MPE rebates nearly $15,000 to local renewable projects in 2016
In 2016, Mountain Parks Electric (MPE), through its Green Power Program, rebated $14,490 to its customers who installed local renewable energy systems, including contributions to the electric vehicle charging station and micro-hydro recovery system in Grand Lake. “It is gratifying to see local renewable energy projects come to fruition,” said Tom Sifers, Mountain Parks Electric General Manager. “We are proud to support them.”
MPE provides electricity to all of Grand and Jackson Counties and parts of Larimer, Routt and Summit Counties. Any MPE customer installing a new renewable energy system – solar, wind, biomass, etc. – is eligible to apply for the rebate. The maximum rebate available for residential systems is $2,000 and $8,000 for businesses and organizations. A five-person volunteer board (with local connections) reviews rebate applications quarterly and awards the funds.
The Green Power Program is funded by more than 1,100 MPE customers, approximately 5 percent of the total customer base. Contributors voluntarily donate between $0.50 to $100 a month. Since 2011, through voluntary contributions, the program has awarded more than $100,000 to local renewable installations.