Energy Assistance and Helpful Programs For Colorado Residents In 2019

With the harsh Colorado winters, energy bills can get out of hand and really overwhelming whether you are single or have a family. E3 Power has the inside information about different programs available here in the state that can help you or your business. Don’t go at it alone if you don’t have to, research and ask, you never know what is out there to help with energy assistance. 

Agriculture Energy Assistance 

The Colorado Energy Efficiency Program was launched in 2015 to help farmers with energy costs. Dairy and irrigation farmers have the highest energy costs spending over 400 million a year on energy alone. The CEO created the AgEE program not only as a utility operations strategy but as a way to keep Colorado agricultural producers in good standing with the energy company. 

In order to take advantage of this program, you need to apply online at the Colorado Energy Office, you will find the links and information there. Participants will receive a free energy audit, tech assistance, energy coaching, preliminary renewable energy assessment. 

Low Energy Solar

To counter the lack of energy assistance available to all the Colorado Energy Office has implemented two ways that low-income households can attain solar panels. Community Solar and Roof Top Solar both are feasible options to help lower utility bills for those paying more than four percent of their household income on energy costs.  

LIHEAP Program

LIHEAP stands for “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program” and is federally funded to help low-income households, whether you are a household of 1 or 8. Every year families are evicted, fires are started, and sickness is prevalent all due to a lack of money to pay their energy bills. This energy assistance program can offer low-income households one of three types of assistance: 

  • Bill payment assistance 

  • Energy crisis assistance 

  • Energy-related home repairs and weatherization

In order to apply, you must be a resident of Colorado and responsible for paying your energy bill if you rent an apartment. You can visit the Colorado Energy Assistance office for more information. 

Energy Outreach Colorado

Energy Outreach Colorado has a few ways that they help people from bill payment assistance, heating system repair or replacement, to other programs like the CARE program. The CARE program is an amazing program offering:

  • Free Energy Audits

  • Project Management 

  • Energy Conservation Education 

  • HVAC, Lighting, Equipment, etc Replacement 

  • Rebates and Funding Sources 

  • Management of Contractor Quotes

You must live in the county that is participating, meet income qualifications, and are getting your energy from a participating energy source.

If you need bill payment assistance you must be running low on fuel or behind on your utility bill. There are also income guidelines you must meet in order to get payment assistance. You can find out more by calling 1-866-HEAT-HELP.

Help For Veterans

If you have served our country it is only right that someone gives the basics back to you. If you are a disabled veteran who is struggling to pay their utility bill there is help for you. You can reach out to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs for more information.

CSU Project COPE

If you have already applied to LEAP program, you have not used their services in the last 12 months, and are behind on your utility bill you can apply to this program. You can call 303-825-8750 between November 1st and April 30th.

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E3 Power is skilled and trained in energy efficiency, working with a trained team of energy auditors we know what we are doing. Our job is to educate and help your home or business run as efficiently as possible. If you would like more information or would like to schedule an energy audit or any other service give us a call.

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