Highline Electric Association - Renewable Energy Rebate Program

January 10, 2012


Highline Electric Association (HEA) provides incentives for their small business and residential customers to purchase and install renewable energy systems. Rebates are available for qualified small wind and photovoltaic (PV) systems. Applicants are required to have an energy audit conducted on their homes and facilities before a rebate can be awarded. Applicants must also present permitting documentation before and after the system is installed. And vendors must provide the applicant with a detailed payback analysis to ensure the customer has realistic expectations for the savings their systems will realize.

These incentives can be combined with the rebates offered by the state of Colorado. Customers who participate in this program will retain ownership of the renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with the electricity their systems produce, but they may sign a contract with the utility to sell their RECs to HEA.

Participants must meet additional requirements for both the utility rebate and the state rebate, which can be found at the website above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.hea.coop/Renewable_Energy/solar.cfm#rebate
Administrator: Highline Electric Association
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: PV: $1.25 per watt
Wind: $2 per watt
Maximum Incentive: PV: $3,750
Wind: $4,000
Eligible System Size: Minimum size: 500 watts
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Customer retains RECs, but may enter into a 10 year contract for the utility to purchase the RECs


Name: Customer Service - HEA
Organization: Highline Electric Association
Address: P.O. Box 57
Holyoke CO 80734
Phone: (970) 854-2236

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.