Energy Action Plan

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About the Energy Action Plan

The City of Centennial recently completed an Energy Action plan through Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy program, outlining tangible steps for the City to move the community toward its energy efficiency and resiliency goals. Xcel Energy Partners in Energy facilitated a series of workshops with the Energy Action Planning Team, starting in the summer of 2018, to develop the plan. The planning team included representatives from Centennial's municipal operations, libraries, park and recreation district, Colorado State University Arapahoe County Extension, and the community. Three important focus areas were identified in the process: Residents, Businesses and Community Facilities. Energy efficiency opportunities for each group are detailed on this page. Learn more at the Xcel Energy Partners in Energy webpage.

Read the Energy Action Plan (PDF)(PDF, 2MB)



Find Energy Efficiency Opportunities for:

Electric Vehicles

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Attend the Electric Vehicle Workshop on Dec. 4 at

Centennial's Public Works Facility, 7272 S. Eagle St. 

 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Register Here

Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy

Interested in renewable energy but confused about what options are available? Xcel Energy offers three different programs to meet your unique needs.

Available Programs:


Install solar panels to produce your own energy and sell energy you don’t use back to Xcel Energy.

An easy, flexible, low-risk way to power your business with wind energy.

Why should you participate in these programs?

- Green your fuel source mix

- Reduce your greenhouse gas emissions

- Contribute to Centennial’s community energy goals

If you’re a residential customer take the quiz to find out which program is right for you!        

If you’re a business customer visit to learn more.

Home Energy Efficiency

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LED Lighting

LEDs, especially ENERGY STAR®-qualified products, typically use 70 to 90% less energy and last at least 15 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs they replace.* Xcel Energy has teamed up with participating retailers to bring you special discounts – save up to $3 on select models of LEDs. Take advantage of the savings at Xcel Energy’s website.

*Energy Star

Confused about LED Lighting?

Watch this LED shopping tips video to learn more about LED shapes, lumens, and color temperature.

Refrigerator Recycling

Recycle your old fridge or freezer and make a cool $50! Try a safe, helpful way to get rid of that old, still-functional fridge or freezer. If you’re an Xcel Energy electricity customer, they’ll come pick it up and recycle it for free. You’ll make some extra cash, save money on future energy bills, and help the environment. Visit or call 866-552-8755 to schedule your pickup.

Home Energy Squad®

For just $50, the Home Energy Squad will come to your home and swap out traditional incandescent light bulbs for LEDs, install a programmable thermostat, weather-strip a drafty door, install energy-efficient shower heads and aerators, and more. Installation, labor, and materials are FREE and valued at $200! Schedule a visit online today.

Heating & Cooling Efficiency

Heating and cooling your home can account for 50 percent of your energy bill. Xcel Energy can help you save through rebates for high efficiency air conditioning, upgrading your furnace, high efficiency water heaters, home insulation and more. Learn more about Xcel Energy's Heating & Cooling Efficiency rebates. 

Water Heater Rebates

You can turn hot water into cold, hard cash. Earn a rebate on a high-efficiency natural gas or electric water heater that can help you save energy and money. Water heaters are typically your second largest energy consumer in your home, consuming 18% of the energy you use.

Arapahoe County Weatherization Division

The Arapahoe County Weatherization Division installs free energy conservation measures and energy-efficient appliances in low-income households in Adams County and Arapahoe County. The program helps eligible residents to conserve energy and save money on heating and cooling bills, while improving the comfort of their homes year-round. Learn more about eligibility requirements and specific services at the Arapahoe County Weatherization Division webpage.


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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) allows building owners to finance up to 100 percent of the cost of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements with no up-front capital. The costs of eligible improvements are realized over 25 years as an additional assessment on your property tax bill. For more information about eligible upgrades and how to get started, visit the C-PACE website.

Business Lighting Upgrades

Take advantage of Xcel Energy’s business lighting programs to save on LED upgrades and other lighting efficiency projects.

Small businesses (less than 400 kW peak demand) can take advantage of Xcel Energy’s FREE Small Business Lighting Program. A lighting advisor will come visit your business to identify cost-saving improvement opportunities, recommend upgrades, and connect you with a contractor to take advantage of rebates.

Larger businesses can use Xcel Energy’s Business Lighting Efficiency program to earn rebates for purchasing and installing energy-efficient lighting equipment.

Business Heating Equipment Rebates

Natural gas business customers could save big on energy efficient upgrades that reduce heating costs. Eligible equipment and projects include, but are not limited to: 

  • Hot water boilers
  • Furnaces
  • Water heaters
  • Modular burner controls
  • Stack dampers
  • Steam trap upgrades

Heating & Cooling Rebates

Heating and cooling can make up a significant portion of a business’s energy bills. Take advantage of Xcel Energy’s heating efficiency rebates as a retail natural gas customer and cooling efficiency rebates to speed up the payback period of energy-savings projects.

Free Onsite Energy Audits

Xcel Energy is currently offering FREE onsite energy audits to businesses and community facilities under 50,000 square feet through the end of June 2019. With an Onsite Energy Audit, an energy advisor will conduct a comprehensive audit of your facility and give you with a detailed report valued at up to $2,700. In addition, businesses with an annual peak demand of less than 100 kW can qualify to receive free, select energy-saving products, including screw-in LED lamps and faucet aerators at the time of the energy audit.

Cost by building size:

$125 — <50,000 sq. ft. - FREE through June 2019

$250 — 50,000 - 150,000 sq. ft.

$500 — >50,000 square feet

For more information visit or call 855-839-8862.

Small Building Tune-Up

The Small Building Tune-Up program will identify functional systems that can be tuned up to run as efficiently as possible through low- or no-cost improvements that can save you as much as 15% on your energy bills.

Cost by building size:

$250 — 5,000 - 25,000 sq. ft.

$500 — 25,001 - 50,000 sq. ft.

For more information visit or call 855-839-8862.

Energy Audits & Assessments

Are you interested in scheduling an energy audit and assessment for your facility? Xcel Energy will send an energy advisor to your facility to conduct a comprehensive on-site energy audit, which is a comprehensive audit of your facility’s lighting, heating, cooling, and motors and drives equipment. You’ll receive a detailed report including energy conservation opportunities and the associated cost, savings, payback and available rebates. Audits range from $125 to $500 depending on the size of the building. Schedule an audit by completing the Colorado Energy Audits & Assessments application.

Stay tuned to see what community facilities in Centennial are doing to reduce their utility costs.