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EOC shines a light on the home energy needs of vulnerable households across Colorado
During the harsh winter months of 2022-2023, approximately 16,000 Coloradans were calling a state helpline every week for assistance in paying their heating bills.
“Energy costs were shocking,” says Jennifer Gremmert, executive director of Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC), a statewide nonprofit that raises funds and forges partnerships to help low-income Coloradans afford their home energy. “Not only had the commodity price for natural gas soared, but Colorado is also in the midst of a move to cleaner energy, and the costs for new infrastructure as well as renewable energy and electrification programs were getting passed to the consumer.”