Group14 Engineering works with Xcel Energy to help projects realize greater energy efficiency. Group14 can work your project team to successfully navigate the following Xcel Energy incentive programs:
Energy Design Assistance (EDA) Program
Group14 is a consultant for Xcel Energy’s EDA demand-side management program. Xcel Energy contracts with Group14 to provide comprehensive, customized energy analysis on your new construction or major renovation commercial building project at no cost to you.
If you are an Owner or a member of a design team for a commercial building over 50,000 SF early in the design process in Colorado, contact us to see how you can take advantage of this program. The program is divided into two service paths: ‘Basic’ and ‘Enhanced’. Both paths include:
Group 14 can help you participate in Xcel Energy’s Re-Commissioning Program. The program reduces your energy costs by improving the efficiency of your building’s existing mechanical systems and controls with low or no-cost adjustments. Buildings over 50,000 SF qualify, and the program pays for 75% of the cost of the re-commissioning study (not to exceed $25,000). The implementation rebate includes $400/kW or $0.08/kWh (whichever is greater) and an additional $7/dekatherm for natural gas sales customers.
Lighting Efficiency Redesign Study Program
Existing buildings have a huge potential for lighting energy savings. Group14 is an approved provider for the Redesign program, and can perform a full audit of your building’s lighting systems and offer cost-effective, efficiency solutions. Xcel Energy will rebate up to 75% of the study cost (up to $25,000). A redesign study will:
Lighting Efficiency Rebate Program
Xcel Energy offers simple prescriptive rebates for lighting upgrades, including LEDs. For some newer technologies that are not yet part of this simplified program, a project can apply to the Custom Efficiency program. Group14 can assist with the Custom Efficiency Rebate application by providing the lighting calculations and energy savings documentation required.
Self-Direct Custom Efficiency
For customers with a peak demand of 2 MW in any single month and an aggregate annual energy usage of 10 GWhs, Xcel Energy offers rebates on actual project savings of $525/kW or $0.10/kWh. The type of projects that qualify include:
Customers are responsible for design, engineering, measurement and verification, and reporting of the work. Group14 can work seemlessly with your facilities department to explore if this option is best for you, as well as provide the engineering, M&V work and reporting.
Xcel Energy Resources and Your Energy Efficiency Goals
Xcel Energy has several program overviews, applications and on-line tools.
Overview of Business Programs – We can help you choose which program is best for your project.
Xcel EDA Program – As an approved consultant to Xcel Energy, Group14 provides free energy modeling in Colorado for buildings over 50,000 SF.
You may apply to the Xcel EDA program by downloading the application (PDF) to your desktop or complete the application online if you are authorized to sign the agreement. We have also answered many of frequently asked questions (PDF).
We know the above programs thoroughly. Contact Elizabeth Gillmor, Group14’s EDA Program Manager at 720-221-1083 to see which programs can help you meet your energy efficiency goals.