New Energy Economic Development Grant Program (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name New Energy Economic Development Grant Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Biomass, Fuel Cells, Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Renewable Fuels, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Wind, Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Start Date 2007

Program Administrator Governor's Energy Office
Date added to DSIRE 2007-12-11
Last DSIRE Review 2011-08-30
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


In 2007, the Colorado Legislature appropriated money to the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) from the limited gaming tax and the severance tax to establish and maintain the state's Clean Energy Fund. All moneys in the Clean Energy Fund are continuously appropriated to the GEO for the purposes of advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the state. The New Energy Economic Development (NEED) program previously received its funding from the Clean Energy Fund to provide grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency throughout the state.

In August 2010, the GEO announced that it had issued 23 grants from its latest solicitation. The grants total $2.2 million allocated to Colorado by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Seth Portner
Department Governor's Energy Office

Address 1580 Logan Street
Address 2 Suite 100
Place Denver, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80203
Phone (303) 866-2100
Phone 2 (800) 632-6662


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"