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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

SMPA offers a variety of rebates that can cut the cost of new appliances by 10% or more. Just look for the energy star logo when purchasing new appliances. 
Rebates are only available for members who remove an old inefficient appliance from the grid and replace it with a new efficient model.  Members may only receive one rebate per appliance type per account per year.

 

Proof of proper disposal is required. If you have proof of refrigerant disposal you will receive an additional $60 rebate.

 

Energy Star Appliance

Rebate

Refrigerator

$80

Freezer

$80

Refrigerant Disposal for Freezers & Refrigerators

$60

Clothes Washer (Top Load)

Clothes Washer (Front Load)

$60

$80

Dishwasher

$40

Clothes Dryer $30
Clothes Dryer Hybrid, Ventless $90

 

Important: Energy Star appliance rebates apply to replacement appliances only. Members are only eligible for a rebate if they replace an old inefficient appliance with a new efficient one. Proof of proper disposal is required. Read below for information on how to dispose of your appliances. A disposal verification section is included in the Energy Star Appliance Rebate Application.

 

How to upgrade appliances under the Energy Star program: 

  1. After purchasing an qualifying appliance, download and complete the Energy Star Appliance Rebate Application.
     
  2. Dispose of your old appliance. In order to be eligible for an appliance rebate you must provide proof of proper disposal. The following appliance vendors offer disposal services to consumers when a new appliance is purchased:
    • Sears - 1445 Hawk Parkway, Montrose, CO
    • Home Depot - 1400 Ogden Road, Montrose, CO
    • Tri-River Appliance - 109 North Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO
    • Lowes - 2525 Rimrock Ave., Grand Junction, CO
    • Recla Materials – call (970) 249-7922
    • Bruin Waste Management – call (970) 864-7531
       
  3. Have the vendor who disposed of you appliance complete the disposal verification section of the Energy Star Appliance Rebate Application.

 


LED Lighting

Switching to LED lightbulbs can help you go a long way towards lowering your monthly electric bill. We offer rebates to members who make the switch to LED lighting. Those rebates are described below: 

 

Rebate

Amount

LED Lamps & Fixtures

50% of bulb cost up to $8/bulb; max 50 bulbs; 500 Lumen min.

LED Yard Lights

50% of fixture cost up to $100; max 3 fixtures

LED Tube Light

50% of bulb cost up to $8/ft; max $360

LED Strip, Short Tube & Bar Light

50% of bulb up to $8/ft.; max $150

LED Small Bulb & Pin Light

50% of bulb cost up to $4/bulb; max $150

 

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.

 

Heat Source

Amount

Thermal slab

$16/kW

Terminal Unit

$85/ton

Mini-split Central Air

$125 - $150/ton

Ground or Water Central Air

$200/ton

Split System A/C

$100 - $150/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

SMPA provides rebates on new water heaters. The benefits available for purchasing and installing a new water heater are described below: 

 

Water Heater Type

Amount

Standard Water Heater

$60

Electric Water Heater, original lifetime warranty

$200

Heat Pump (geothermal) or Waste Heat

$120

Air-source heat pump water heater

$370

 

 

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

SMPA and its partners can help members weatherize their homes. The rebates available for weatherization are described below:

 

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.

 


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. 

 

Rebate

Amount

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 

 

Rebate

Amount

Premium efficiency special purpose motor

$10/hp, 10 - 500hp
$1.50/hp for new & fossil fuel replacements

Variable speed drive retrofit

contact SMPA for details

 

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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