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Rebate Programs

There are a number of rebate programs available to help members pay the initial costs to make their home or business more energy efficient.

The following programs are available in our area: 

 

 

   Click to see our current energy programs booklet.

 


Energy Star Appliances

The EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program stands alone as the most successful voluntary energy efficiency movement in history and we are happy to offer rebates for your commitment to improving the way you use power.   

Upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® appliance may require you to make a comparatively larger investment up front, but it will pay dividends in the long run as you save money and use less energy each month.

Finding ENERGY STAR® appliances is easy.  Just look for the blue label.  Only ENERGY STAR® appliances qualify for the rebates.  If you’re unsure of a product’s status, then check the Energy Star website in the Product Finder Page.   
www.energystar.gov/productfinder

 

System

Rebate

Full size Refrigerator or Freezer

$80 / Unit

Refrigerator / Freezer Recycling

$60 / Unit

Front Load Clothes Washer

$80 / Unit

Top Load Clothes Washer

$60 / Unit

Clothes Dryer (electric only)

$30 / Unit

Hybrid Heat Pump Clothes Dryer (ventless) $90 / Unit
Dishwasher $40 / Unit

 

Remember: In order to qualify for a rebate you must show us your receipt.  In addition, we need this filled out Energy Star Appliance Rebate Application.   We only rebate replacement appliances and the old appliance must be recycled.  You will need to properly dispose of the old appliance and provide a receipt for the disposal.  

Some vendors will help you dispose of or recycle the old appliance.  Please check with your vendor before purchasing.  If they don’t offer this service you can contact:

• Recla Metals - Montrose, CO  (888) 621-0807
• Bruin Waste Management - Naturita, CO (800) 559-2149

FOR MORE INFORMATION:   Visit www.energystar.gov/ 


LED Lighting

DID YOU KNOW:   According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, upgrading 15 of the inefficient incandescent light bulbs to LEDs in your home could save you about $50 per year.  LEDs produce a variety of lumens (brightness levels) and color ranges.  They produce full brightness instantly and can be purchased with dimmable capability.
Bulbs must be UL (Underwriters Laboratory) listed and we encourage purchasing Energy Star Certified and DLC® (Design Light Consortium) products.

 

Residential LED Lamps

Rebate

LED bulbs (500 Lumens or more)

the lower of:  $8 per lamp/fixture or  50% lamp/fixture cost (max: 50 bulbs)

LED bulbs (less than 500 Lumens)

the lower of:  $4 per lamp/fixture or  50% lamp/fixture cost (max: $150)

Yard Lights

50% cost up to $100 (max: 3 fixtures)

Tube LEDs

50% cost up to $8 per foot (max: $360)

LED Strip, short tube & bar lights

50% bulb up to $8 per foot (max: $150)

 

 

Commercial Lighting

Rebate

LED Refrigerated/Freezer Case Lighting (Retrofit or New)

The lower of:  $60 per reach-in case door or  $10 per linear ft. of multi-deck open case
(cap per account location: $3,000 or 50 doors)

Commercial LED Lighting - Retrofit
(One project per account per year)

Pre-approved amounts on prescriptive form required. (Contact phora@smpa.com)

Commercial LED Lighting - New Build
(One project per account per year)
Space must be at least 75% lit by LED

Pre-approved amounts on prescriptive form required. (Contact phora@smpa.com)

Pre-Authorized Commercial LED Lighting Retrofit and New Construction Projects
(One project per account per year)

Pre-set amount by fixture type as outlined in Tri-State matrix (call (970) 626-5549 ext. 207) or 50% of invoiced material cost (per project cap of $20,000)

Grid Connected LED Pole Mount Lighting - Retrofit and New Construction Projects
 (Minimum light output: 2,100 lumens) (One project per account per year)

Incentive based on the per head lumen output. Capped at 25% of the per head cost
(per project cap: $20,000)

 

How to apply for this rebate: 

  1. Download and complete the Lighting Rebate Application.
     
  2. Mail or drop off your completed form. Make sure to provide all of the required documentation as described in the application. 

Questions: Contact SMPA Key Accounts Executive, Paul Hora at (970) 626-5549 x207, rebates@smpa.com.

 


Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

SMPA provides rebates on new heating and air condition units. We recommend contacting us before you purchase and install your HVAC unit. We'll help you determine which rebate your system is eligible and make sure you're getting the maximum rebate possible.

 

System

Rebate

Electric Thermal Storage & Thermal Slab
(ETS minimum load: 1kW)

$16/kW for ETS units controlled by timer
$12/kW for Thermal Slab controlled by timer

Electric Heat Pump: Central Air Source Minimum 1 ton (12,000 Btuh) Minimum of 15 SEER

$85/unit for through-the-wall mounted pumps
$300 per ton, 15-17 SEER
$450 per ton, 18+ SEER

Electric Heat Pump: Central Ground Source Minimum ¾ ton (9,000 Btuh)

$500/ton (Energy Star® not required)

Split System Air Conditioners

$100 - $150 per Energy Star® rated unit

 

How to apply for this rebate:

  1. Download the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Information Sheet.

Questions: Contact SMPA Key Accounts Executive, Paul Hora at (970) 626-5549 x207, rebates@smpa.com.

 


Water Heaters

HOT STUFF:   Did you know that water heaters are the second highest source of energy use in the home?  SMPA will rebate a portion of the initial cost of a new electric water heater.  Remember ENERGY STAR® certified water heaters are an easy choice for energy savings, performance, and reliability.

