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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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United Power - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/26/2012
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Room Air Conditioners, Electric Resistive Heat, Electric Thermal Storage (ETS), Refrigerator Recycling
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Amount:Geothermal Heat Pump: $2,500 + $150/ton TSGT rebate*
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $400 + $125-150/ton TSGT rebate
Terminal Units: $235
Energy Star Heat Pump Bonus: $100 - $150
Electric Water Heater: $70 - $650, depending on conditions and features
Electric Resistive Heat Units: $350/unit
Electric Thermal Storage Units: $350/unit + $16/kW TSGT rebate

Energy Star Appliances Refrigerator/Freezer: $40
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $75
Clothes Washer: $40
Dishwasher: $30
LEDs: $10

*Tri-State Generation & Transmission (TSGT) rebates are offered in conjunction with United Power's incentives and have been added into the amounts listed above or otherwise noted.
Eligible System Size:Water heater: 2.5 kW, 40 gallon minimum
Electric Resistive and Thermal Storage Units: 1kW minimum
Equipment Requirements:Heat pumps: Check with United Power’s Energy Management Team for details on SEER Ratings before making any purchases
Water heater: Must have R-16 manufacturer insulation or equivalent.
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United Power, together with Tri-State Generation and Transmission (TSGT), offers rebates for the installation of a variety of energy efficient equipment including heating and cooling systems, water heaters, home appliances, and LEDs. Customers should contact a United Power Member Services representative prior to purchasing HVAC equipment to ensure efficiency requirements are met. All credits must be requested within 180 days of installation. These rebates typically target residential customers, however commercial and industrial customers are eligible for rebates as well. An inspection report signed by a United Power Energy Management Specialist is required to qualify for any of these credits.  Visit the program website for more information.

  Energy Management Team
United Power
500 Cooperative Way
Brighton, CO 80603
Phone: (303) 659-0551
Phone 2: (800) 468-8809
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