Colorado Launched Statewide Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program with SEP Funds

$3 million
In leveraged project incentive funding from other sources



3,700 gallons
Of propane saved through project implementation

20,000 metric tons
Of CO2 equivalent savings identified and 1,500 MT saved through implementation


In Colorado, the State Energy Office (CEO) launched a statewide agricultural energy efficiency program. The program addresses barriers by bringing existing resources and partners together while leveraging a variety of funding options and utilizing a turnkey approach. Over the past 4.5 program years, the CEO has contracted with an experienced third party contractor to administer this program, which consists of free energy audits, preliminary renewable energy assessments, and technical support services ranging from audit report development/review and project prioritization to assistance in applying for project funding and project verification. As a result of this comprehensive program offering, over 240 agricultural audits have been conducted resulting in the identification of energy efficiency projects that have the potential to save over 17 GWh, 1.5 million therms, 75,000 gallons of propane, and 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

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