Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) receives national honor

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has identified Energy Outreach Colorado’s Low-Income Program as one of America’s outstanding energy efficiency programs. In a national review, ACEEE selected the EOC Low-Income Program to receive an Exemplary Program Award based on its effectiveness and innovation in helping customers achieve greater levels of energy efficiency.

“These programs are delivering energy savings that help customers reduce their costs and maintain comfortable, durable, safe homes and productive businesses. They also make an important environmental contribution by reducing pollution from the use of fossil fuels,” said Rachel Gold, ACEEE’s Utilities Program senior manager

“ACEEE conducted this national review to recognize outstanding energy efficiency programs and honor the people and organizations responsible for their success,” added Seth Nowak, ACEEE’s lead author and project manager of this review.

“We are honored to receive this national recognition for the work we are doing to assist vulnerable households so they can afford their energy costs” said Luke Ilderton – chief program officer at EOC. “It’s important to note that we are able to serve seniors, veterans, teachers, and struggling families because of our consistent financial partnership with Xcel Energy.”

The Energy Outreach Colorado Low Income Program is among 53 outstanding programs profiled in the full report, The New Leaders of the Pack: ACEEE’s Fourth National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy is a nonprofit research group based in Washington, D.C.

Energy Outreach Colorado has been a leading expert on issues impacting low-income energy consumers for 30 years. Through strong public and private partnerships, the statewide nonprofit has raised and leveraged millions of dollars to reduce energy costs and usage for low-income Coloradans.