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Xcel Energy (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Tankless Water Heaters, Boiler System Improvements, Energy Audits, Energy Management Systems, Recommissioning
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Local Government, State Government
Amount:Hot Water Boilers (New/Non-Working Replacement): $750 - $3500/MMBTUh
Hot Water Boilers (Working Replacement): $7000/MMBTUh
Boiler Tune-ups: $250/MMBTUh
Modular Burner Controls: $750/MMBTUh
Steam Track Replacements: $250/MMBTUh Dampers/Outdoor Air Reset Controls: $250/MMBTUh
Furnace: $80-$120/unit
Tankless/Storage Water Heater: $350
Pipe Insulation $3–$5/ln. ft.
Recommissioning: 75% of cost, up to $25,000
Energy Management Systems: $4/Dth
New Building Design Assistance: Free
Whole Building/Custom Efficiency Rebates: $4/Dth
Maximum Incentive:Traps, Dampers, Tune-ups: $250/unit
Steam Traps: $10,000/facility
Modular Burner Control: $2,000/unit
Equipment Requirements:Gas Boilers: 85% Efficiency or greater
Furnace: 92% AFUE or greater; 150,000 BTUh capacity or greater
Water Heaters: Contact Xcel
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Xcel Energy offers rebate programs for Colorado commercial and industrial customers for a wide range of energy efficiency technologies including heating and custom natural gas incentives. In many cases, Xcel energy will cover at least part of the cost of an assessment, in addition to the equipment and installation rebates. If the customer would like to make energy efficiency improvements that are not included in this prescriptive rebate programs, they may be eligible for the custom rebate program. Information on incentive amounts and efficiency specifications can be found at the program web site; for more information on the rebate programs, customers should contact their business’ account manager.

Energy efficiency measures that exceed standard options but aren’t covered under prescriptive rebate programs fall under the Custom Energy Efficiency Program. Pre-approval is required to be reimbursed for custom measures and energy management automated building controls through rebates up to $4 per Dth. Xcel also offers engineering assistance efficiency studies and rebates of 75% up to $25,000 that help build a business case for running operations with the greatest efficiency. Contact Xcel for more information on these offerings.

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