A prosperous, clean energy future for Colorado.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer energy costs by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles to benefit all Coloradans.
By capitalizing on Colorado’s diverse energy resources, innovative technology, and long-standing energy efficiency programs, the Colorado Energy Office provides a valuable role by delivering cost effective energy services and advancing innovative energy solutions for all Coloradans.
The Colorado Energy Office is structured into the following program areas and functions:
The Policy & Regulatory Affairs team conducts research to identify opportunities and market barriers, intervenes in proceedings at the Public Utilities Commission and Air Quality Control Commission, and represents the office at the General Assembly. They also work closely with all of CEO’s units to implement each unit’s strategic policy needs.
The Transportation Fuels & Technology team works to reduce transportation-related emissions by accelerating the use of market-ready and emerging zero emission vehicles that can meet the needs of today’s fleets and the public but for which barriers exist. CEO works to increase the number of electric vehicles and other emerging zero emission transportation technologies through policy and planning, infrastructure grant funding, and education and outreach to consumers.
The Commercial & Industrial Energy Services team provides energy services aimed at reducing energy consumption and lowering energy costs for commercial and industrial facilities across Colorado, including agricultural, industrial, schools, and public buildings. This team educates schools and industrial users about the benefits of energy management programs and supports the implementation of those programs and provides services for agricultural producers and public sector entities seeking to implement energy improvement projects to their facilities.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) team serves households meeting an annual income requirement or 200% or less of the federal poverty level. Nearly 30% of Colorado households experience energy burden, spending more than 4% of their household income on utility bills annually. This percentage increases dramatically for impoverished households. This program uses a combination of federal, state and utility funding to provide direct energy retrofit services to these households through contracts with statewide service providers. CEO coordinates the funding sources, establishes performance standards, conducts technical and administrative training, and performs compliance reviews of the service providers.
The Residential Energy Services team provides services and technology adoption in the broader income spectrum of the residential population. This team seeks to ensure access to energy efficiency and renewable energy by facilitating public-private-partnerships to support financing and working with local jurisdictions (i.e. providing technical assistance and training) to adopt more efficient building codes.
The Operations team is responsible for the fiduciary integrity of the office and creating internal processes that ensure efficient, effective, and elegant operations. This Unit is responsible for overseeing the office’s accounting and budget functions in order to ensure that CEO continues to prudently manage taxpayer dollars. The Operations Unit is also responsible for designing and facilitating CEO’s data-driven strategic planning process and refining the office’s internal and external policies and procedures. This Unit works with all other units to ensure all fiscal responsibilities are met in a timely and complete manner.