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Sangre De Cristo Electric Association - Energy Efficiency Credit Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Space Heating
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:Resistive Heat Space Heater: $10/kW
ETS Space Heater: $25/kW
Heat Pump: Contact the Electric Association
Water Heater: $100/unit, plus $25 for lifetime warranty
Device Timers: $25
Refrigerator: $40
Freezer: $40
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling
Clothes Washer:$40
Dishwasher: $40
Eligible System Size:Space Heater: Minimum installation of 1,000 watts
Water Heater: Minimum unit size of 30 gallons
Equipment Requirements:Water Heaters: Minimum EF of .83 - .93 depending on sie
Refrigerator/Freezer, Dishwasher, Clothes Washer: Must be Energy Star
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The Sangre De Cristo Electric Association (SDCEA) offers the Energy Efficiency Credit Program, a rebate program which offers incentives for space heaters, water heaters and appliances.

In order to receive space heating rebates, insulation levels must meet program requirements. Rebate amounts are: $10 per kilowatt for resistive devices, $25 per kilowatt for electric thermal storage devices and $25 per timer installed. Heat pumps are also eligible for rebates; customers should contact SDCEA for more information on amounts and eligibility.

New and replacement water heaters are also eligible for rebates under this program. Water heaters are eligible for a $100 rebate per unit, and a $25 rebate per timer device. In addition, the customer can receive a $25 rebate for purchasing a lifetime warranty on the water heater.

The Energy Star Appliance Program provides $40 rebates on refrigerators/freezers, clothes washers, and dishwashers. Customers must submit a receipt and an application signed by an SDCEA representative within 180 days of the equipment purchase.

To apply for these rebates, customers should contact the SDCEA Member Services Department to set up a site inspection and fill out the necessary forms.

  Program Manager - SDCEA
Sangre De Cristo Electric Association
29780 North U.S. Highway 24
P.O. Box 2013
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-2412
Phone 2: (800) 933-3823
Fax: (719) 395-8742
Web Site:
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