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Pueblo County Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

COMMERCIAL

    • PROPERTY OWNERS

      Colorado C-PACE enables owners of eligible commercial and industrial buildings to finance up to 100% of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation eligible improvements. Financing is provided by private capital providers at competitive rates with repayment terms up to 25 years.

      C-PACE financing repayment is facilitated through the County property tax assessment process. A voluntary assessment (similar to a sewer district assessment) is placed on the building owner’s property tax bill. The assessment is repaid over the financing term (up to 25 years) and the annual energy cost savings will, in most cases, exceed the annual assessment payment, thereby enabling capital intensive equipment upgrades. Because the C-PACE assessment obligation runs with the property, the assessment can transfer to the next owner when the property is sold.

      Eligible Properties

      • Commercial
      • Industrial
      • Agricultural
      • Non-profit
      • Multifamily (with 5 or more units)

      For more information, visit: https://copace.com/

    • CONTRACTORS

      Find certified CPACE contractors operating in Pueblo County.

      Become a CPACE certified contractor.

      As a CPACE contractor, you could propose projects that:

      • Require no out-of-pocket expense
      • Generate immediate positive cash flow
      • Have a long-term payback period
      • Allow all projects costs to remain with a building, not a business
      • Decrease energy costs while increasing cash flow
      • Have technical and financial projections verified by an independent 3rd party

      The CPACE support team helps contractors with the following tasks, free of charge:

      • Identifying eligible properties
      • Preparing proposals
      • Developing an optimized project
      • Assisting with the presentation of the project to the owner and mortgage holder
      • Sourcing the best capital providers
    • WORKSHOPS

      May 9th, 2019: Ryals Room of the Pueblo Rawlings Library, 100 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004

      Click to Register

    1. Sign up your business or organization HERE
    2. Receive energy assistance
    3. Save money
    4. Win awards
    • BLACK HILLS ENERGY

      SMALL BUSINESS DIRECT INSTALL PROGRAM

      The Black Hills Energy Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) Program provides qualifying small businesses with an energy advisor and free screw-in LEDs, faucet aerators or a pre-rinse sprayer.

      COMMERCIAL CUSTOM REBATE PROGRAM

      Black Hills Energy offers custom rebates to encourage commercial and industrial customers to replace their energy inefficient equipment. The program includes chillers, unitary HVAC equipment, refrigeration and measures not covered under the Commercial Rebate Program (see below).

      SELF-DIRECT CUSTOM REBATE PROGRAM (LARGE USERS)

      Commercial customers can design their own energy-efficiency plan, and Black Hills Energy will help you reduce the price and payback period of your new equipment. The program includes chillers, unitary HVAC equipment, refrigeration and measures not covered under the Commercial Rebate Program (see below).

      Rebates are available to commercial and industrial customers who have an aggregated peak load greater than 1 megawatt in any one month and an aggregated annual energy usage of 5,000 megawatt hours. Projects must have an incremental payback of one year or longer.

      COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION REBATES

      BHE offers incentives to promote energy efficiency in the new construction and major renovation market. The program also targets buildings that are seeking certification as “green buildings” through the U.S. Green Building Council USGBC.

    • SAN ISABEL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION

      COMMERCIAL LED LIGHTING PROGRAM

      Obtain up to $22,000 in LED-related rebates per member/per project per year.

      *NEW* EV CHARGING REBATE

      San Isabel Electric member-owners can claim a rebate of up to $1,000 after purchasing and installing an eligible electric vehicle charging station at their home. Member-owners who purchase EV charging equipment can claim up to $500 off the purchase cost and up to $500 of the installation cost.

    • XCEL ENERGY

      REBATES

      Xcel natural gas commercial customers qualify for heating equipment rebates.

    • IDENTIFYING DEMAND CHARGES

      Businesses in the Black Hills Energy territory using more than 50 kW at any given time are placed on a demand charge. This charge, which bills businesses for the largest single energy surge during a 15-minute period each month, can sometimes make up 70% or 80% of a business’s electricity bill.

      For information about Black Hills Energy Rates, CLICK HERE

    • ACCESSING YOUR ELECTRICITY DATA

      Watch this video to learn more about accessing your data.

    • INTERPRETING YOUR ELECTRICITY DATA

      You have downloaded your data, but how do you make sense of it? Watch this video to learn more about examining your 15 minute energy data.

    • NON-PROFIT FACILITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS (NEEP)

      Energy Outreach Colorado offers facility energy efficiency grants for non-profit organizations serving low-income individuals and families. As a result, non-profits can reduce their energy costs and allocate more of their operating budget to community services.

      Participating non-profits receive free energy audits and cost-effective energy efficiency improvements to their facility. Their staff and clients are also educated about energy conservation practices that add to their energy savings. Once these investments are made, the energy cost savings are ongoing. Participants have saved an average of 19% annually on their energy bills.

      Applications are reviewed three times per year:

      • February 15
      • June 15
      • October 15

      Email edgis@pueblocounty.us to request assistance with your application.

    • AFFORDABLE HOUSING ENERGY EFFICIENCY WEATHERIZATION & REBATE PROGRAMS

      Energy Outreach Colorado offers energy efficiency grants for multi-family affordable housing facilities. Benefits include reductions in utility, operating and maintenance costs; capital improvements; and increased tenant health, comfort and overall satisfaction.

    • CHARGE AHEAD COLORADO GRANT PROGRAM

      Charge Ahead Colorado provides financial support for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Private non-profit or for-profit corporations, landlords of multi-family apartment buildings and homeowner associations are encouraged to apply for workplace charging units if they have an electric vehicle fleet and/or a workforce commuting with electric vehicles.

      The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) will fund 80% of the cost of a charging station up to the following set maximums:

      • Level 2, Dual Port Station: $9,000
      • Level 3, Multiple Connection Standard Station: $30,000
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