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Holy Cross, Aspen offer energy rebates

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado Holy Cross Energy and Aspen Electric are offering consumers incentives for people who purchase certified Energy Star appliances and devices, according to a press released from Holy Cross Energy.Holy Cross Energy has 53,000 meters in its system in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties and is offering the incentives for purchases made from June 15, through Sept. 15, 2008. Aspen Electric will offer incentives until Dec. 15.The release stated that Holy Cross consumers in the Roaring Fork Valley and City of Aspen customers who take advantage of these energy incentives are also eligible for regular rebates from the Community Office of Resource Efficiency.The idea is to encourage our respective electric consumers to use some or their entire federal economic stimulus checks to invest in efficiency, said Steve Casey, member services and marketing administrator for Holy Cross.Complete program details and application forms are available at http://www.holycross.com, under the Economic Stimulus Campaign header.Incentives offered by Holy Cross Energy $150 for Energy Star appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes washers. $120 for refrigerator disposal. Freon free units can be taken to county and municipal landfills; non-Freon free units can be transported to Creative Auto Recycling & Salvage (625-1477) in Rifle. $50 or the actual cost, whichever is less, for Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulbs (minimum eight-bulb purchase required). $50 or the actual cost, whichever is less, for an Energy Star programmable thermostat.Incentives offered by the City of Aspen $225 for Energy Star appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes washers. $3 a watt for solar photovoltaic panels, up to $9,000 per installation. 50 percent of the cost of a home energy audit, up to $500. 20 percent of costs for a ground source heat pump, up to $4,000.

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