Press Releases

EPA Highlights Energy Outreach Colorado in Clean Energy Incentive Program

June 20, 2016

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency's newly-released design details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) highlight Energy Outreach Colorado's work to bring the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy to low-income communities.

As part of the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, the agency is giving states the option to adopt the CEIP to encourage early implementation of greenhouse emission reduction projects. Energy Outreach Colorado's case study describes its comprehensive programs to deliver energy assistance services to low-income energy consumers across Colorado. It is one of two case studies included as examples of a "demonstrated ability to achieve results through on-the-ground implementation," according to the CEIP.

Nonprofits Help Pueblo Grandmother Move from Homeless to Home

May 24, 2016

PUEBLO, Colo. – Homeless to Home, a new initiative created by Energy Outreach Colorado to help Coloradans without permanent housing establish their own homes, recently benefited a Pueblo senior raising two grandchildren. Mary, 64, has had a lifetime of adversity. She lost a baby, her husband died of a heart attack while their five children were still at home, and she was diagnosed with kidney failure several years ago, ending her ability to work as a certified nursing assistant. Now she's raising two of her 15 grandchildren while undergoing dialysis three times a week.

Energy Improvements Brighten Lives at Sterling Housing Community

May 18, 2016

STERLING, Colo. -- Brighter hallways, reduced hot water usage and lower energy costs – these are some of the benefits Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) is delivering to the 164 residents and owners of an affordable housing community in Sterling.

Energy Outreach Colorado Bill Assistance Available Year-Round

May 18, 2016

DENVER – Limited-income Coloradans struggling to pay home energy bills can apply to Energy Outreach Colorado for energy bill payment assistance, especially now that the federally-funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) has stopped accepting applications until next November.

Energy Outreach Colorado Energizing Westminster Affordable Housing

April 14, 2016

DENVER – Hundreds of residents at an affordable housing community in Westminster are enjoying lower energy costs and increased comfort and safety, thanks to a recently-completed project managed by Energy Outreach Colorado.

More Funding Available This Winter for Low-income Home Furnace Repair

October 27, 2015

DENVER – An additional $500,000 in funding is available this winter for low-income Coloradans who can’t afford to repair their non-working home heating system, according to Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC).

Energy Outreach Colorado Investing $10 Million in Energy Assistance

October 07, 2015

Oct. 7, 2015

DENVER – Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) is investing $10 million during the coming year to help limited-income Coloradans remain warm and safe in their homes.

This funding will be distributed through a statewide network of more than 100 community assistance organizations in the form of energy bill payment assistance for qualifying households. A portion also will go to Colorado’s federally-funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) to increase the average household benefit.

DMEA Secures $100,000 in Assistance Funds From Energy Outreach Colorado

August 04, 2015

Energy Outreach Colorado has committed $100,000 to Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) to help members with past due balances make the transition from a traditional account to the co-op’s new prepay program, My Choice.

Improvements Brighten Denver Affordable Housing Community

May 14, 2015

DENVER – Limited-income Coloradans are benefiting from lower energy costs and a more secure and healthy community, thanks to extensive energy efficiency upgrades at a Denver affordable housing complex.

LEAP Ends April 30, Energy Outreach Assistance Still Available

April 23, 2015

DENVER – Limited-income Coloradans struggling to pay home energy bills can apply to Energy Outreach Colorado for energy bill payment assistance, even after the federally-funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) stops accepting applications April 30 until next November.