Xcel Energy (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Colorado)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Xcel Energy (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Boiler System Improvements, Energy Audits
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Hot Water Boilers (New/Non-Working Replacement): $750 - $3500/MMBTUh

Hot Water Boilers (Working Replacement): $7000/MMBTUh
Boiler Tune-ups: $250/MMBTUh
Modular Burner Controls: $750/MMBTUh
Steam Track Replacements: $250/MMBTUh Dampers/Outdoor Air Reset Controls: $250/MMBTUh
Furnace: $80-$120/unit
Tankless/Storage Water Heater: $350
Pipe Insulation $3–$5/ln. ft.
Recommissioning: 75% of cost, up to $25,000
Energy Management Systems: Varies
New Building Design Assistance: Free
Whole Building/Custom Efficiency Rebates: $4/Dth

Equipment Requirements Gas Boilers: 85% Efficiency or greater

Furnace: 92% AFUE or greater; 150,000 BTUh capacity or greater
Water Heaters: Contact Xcel

Maximum Incentive Traps, Dampers, Tune-ups: $250/unit

Steam Traps: $10,000/facility
Modular Burner Control: $2,000/unit

Program Administrator Xcel Energy
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/For_Your_Business/Equipment_Efficiency

References DSIRE[1]


Xcel Energy offers rebate programs for Colorado commercial and industrial customers for a wide range of energy efficiency technologies including heating and custom natural gas incentives. In many cases, Xcel energy will cover at least part of the cost of an assessment, in addition to the equipment and installation rebates. If the customer would like to make energy efficiency improvements that are not included in this prescriptive rebate programs, they may be eligible for the custom rebate program. Information on incentive amounts and efficiency specifications can be found at the program web site; for more information on the rebate programs, customers should contact their business’ account manager.

Energy efficiency measures that exceed standard options but aren’t covered under prescriptive rebate programs fall under the Custom Energy Efficiency Program. Pre-approval is required to be reimbursed for custom measures and energy management automated building controls through rebates up to $4 per Dth. Xcel also offers engineering assistance efficiency studies and rebates of 75% up to $25,000 that help build a business case for running operations with the greatest efficiency. Contact Xcel for more information on these offerings.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Business Solutions Center
Department Xcel Energy
Division Business Programs

Phone (800) 481-4700

Email Inquire@xcelenergy.com
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com

  • 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)"