Governor’s Energy Office launches new rebate program Monday |

Governor’s Energy Office launches new rebate program Monday

Staff Report
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Governor’s Energy Office is launching a new program which will provide rebates to residents for energy saving upgrades.

The Recharge Colorado campaign begins at 8 a.m. Monday, April 19, either online or by calling a call center.

The program website and call center were developed to help people across the state learn how to make energy savings a simple part of their everyday lives.

The site will offer personalized energy planning tools and a comprehensive database that will pull in energy-related information from around the state. The site will also help consumers find the latest rebates on energy-efficient appliances, insulation and solar power. Other areas covered include weather-proofing homes and the newest energy innovations and opportunities available.

The program creates a one-stop clearinghouse for information and resources by bringing details about products, rebates, tax breaks and other benefits offered by the GEO, utilities and local governments across Colorado to a single place.

The energy office, using funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has joined with partners to provide about $18 million in energy efficiency and renewable energy rebates statewide.

Rebates include appliance rebates for clothes washers, refrigerators and dishwashers. Home upgrade rebates for insulation, furnaces and water heaters. Solar electric and hot water rebates and wind rebates are also included.

The rebates will kick off the Recharge Colorado Campaign and help Colorado residents save money and energy, create jobs and boost our economy.

“We thank the many enthusiastic partners who have joined our Recharge Colorado campaign,” said GEO director Tom Plant. “Together we can give more Colorado residents the opportunity to save money, spark job creation and build energy security and independence in Colorado and the country.”

Partners will team with the GEO to provide a variety of rebates for energy upgrades, including insulation, energy-efficient appliances, energy audits and solar power. About 75,000 rebates are available, including about 16,000 statewide rebates which are available for Energy Star appliances. Rebates will be awarded in a “sweepstakes” fashion.

Partners in the campaign are providing a benefit to their customers by reserving rebates for households within their territories. Once the partner funds are depleted, the residents and customers can still apply for the standard GEO rebate, provided that funding still exists.

Residents can sign up for the campaign and reserve a rebate online at, or by calling the call center at 1-800-462-0184. Program information, prior to April 19, can be viewed at

Through the campaign, the GEO, utilities, cities and counties across the state have partnered to offer money-saving rebates and programs to enable Coloradans to participate in the New Energy Economy.

Municipal and County Governments involved in the program include: Glenwood Springs, Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Littleton, Westminster, Boulder County, Jefferson County, Estes Park, Vail, High Country Conservation Center-Summit County, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

Holy Cross Energy, Xcel Energy, and Source Gas are among the Utility partners associated with the program as well.

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