric Association - Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Program (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name La Plata Electric Association - Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motors, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Dishwasher: $40

Clothes Washer: $40
Refrigerator/Freezer: $40
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $25
Water Heaters: $75 - $300
ETS Heaters: $20 - $30/kWh
Heater Timing Devices: $25
Motors: $9/HP
Motor Wiring Assistance: $1.50/HP
Air-source Heat Pumps: Contact LPEA
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Contact LPEA
Energy Efficient Lighting (Commercial Only): $250/kW reduced

Eligible System Size Water Heaters: minimum 30 gallon capacity

ETS Heaters: minimum 1 kW

Motors: minimum 10 horsepower motor

Equipment Requirements All appliances must be Energy Star rated

Water Heaters: must have at least a 6 year warranty and meet minimum energy factor rating
Motors: must operate at a minimum of 15% load factor for a minimum of 3 months each year

Installation Requirements Heaters: timing device required for usage of off-peak hours

Program Administrator La Plata Electric Association

References DSIRE[1]


La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) offers a variety of rebates for members to improve the efficiency of homes and facilities. Rebates are available for a variety of Energy Star appliances, the recycling of a refrigerator or freezer, electric water heaters, permanent electric heat, energy efficient motors, heat pumps, and commercial lighting measures.

The Energy Star Appliance and Refrigerator Recycling Program offers rebates for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and refrigerator/freezer recycling. Customers have 180 days from date of purchase to apply for the rebate. Following purchase, customers must submit an original proof-of-purchase along with the completed rebate form to the LPEA office in either Durango or Pagosa Springs. The rebates will be credited to LPEA customers’ electric bills within the following billing cycle.

The Energy Efficiency Credits program offers rebates for water heaters, electric thermal storage heaters, electric motors, air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and lighting upgrades for commercial customers. Equipment must meet certain efficiency standards listed on the program web site. For these incentives, customers are required to provide LPEA an itemized receipt and/or work order as evidence of purchase before receiving the check/bill credit. Contact LPEA for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name La Plata County Office
Department La Plata Electric Association
Address 45 Stewart St.
Address 2 P.O. Box 2750
Place Durango, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81302
Phone (970) 247-5786

Contact Name Archuleta County Office
Department La Plata Electric Association
Address 603 S. 8th St.
Address 2 P.O. Box 305
Place Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81147
Phone (970) 247-5786
Phone 2 (970) 247-2674


  • 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)"