EEA and its wholesale power supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association pay incentives to members with active accounts who purchase and install qualifying Energy Star® appliances, outdoor electric equipment, or electric vehicle chargers. The deadline to submit an application is within 90 days of purchase and the incentive is based on the program in effect when the rebate is submitted to EEA. Contact EEA at 970-565-4444 or 800-709-3726 for more information.
EEA’s Rules and Regulations require you to advise EEA when making any material changes or increases in your connected load, i.e. installing large electric appliances like on demand water heaters, heat pumps, or electric vehicle chargers. Call EEA Energy Management Advisor at (970) 564-4450 to schedule an assessment before you purchase or install your new electric equipment. Rebates may be denied if you refuse to install required service upgrades.
Rebates are credited to your electric bill. Please allow at least 6 to 8 weeks for the rebate to appear. EEA reserves the right to inspect the installation of any rebated appliance or equipment. Please review program details below.
Qualified Energy Star® Appliances
To qualify for rebates, your appliances must be on the list of official Energy Star® qualifying appliances. Please review the list before purchasing your new appliance.
Clothes Dryers - Energy Star® Certified Only
Heat Pump Water Heaters - Energy Star® Certified Only
A list of all Energy Star® Certified appliances can be found at energystar.gov
Refrigerators and Freezer rebates for new purchases are no longer available as of January 1, 2023. If you purchased a qualifying refrigerator or freezer in 2022 you can submit a rebate until February 26 2023 if you meet all of the 2022 requirements including the 90 day limit.
Clothes Washer rebates are no longer available as of January 1, 2023. If you purchased a qualifying clothes washer in 2022 you can submit a rebate until February 26 2023 if you meet all of the 2022 requirements including the 90 day limit.
Outdoor Power Equipment Rebates.
Have you have been thinking about purchasing a new electric lawn mower or other electric or battery powered yard tool? We even have a rebate for EBikes and electric riding lawn mowers!
Complete the on-line application below, upload your receipt and a photo of the box your new tool came in, within 90 days of purchase.
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Rebates
Take your old unit to one of the below locations:
Bob's Place - 1404 E Main St, Cortez, CO
Montezuma County Landfill - 26100 Road F, Cortez, CO
Sonny’s Appliance Repair - 255 N Broadway #1, Cortez CO
San Juan County Landfill - 50 W Landfill Road, Blanding, UT
Pay the recycle fee.
Complete the application on the link below and upload your receipt within 90 day of date on recycle receipt.
EEA will credit your Empire Electric account $60 per unit. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for credit.
Limit 2 units per year per member.
Electric Vehicle Charger Rebates
Click the link below, or watch this short EV Charger Rebate video to learn more
EEA offers rebates for air source and ground source heat pumps. Heat pumps are an efficient way to heat and cool your home.
VIDEOS Click here to see how a heat pump works. Click here to see how a heat pump water heater works.
2023 Commercial and Large Power Energy Efficiency Program
2023 Residential and General Services Energy Efficiency Program
Electric Outdoor Equipment & EBikes
Electric Vehicle Charger and Charger Installation Application
Refrigerator Freezer Recycle Program