Platte River Power Authority, Colorado Energy Efficiency Programs
Scaling Up Energy Efficiency Across Northern Colorado
Brendle Group continues to collaborate with Platte River Power Authority to support the utility’s Commercial Energy Implementation Program. This program helps small to medium sized businesses save energy using quick, free assessments of customer energy efficiency opportunities that prioritize next steps to achieve better energy efficiency and reduce associated greenhouse gas emissions.
To maximize implementation, customers are encouraged to take advantage of existing rebates as well as small business efficiency grant dollars to offset the costs of capital projects. In 2012 and 2013, Brendle Group has worked with more than 90 businesses and has assessed more than 900,000 square feet of commercial space in Loveland and Estes Park. Many of these customers have moved forward with efficiency projects, and some are repeat participants from a pilot program in 2011, showing persistence and value in utility programming.