Colorado Utility Energy Efficiency
- The state PUC issued an order in 1991 directing utilities to
design energy conservation programs specifically for low-income
households. The Energy $aving Partners Program (E$P), a partnership
between one major utility and the state of Colorado weatherization
program, was created in 1993 as a result of this order.
Funds spent annually by the utility pay for weatherization materials and labor. LIHEAP and Weatherization Assistance Program funds, administered by the Governor's Office of Energy Conservation, Residential Energy Conservation Assistance Program (RECAP), are used for overhead, support, administration, and outreach, as well as health and safety repairs.
In FY 2007, RECAP/E$P served 3,285 households. Emphasis is placed on serving households that represent the greatest potential for energy savings—those with high fuel bills and poor housing conditions—as well as those with unsafe heating systems.
2007: $2.4 million
2006: $2.5 million
2005: $2.7 million
2004: $2.5 million
2003: $1.7 million
2002: $1.2 million
2001: $1.1 million
2000: $1.2 million
1999: $1.1 million
1998: $1.8 million
1997: $1.9 million
1996: $2.4 million
1995: $2.3 million
1994: $3 million
1993: $2.6 million