Over 30,000 Colorado Consumers Visit rechargecolorado.com for Rebates and Information
Colorado Springs, CO – (Better Business Bureau of Southern CO) – The Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) launched its ‘Recharge Colorado’ campaign yesterday, as the www.rechargecolorado.com Web site and call center went live and Coloradans began applying for thousands of rebates for energy efficient appliances, solar power and other energy upgrades.
Both the Web site and call center have seen heavy customer volume with several thousand trying to get access since yesterday morning. In an effort to manage the available system capacity and ensure the integrity of the “sweepstakes” nature of the rebates (i.e. more requests for rebates than available rebates), the rechargecolorado.com site was forced to temporarily detour some interested consumers during peak traffic periods. However, more than 10,000 consumers were able to successfully reach the call center or the Web site reservation system by early evening yesterday. The GEO expects to continue to see brisk consumer action, particularly for ENERGY STAR dishwashers, clothes washers and refrigerators. Rebates for furnaces and hot water heaters are also moving steadily. The first rebate to sell out was for tankless water heaters.
Those who are still interested in a rebate for a tankless water heater can sign up for the wait list, as well as reserve any of several other rebates still available at www.rechargecolorado.com. Consumers may also contact the call center at 1-800-462-0184.
“We’re excited to see so many Coloradans participating in our Recharge Colorado campaign and stoking Colorado’s New Energy Economy,” said GEO director Tom Plant. “Colorado will continue to see a lot of communication about the program in the coming months, and we encourage people to use the great tools and information on rechargecolorado.com frequently. It’s a great one-stop resource for saving energy and money while helping create jobs and energy security for Colorado.”
The Recharge Colorado campaign is also partnered with the Better Business Bureau, (BBB) to help consumers connect with energy efficiency and renewable energy service providers statewide. On the new rechargecolorado.com site, consumers are able to access BBB Reliability Reports on businesses that offer applicable services and products.