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Poudre Valley REA - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/18/2012
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Space Heating, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:Heat Pump Water Heater: $270 per unit
Water Heater: $70 - $120 per unit plus bonus efficiency incentive
Air-Source Heat Pump: $125
Dual Fuel Heat Pump: $150 - $275 per ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $150 - $400
Heat Pumps (Terminal Units): $85 per unit
Bonus Rebate for Energy Star Heat Pumps: $150
Central Air Conditioners: $150 per unit
Space Heating: $10 - $20 per kW
Motors: $10 - $14 per hp
Wiring Assistance: $1.50 per hp
Irrigation Motor Load Control: $50
Refrigerators/Freezers: $40
Clothes Washers: $40
Dishwashers: $30
Insulation/Air Sealing Upgrades: 40% or $300, whichever is less
Equipment Requirements:Refrigerators, Freezers, Clothes Washers and Dishwashers must be Energy Star
Other equipment must meet efficiency standards listed on web site
Air Source Heat Pump (Split System): 8.2 HSPF/ 14.5 SEER/ 12 EER
Air Source Heat Pump (Single Package): 8.0 HSPF/ 14.0 SEER/ 11 EER
Ground Source Closed Loop to Air: 3.5 COP and 16.4 EER
Ground Source Closed Loop to Water: 3.0 COP and 15.1 EER
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Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA), a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, offers residential energy efficiency rebate programs for qualified residential water heaters, heat pumps, space heating equipment, refrigerators/freezers, dishwashers, and clothes washers. Incentive amounts vary by the size and efficiency of the system; specific details are listed on the program web site.

Additionally, PVREA is offering rebates to qualifying existing homeowners for the installation of insulation and air sealing measures. The program provides a rebate to homeowners that insulate and air-seal their attics and exterior walls to the recommended R-Values presented in the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code. Rebates are limited to 40% of the total cost of insulation and air sealing upgrades or $300, whichever is less. For more information, visit the program web site.

  Mark Daily
Poudre Valley REA
PO Box 272550
Fort Collins, CO 80527-2550
Phone: (970) 282-6463
Fax: (970) 226-2123
Web Site:
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