 

Water Heater Type

Rebate

Electric Resistance Water Heater

$60/unit (30 to 55 gallon only)
$60/unit additional for lifetime warranty

Heat Pump (ground source) powered or waste heat - any size

$120/unit for primary heating by direct exchange ground source or heat pump  waste heat (desuperheater)

Heat Pump Water Heater (air source)

$370/unit, 30 gallon minimum

 

 

How to apply for this rebate:

  1. Download and complete the Water Heater Rebate Application.
     
  2. Mail or drop off your completed form. Make sure to provide all of the required documentation as described in the application. 

 


Weatherization and Energy Audits

IMPROVE YOUR EFFICIENCY:    The first step in improving home energy efficiency is to have an energy audit.  Energy audit rebates can’t exceed the cost of the audit.  This includes adding in other rebates you might receive from your gas utility.  All weatherization rebates require a pre-installation site visit.

Rebate

Amount

Energy audit

$150 Residential, $500 Commercial

Weatherization

50% of job cost; max $1,000
max $200 for qualifying DIY project

 

How to apply for this rebate:

  1. Download and complete the appropriate application 
  2. Mail or drop off your completed form. Make sure to provide all of the required documentation as described in the application.

SMPA's energy audits and weatherization rebates are now administered by SMPA. They are no longer administered through Recharge Colorado. To apply for a weatherization and/or audit rebate you must use the application form above. Contractors do not need to be registered with Recharge Colorado or SMPA prior to applying for rebates; however, certain contractor eligibility requirements must be met. Deadlines apply. Please read through the Terms and Conditions included in the application carefully for each rebate type you are applying for.

Questions: Contact SMPA Energy Services Technician, Wiley Freeman at (970) 626-5549 x231, rebates@smpa.com.
 


Income Qualified Programs-Weatherization and Solar

Eligibility for this program is determined by your household income.  Click here to learn more.

 


Electric Vehicles

SMPA's electric vehicle rebates are for the purchase of new plug-in electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and neighborhood electric vehicles purchased starting January 1, 2013. Funding is limited, the rebate will be available as funds allows. The rebate is exclusive to SMPA members with active accounts. Only one electric vehicle rebate per year per SMPA member allowed. 

 

Vehicle

Rebate

Neighborhood electric vehicle

$250

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

$250

All electric vehicle

$750

 

How to apply for this rebate:

  1. Download and complete the Electric Vehicle Rebate Application.
     
  2. Mail or drop off your completed form. Make sure to provide all of the required documentation as described in the application. 

Questions: Contact SMPA Key Accounts Executive, Paul Hora at (970) 626-5549 x207, rebates@smpa.com.

 


Motors 

 

Motor

Rebate

Irrigation Motor Program (10 - 500 hp)

$8/hp

Variable Speed Drive (VSD) Retrofit (25 hp & up)
(for irrigation, farm, commercial & industrial)

Sliding scale for incentives ($1,600-$6,800)
(Refer to table for specific motor hp)

 

How to apply for this rebate:

  1. Download and complete the Energy Efficient Motor Rebate Application.
     
  2. Mail or drop off your completed form. Make sure to provide all of the required documentation as described in the application. 

Questions: Contact SMPA Key Accounts Executive, Paul Hora at (970) 626-5549 x207, rebates@smpa.com.

 


Special Programs

We have a number of special programs to help you make your home or business more energy efficient. 

  • Pole Mounted Street, Parking Lot and Security Lighting: New, retrofit on non-maintenance replacement of permanent installations utilizing LED and induction lighting products. Minimum original wattage of 75 watts. Only one project per member per year.
     
  • LED Refrigerated Case Lighting: Refrigerated cases in grocery stores, convenience stores and other locations are typically lit with special low temperature fluorescent lights and ballasts. According to General Electric, an older system using T12 or T10 lighting uses roughly 93 watts per door for product lighting. A newer system using T8 lamps is typically 68 watts. LEDs can be as low as 29 watts per door. Convenience stores typically have 15-20 doors and a grocery can have 80-120. Operation of case lighting can vary by store and will typically be "on" between 12 hours and 24 hours per day.
     
  • LED New Construction Commercial Lighting: Installation of permanent LED lighting for new commercial construction. Installation can include fixtures within additions, new buildings and parking garages, as well as miscellaneous fixtures such as signage, canopy lighting and wall packs. Pre-approval of products are recommended.
     
  • LED Commercial Lighting Replacement: Retrofit of permanent existing lighting systems within buildings, parking garages, signage, canopy lighting and wall packs. High efficiency lighting and pre-approval of products are recommended.
     
  • Industrial/Agricultural Processing Audit: The program involves providing up to 75% funding of audits for industrial and agricultural processing focused businesses using an approved/provided auditor such as the CSU Industrial Assessment Center. Only one audit is permitted per member. It is the intended for a member with significant electric energy bills that is financially capable of moving ahead with at least the audit recommendations labeled as having a rapid payback. A post-installation report is required showing results of implemented measures and the perceived value of the audit. Please be aware that scheduling audits may take 6 months. SMPA should be made aware during the application process of any customer timing issues, or conflicting schedules.

How to apply: SMPA works directly with our members to help them take advantage of these rebate programs. Before you begin any work, contact SMPA Key Accounts Executive, Paul Hora at (970) 626-5549 x207 or phora@smpa.coop

Download: Special Program Information Sheet

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