APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN NOW. If your Colorado industrial facility has achieved significant improvements in its energy efficiency practices over the last two years (2016 and 2017), we invite you to apply for recognition through this year’s Colorado Industrial Energy Efficiency Awards.
For the past seven years, the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has recognized outstanding achievements in industrial energy efficiency through the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge (CIEC) program. Again this year, CEO would like to offer this recognition to any Colorado industrial facility willing to provide the requested information, in addition to the current participants in the CIEC program. The recognition event will take place in early May 2018 in the Denver-Boulder area (details forthcoming).
To apply for recognition, you simply provide a list of energy efficiency projects completed during 2016-2017, data on energy savings achieved, and a description of energy management practices at your facility, using this application form. Applications are due by March 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Neil Kolwey at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), 303-499-0213, firstname.lastname@example.org.
 We define industrial to include manufacturing, mining, oil and gas production, and water and wastewater treatment facilities. In addition, we include ski resorts, data centers, and indoor agricultural facilities. To be eligible, facilities must spend at least $200,000 per year on energy (electricity and fuels used on-site).
 The CIEC program was established in 2010 through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and CEO. The program challenges Colorado industrial facilities to set a five-year energy goal, and offers quarterly networking and training events and annual recognition for outstanding achievements. You can learn more about the program and how to participate here.
 For oil and gas operations/facilities, “energy efficiency projects” can also include methane recovery for on-site use, such as to generate electricity.