News and Events


January 10, 2018

We invite you to THE HEAT IS ON 14th annual golf tournament benefiting Energy Outreach Colorado. The tournament will be held at the exclusive Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, Colorado.


When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Proceeds from this tournament support Energy Outreach Colorado's affordable energy programs keeping local families and seniors warm and safe.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Denise Stepto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-226-5050.

Colorado nonprofits partner to shelter vulnerable Coloradans

December 01, 2017


DENVER -- Nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado and the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver and its affiliates are partnering to tackle the growing need for warm, safe and affordable shelter for vulnerable Coloradans.

Their work together began in 2009 and has grown to impact many of the 1,800 units of low-income housing in Colorado managed through Archdiocesan Housing.

When Catholic Charities collaborated with Archdiocesan Housing and the City of Denver to open the Samaritan House Women’s Shelter in Denver in August 2017 – the largest women’s-only homeless shelter in the state – they brought in Energy Outreach Colorado to install $81,000 in energy efficiency improvements to the building’s lighting and HVAC equipment.

Energy Outreach Colorado Announces Leadership Change

October 04, 2017

(Denver) – Oct. 5, 2017 – After 14 years with Energy Outreach Colorado and more than 40 years in the energy industry, Skip Arnold will retire effective January 5, 2018. Arnold’s extensive knowledge and experience with the energy industry, coupled with his passion for helping low-income Coloradans afford home energy, have fueled positive changes throughout Colorado for more than four decades. Energy Outreach Colorado’s Board of Directors could not be more pleased with, or grateful to, Arnold for his leadership among staff, industry organizations, and policymakers alike.

EOC Providing $7.7 Million in Energy Bill Assistance

October 02, 2017

DENVER, Oct. 3, 2017 – Starting this week, low-income Coloradans who can’t afford to heat and light their homes can apply for $7.7 million in local energy assistance funding being distributed over the next 12 months by Energy Outreach Colorado.

One in four Colorado households can’t afford to pay their home energy bills without skimping on other basic necessities like food or prescriptions. Energy Outreach Colorado provides emergency energy bill payment assistance through a statewide network of community assistance organizations such as senior support agencies, social services offices, veteran-support groups and faith-based organizations.

Affordable housing improvements provide warmer, safer refuge in Alamosa

September 27, 2017

(DENVER) – Sept. 26 -- Some of the most vulnerable residents in the San Luis Valley now have a warmer and safer refuge, thanks to $63,000 in renovations managed by Energy Outreach Colorado at an Alamosa affordable housing complex.

The Casa Grande Apartments is home to low-income elderly, disabled, and recently homeless residents. EOC managed the installation of energy-efficient equipment and health and safety measures in the eight-unit property that is significantly lowering energy costs while improving the building’s health and safety.

Coloradans at risk without electricity in sizzling heat

July 03, 2017

(DENVER) – July 3 - Coloradans who are most vulnerable to summer’s sizzling temperatures -- due to their inability to pay for home refrigeration and air conditioning – can get relief from Energy Outreach Colorado’s energy bill payment assistance.

Energy Outreach, a statewide nonprofit, helps qualifying limited-income households maintain their home energy by paying the overdue portion of their utility bill. Assistance is available year-round by calling toll-free1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or going to

This assistance was a blessing for Carolyn, a certified nursing assistant in Boulder who is raising three children on her own. “All of a sudden one day we had no electricity – no stove, no air conditioning, no refrigerator,” she recalled. “It was summer, the kids were eating like there was no tomorrow, and we had a lot of food spoil, including meat and eggs.”

Top 10 Hot Weather Energy Tips to Save Money

June 06, 2017

 (DENVER) – June 6, 2017 – Summer is beginning to sizzle, so Energy Outreach Colorado offers these tips to cut home energy costs while keeping your cool.

  • Air conditioning consumes the most electricity in your home, so keep it at a comfortable 78 degrees.
  • A ceiling fan can circulate air to create a draft that makes you feel cooler, allowing you to raise the thermostat about 4 degrees.
  • Install a programmable thermostat and set it to automatically use less cooling when you’re away or asleep.

Free home heating repair available for low-income Coloradans

May 10, 2017


(DENVER) – May 9, 2017 – Don’t procrastinate - now is the time for low-income Coloradans to take advantage of free home heating system repair available through nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC).

Funding is still available through the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP), which provides free home heating system repair and replacement for low-income families and individuals who qualified this year for the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). To apply, call toll-free 1-855-469-4328.

LEAP Ends April 30, EOC Help Continues

April 26, 2017

(DENVER) - April 25, 2017 – Low-income Coloradans struggling to pay home energy bills can apply to the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) through this weekend, but after that they still can seek help from nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado.

LEAP is a federally-funded program and does not accept applications from May 1 through Oct. 31 each year. In Colorado, lawmakers created Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) about 30 years ago to raise additional funds through individuals and organizations so that local low-income seniors and families have access to additional help.

Be Prepared for Mother Nature’s Spring Surprises

April 06, 2017

Denver, CO -- Mother Nature loves to play tricks on Coloradans – especially in March.

In spite of the recent unseasonably warm and dry weather, the average Denver snowfall for the month is 11 inches, according to U.S. Climate Data. Energy Outreach Colorado is ready to help vulnerable Coloradans stay warm and safe should one of those soggy spring snowstorms blast through the state.

Even during milder winters, nearly 1 in 4 Coloradans can't afford to keep up with their basic needs -- including home energy bills – as recently reported by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Since Oct. 1, 2016, Energy Outreach has made about 7,750 payments to energy providers to help qualifying low-income families and seniors avoid being disconnected.