About us

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) leads a network of industry, state, and local partners to Support, Stabilize and Sustain Coloradans to afford their energy needs. We are the only statewide non-profit that raises funds to help low-income Coloradans afford their home energy so they can remain safe at home. Since our founding in 1989, EOC has invested more than $410 million in affordable energy programs and saved low-income community members millions of dollars through lowered energy use.

In Colorado, 1 in 4 households struggles to meet their basic household energy needs. This energy insecurity can mean reducing or going without food or medicine to pay utility bills, leaving homes at unhealthy temperatures, or even facing disconnection.

Energy Outreach Colorado partners with organizations and caring individuals across the state to protect the economic health and physical well-being of all Coloradans. Our work ensures that everyone can afford and access the energy that powers their homes. By tackling our community’s energy challenges through immediate and long-term relief, households can thrive.

MISSION

All Coloradans can afford their energy needs.

VISION

EOC leads a network of industry, state and local partners to support, stabilize and sustain Coloradans to afford their energy needs.

ADVOCACY

It’s not just about assisting with a bill, but making sure the bill is fair in the first place.  Learn More…

HISTORY OF EOC

In 2019, we celebrated 30 years of helping low-income Coloradans afford home energy.  Learn More…

Our Approach

Support

Far too often low-wage earners, the elderly, the disabled, veterans, and families are unable to afford their home energy costs. They juggle their limited resources to pay rent, buy food and medications, and utility bills often come last on this list of necessities. When faced with a crisis like a utility shutoff or a broken furnace, EOC provides immediate support through our programs to stop the crisis and help get people back on their feet.

Stabilize

Without a change to the systemic issues that exist preventing people from being able to afford their home energy costs, a crisis can reoccur. EOC provides energy solutions, like installing energy efficiency upgrades and weatherization in a home, that can reduce energy use. Costs are then reduced becoming more affordable and people can gain control. By stabilizing a household there is every chance that the residents will experience a reduction in energy poverty.

Sustain

Energy inequity is a national problem that continues to increase and impact households.  Energy costs must be implemented fairly for all households and EOC is committed to ensuring that everyone can afford and sustain a home that is warm and with lights. Through our advocacy work, and by working with lawmakers and thought leaders, EOC believes that energy equity and fair energy charges can be achieved for households statewide.

OUR COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE

Energy Outreach Colorado, through its Board of Directors, embraces the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in everything we do, as in our society as a whole. While EOC has always provided its services equitably to all income-qualified Coloradans who come to us for help, in this time especially we recognize the extraordinary requirements that arise from the difficult years from which we are now just beginning to emerge. We, as a Board and on behalf of the whole EOC family, reaffirm our commitment to provide services to all income-qualified applicants and to advocate on their behalf with the executive, legislative, and regulatory bodies of the State of Colorado. Moreover, we also undertake to expand this commitment to ensure that we proactively seek out opportunities to incorporate both the principles and actions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion throughout our organization and the extended network of partners and associates who deliver services on our behalf.

Our goal to ensure that all Coloradans can afford the energy they need to power their lives has never changed, and we are working now as we have always done: to continuously improve our commitment to the word “all”.

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