Colorado Energy Office


The Colorado Energy Office’s mission is to deliver cost effective energy services and advance innovative energy solutions for the benefit of all Coloradans.



By capitalizing on Colorado’s diverse energy resources, innovative technology, and long-standing energy efficiency programs, the Colorado Energy Office provides a valuable role by delivering cost effective energy services and advancing innovative energy solutions for all Coloradans.


The Colorado Energy Office is structured into the following program areas and functions:

The Low Income Energy Services Program holistically addresses household energy burden (the amount of household income spent on energy costs) for low-income residents in all 64 counties of Colorado. The program provides comprehensive energy services aimed at reducing energy consumption and lowering energy costs for low-income households throughout all 64 counties of Colorado. The program utilizes a combination of federal, state and utility funding to provide no-cost retrofit services to households meeting an annual income requirement of 200% or less of the federal poverty level. CEO delivers the program services through contracts with six regional and one statewide service providers. CEO coordinates the funding sources, establishes the performance standards, conducts technical and administrative training, and performs compliance reviews of the service provider agencies.


The Programs and Initiatives area initiates and manages programs in support of CEO's mission – improves the efficient consumption of energy in Colorado’s economic sectors (i.e. residential, commercial, agricultural, and governmental), and reduces market barriers to energy investment and the deployment of effective and innovative energy technologies.


The Administrative and Communications area supports two distinct functions. The administrative function provides structure and support for office efficiency and effective management. The communications function supports CEO’s mission and its programs through strategic communications planning and messaging to help Coloradans make informed energy-related decisions. 


The Finance area provides the state with a portfolio of energy-related financing tools that enable businesses and consumers access to investment dollars for energy capital improvements.


The Policy and Research area conducts legislative analysis, facilitates regulatory reform, and engages in research initiatives in support of CEO's mission. The Policy and Research area works closely with CEO’s Programs and Initiatives’ area by providing research and analysis to assess market impacts and barriers to Colorado’s energy markets, continually balancing economic and environmental objectives.


The Accounting and Budget area is responsible for the management of CEO accounting functions, budget and fiscal policies and procedures to ensure the responsible management of dollars.