City and County of Denver - Denver Energy Challenge for Businesses

December 17, 2012


The City and County of Denver are offering education, free support services, and financial assistance to small businesses and business districts through their Small Business Energy Program. The program is designed to supplement incentives provided by Xcel Energy, and all efficiency improvements authorized by Xcel's program are eligible for incentives from Denver's program. Incentives are based on the anticipated electricity savings of the project on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, and are limited to $5,000. When combined with Xcel's incentives, no more than 70% of the project cost may be covered by incentives. See the website above for more information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: City and County of Denver
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Boilers
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Data Center Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Varies based on projected kWh savings
Maximum Incentive: $5,000 lifetime limit per location
$3,000 lifetime limit for lighting projects
When combined with Xcel Energy's rebates, total rebates cannot exceed 70% of a project's total cost


Name: Program Information
Denver CO 80204
Phone: (720) 865-5520

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.