LED Lighting Rebates for Commercial Members
La Plata Electric Association, Inc. (LPEA) offers new construction and retrofit rebates in conjunction with Tri-State Generation & Transmission’s rebate program. The overall program goal is to improve operating efficiency, including energy demand and kilowatt-hour use across the cooperative’s power supply network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Improved efficiency helps reduce costs for all members.
Commercial LED Lighting: Amounts vary. Available for small and large commercial LPEA members installing energy efficient LED lighting as retrofits and new construction.
LPEA’s 2020 Commercial Retrofit LED Lighting Rebates
For Retrofit Projects, complete the 2020 Commercial LED Retrofit Rebate Application* and provide this along with the LPEA account number, contact information, service address, and type of business to email@example.com.
*If the project includes the replacement T12 lights, a pre-inspection is required to qualify for additional rebate funds. Contact LPEA before the project begins and we can review this process with you.
LPEA’s 2020 New Construction LED Lighting Rebate application is attached.
The first tab of this worksheet requests general "Application Information" including the LPEA account number for the service location where the LED Lighting project occurs.
The second tab of the worksheet "Submission Form" requests the specific lighting installation information - the LED product quantity and LED product cost to the account holder - with this information the estimated kilowatt savings and rebate amount is calculated.
The third tab is a simple payback calculation and does not require any input.
In order to complete the Commercial LED Rebate Application, please also provide the following:
Copy of the Paid Invoice(s) for the LED Lights listing the quantity and the price per item
Spec Sheets for each type of LED Light
Completion Date of the LED Lighting Installation
2-3 pictures of the LED lights installed
LPEA will need to perform a final inspection and site visit when the COVID restrictions are lifted. Also, an LED Lighting Rebate is considered to be miscellaneous income and requires that LPEA receive an IRS W-9 form from the account holder.
Please submit your rebate application and documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or email to one of the below staff. If you need any assistance with completing the rebate application or if you have any questions, please contact them directly.
Disposal of Retrofitted Bulbs
As a reminder,the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) requires all lighting materials be recycled and disposed of properly. Many commonly used light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury and other metals.These bulbs include fluorescent, compact fluorescent, high-pressure sodium, mercury vapor and metal halide lamps.
Mercury-containing lamps generated by businesses and other non-household facilities, such as schools and government agencies are regulated by the CDPHE as hazardous wastes. As such, these wastes must follow State hazardous waste regulations for proper management and disposal and cannot be disposed of in the trash since municipal solid waste landfills in Colorado are not permitted to accept any quantity of nonresidential hazardous waste. For this reason, putting bulbs in your dumpster could result in a significant fine.
Therefore, it is necessary for the business being retrofitted or their electrical contractor to select a recycler that will best serve their needs and provide assurance that waste lamps are properly managed.
Below are bulb recycling opportunities in our area:
A Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is scheduled for September 18 & 19, 2020 in Durango. Special accommodations will be made for commercial hazardous waste disposal. Call La Plata County or the City of Durango for more information.
Bright Ideas Bulb Recycling 513-504-6887. Collection route is about once a month
Safety Kleen 800-323-5040. Collection route is about every two weeks
To learn more about LPEA’s rebate programs call (970) 247-5786. For information on Energy Star® standards visit: www.energystar.gov.