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Gunnison County Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Program Info
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Dishwashers: $45/unit
Clothes Washers: $60/unit
Refrigerators: $60/unit
Freezers: $60/unit
Refrigerator Recycling: $40/unit
Freezer Recycling: $40/unit
Electric Water Heaters (30-gal capacity, 6-year warranty, mandated EF rating): $70/unit
Super Efficient Water Heater: $120/unit (primary heating must be from geothermal heat pump)
Water Heaters (lifetime warranty): Additional $25/unit
Water Heaters (timer controlled): Additional $20/unit
Geothermal Heat Pump: $750 for minimum 3-ton Energy Star rated unit, additional $150/ton above minimum incentive; additional $50/unit for GCEA load control
Electric Thermal Storage: $22/kW
Energy Audits: Free

Gunnison County Electric Association, Inc.

Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA), a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has a residential rebate program for eligible Energy Star appliances including clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, ground source heat pumps, electric thermal storage systems. All efficiency requirements set forth by GCEA must be met in order to receive rebates. Rebates must be requested within 180 days of installation. Rebates are offered in conjunction with Tri-State Generation and Transmission; therefore, the amounts listed above represent the combined rebate provided by both GCEA and Tri-State. See GCEA’s website for additional information on residential and commercial rebates, program details, and to access application forms.

Other Information 

Rebates must be requested within 180 days of installation. Commercial lighting retrofit projects must be pre-approved to be eligible for rebates.