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Rebate Program Results

On September 30, 2009, the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) launched its comprehensive rebate program designed to deliver American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) funds directly to Colorado consumers.  Housed under the name Recharge Colorado, the program was created to;


»  Increase adoption of energy efficiency (EE) upgrades and renewable energy (RE) technologies to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

»  Stimulate the local economy.

»  Help Colorado consumers reduce and stabilize their energy costs.

»  Increase awareness about energy efficiency and renewable energy

»  Build demand for services that would sustain jobs within energy efficiency industries.


The program offered rebates for residential renewable energy projects like solar, solar thermal and wind; energy efficiency upgrades like insulation, duct & air sealing; as well as ENERGY STAR® appliances including clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, storage water heaters and boilers.


The rebates were offered statewide on a first-come, first-served basis that closed June 30th, 2012.  Deploying rebates in every county in the state, the program leveraged $124,801,000 from over $18,000,000 spent (shown below).  As a result, Colorado consumers will save 247,974 MMbtu annually.


Number of Rebates:

Total Dollars:


26,036 $ 1,973,900.00

Energy Effciency Rebates

22,291 $ 9,646,492.41

Renewable Energy Rebates

1,224 $ 6,453,411.84



$ 18,083,804.25


For a complete rebate list of rebates by type and county, CLICK HERE.


Additional Rebate Program Accomplishments:

»  Engaged almost 3133 retailers and contractors in the program.

»  Cleared all program waitlists allowing every eligible applicant to receive a rebate.

»  Fostered partnerships with 23 local governments, utilities, and non-profits:

       »  10 rural electric co-ops or municipal utilities.

       »  Local government organizations or non-profits.

»  Successfully spun out program to be administered by an independent non-profit organization.