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La Plata Electric Association - Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/25/2012
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Heater Timing Devices, Electric Thermal Storage Heaters
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Amount:Dishwasher: $40
Clothes Washer: $40
Refrigerator/Freezer: $40
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $25
Water Heaters: $75 - $300
ETS Heaters: $20 - $30/kWh
Timing Controls: $25
Motors: $9/HP
Motor Wiring Assistance: $1.50/HP
Air-source Heat Pumps: Contact LPEA
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Contact LPEA
Energy Efficient Lighting (Commercial Only): $250/kW reduced
Eligible System Size:Water Heaters: minimum 30 gallon capacity
ETS Heaters: minimum 1 kW
Motors: minimum 10 horsepower motor
Equipment Requirements:All appliances must be Energy Star rated
Water Heaters: must have at least a 6 year warranty and meet minimum energy factor rating
Motors: must operate at a minimum of 15% load factor for a minimum of 3 months each year
Installation Requirements:Heaters: timing device required for usage of off-peak hours
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La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) offers a variety of rebates for members to improve the efficiency of homes and facilities. Rebates are available for a variety of Energy Star appliances, the recycling of a refrigerator or freezer, electric water heaters, permanent electric heat, energy efficient motors, heat pumps, and commercial lighting measures.

The Energy Star Appliance and Refrigerator Recycling Program offers rebates for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and refrigerator/freezer recycling. Customers have 180 days from date of purchase to apply for the rebate. Following purchase, customers must submit an original proof-of-purchase along with the completed rebate form to the LPEA office in either Durango or Pagosa Springs. The rebates will be credited to LPEA customers’ electric bills within the following billing cycle.

The Energy Efficiency Credits program offers rebates for water heaters, electric thermal storage heaters, electric motors, air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and lighting upgrades for commercial customers. Equipment must meet certain efficiency standards listed on the program web site. For these incentives, customers are required to provide LPEA an itemized receipt and/or work order as evidence of purchase before receiving the check/bill credit. Contact LPEA for more information on this program.

  La Plata County Office
La Plata Electric Association
45 Stewart St.
P.O. Box 2750
Durango, CO 81302
Phone: (970) 247-5786
Fax: (970) 247-2674
Web Site:
  Archuleta County Office
La Plata Electric Association
603 S. 8th St.
P.O. Box 305
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (970) 247-5786
Phone 2: (970) 247-2674
Web Site:
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