La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) offers a variety of rebates for their members to improve the efficiency of their homes/facilities. Rebates are available for a variety of Energy Star appliances, the recycling of a refrigerator or freezer, electric water heaters, permanent electric heat, energy efficient motors, and heat pumps.

The Energy Star Appliance and Refrigerator Recycling Program offers rebates for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and refrigerator/freezer recycling. Customers have 180 days from date of purchase to apply for the rebate. Following purchase, customers must submit an original proof-of-purchase along with the completed rebate form to the LPEA office in either Durango or Pagosa Springs. The rebates will be credited to LPEA customers’ electric bills within the following billing cycle.

The Energy Efficiency Credits program offers rebates for water heaters, domestic solar water heaters, electric thermal storage heaters, resistive heat systems, electric motors, air-source heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps. Equipment must meet certain efficiency standards listed on the program website. For these incentives, customers are required to provide LPEA an itemized receipt and/or work order as evidence of purchase before receiving the check/bill credit.

Additional Rebates & Credits From LaPlata Electric

Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Motors
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount: Dishwasher: $30
Clothes Washer: $40
Refrigerator/Freezer: $40
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $25
Water Heaters: $75-$300, depending on type of system being replaced, and whether the customer chooses to participate in the time of use program
ETS Heaters: $20-$40/kWh
Resistive Heat: $10/kWh
Timing Device: $25
Motors: $10-$20/hp
Air-source Heat Pumps: $175/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton
Eligible System Size: Water Heaters: minimum 30 gallon capacity
Heaters: minimum of 1kW capacity
Motors: minimum 10 horsepower motor
Equipment Requirements: All appliances must be Energy Star rated
Water Heaters: must have at least a 6 year warranty and meet minimum energy factor rating
Motors: must operate at a minimum of 15% load factor for a minimum of 3 months each year
Installation Requirements: Heaters: timing device required for usage of off-peak hours
La Plata Electric Association
603 S. 8th St.
P.O. Box 305
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (970) 247-5786
Phone 2: (970) 247-2674
Web Site

Special thanks to North Carolina State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
Visit their Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency for information on areas outside of Pagosa Springs.

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