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The Nonprofit Energy Savings Program launched in October 2023

Are you a nonprofit using Xcel Electric or gas? Here's NESP!

We’re big fans of Enerchange, and the work they do to help nonprofits reduce energy costs. When we heard about a new program launched by Xcel Energy in October 2023 to help nonprofits with free energy assessments, we reached out to Frontier Energy's Katie Cooper — who is implementing the program — to learn more. 

-Joel Haskard, CERTs co-director

Hi Katie, tell me a little bit about NESP!

Xcel Energy recently launched a new, no-cost program for nonprofits. The Nonprofit Energy Savings Program (NESP) is aimed at helping nonprofits to lower utility usage, green and decarbonize buildings, and save money on energy bills, which frees up more of nonprofits’ budget for serving clients.
The program includes:

  • A free energy assessment of buildings, and a report of energy saving recommendations.
  • Free Direct Install of energy-saving equipment (LED bulbs, faucet aerators, power strips, weatherstripping, etc.).
  • Free consulting services on energy efficiency projects.
  • Enhanced utility rebates on any completed energy efficiency projects (200% bonus).
  • Information on additional resources for nonprofits, including grants and funding.

How long has NESP been available?

NESP just launched at the beginning of October 2023!

What kinds of nonprofits are eligible?

Nonprofits that serve at least 66% low income or disadvantaged clients are eligible to enroll. Some nonprofit types include:  homeless shelters, churches with food shelves, safe houses, disability organizations, group homes, and many many more.

If folks are interested, what should they do next?

Reach out to [email protected], call  844-545-7455, visit the website

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