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Energy-Saving Program Offerings

The two tables below show a sampling of programs we offer across our service territory to residential and business customers. In total, our programs reached roughly 3.4 million electricity and 837,000 natural gas participants in 2012―some of our customers participate in multiple programs.

Residential Energy Conservation Programs and Services
Product/Service Description States Offering Rebates in 2012
Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Bulbs Energy efficient CFL bulbs offered at wholesale prices in retail stores and online CO, MN, NM, SD
Cooling Rebates Rebates for energy efficient cooling equipment CO, MN, NM
Heating Rebates Rebates for energy efficient heating equipment, such as furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, programmable thermostats, attic and wall insulation, duct sealing and weather stripping CO, MN, MI, ND, SD
Home Energy Audits Discounted home energy audits offered to identify energy savings opportunities CO, MN, MI, ND
ENERGY STAR Homes Program Provides homebuilders with incentives to construct homes to ENERGY STAR standards CO, MN
Saver’s Switch® Monthly summer discounts for cycling air conditioner units on hot summer days CO, MN, WI, ND, SD
Water Heater Rebates Rebates offered for energy efficient water heaters and showerheads CO, MN, WI, ND
ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebates Rebates offered for energy efficient clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, room air conditioners and televisions CO, MI
Recycling Programs Services and rebates offered for refrigerator and light bulb recycling MN, CO, NM

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all programs and services available in 2012. Our offerings in Texas vary from year to year and are provided by third-party vendors. They have not been included on this chart.

Business Energy Conservation Programs and Services
Product/Service Description States Offering Rebates in 2012
Boiler Efficiency / Furnace Efficiency / Heating Efficiency Rebates to replace or upgrade natural gas-fired, hot-water boilers; high-efficiency furnaces; and heating systems CO, MN, WI
Commercial Real Estate Study funding and rebates to implement energy saving recommendations on office buildings over 50,000 square feet CO
Compressed Air Efficiency Funding for compressed-air system studies and rebates for energy saving process or equipment improvements CO, MN
Cooling Efficiency Rebates to replace or update cooling systems with more efficient systems CO, MN, NM
Custom Efficiency Rebates to install energy efficient equipment or to make process improvements that reduce energy use and are not covered by our other programs CO, MN, NM
Data Center Efficiency Data center study funding and rebates to implement recommended changes CO, MN
Electric Rate Savings Reduced electric rates for reducing electricity demand to a predetermined level during control periods CO, MN, ND, SD, WI, TX, NM
Energy Analysis Online and on-site energy audits to identify ways to save energy and qualify for rebates; engineering assistance study funding also available for custom efficiency projects CO, MN
Energy Design Assistance Energy expertise and construction rebates for new buildings, additions or major renovations of large buildings, early in the design process CO, MN
Energy Efficient Buildings Whole-building construction rebates for new buildings, additions or major renovations, late in the design process or as construction is beginning CO, MN
Energy Management Systems / Efficiency Controls Rebates for the purchase and installation of automated building controls that lower a facility’s demand during peak hours or provide energy savings during off-peak periods CO, MN, MI
Lighting Efficiency/Redesign Study funding and rebates for energy saving lighting analysis and installations CO, MN, MI, NM, SD
Motor Efficiency Rebates to install high-efficiency motors CO, MN, MI, NM
Process Efficiency Identification of energy conservation opportunities and design of a three- to five-year energy management plan for large industrial customers CO, MN
Saver’s Switch Monthly summer discounts for cycling air conditioner units on hot summer days CO, MN, ND, SD, NM, TX

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all programs and services available in 2012. Our offerings in Texas vary from year to year and are provided by third-party vendors. They have not been included on this chart.

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