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Why Garfield Clean Energy?

Economic growth through energy efficiency, local power and clean transportation

The purpose of Garfield Clean Energy is to help residents, businesses and governments throughout Garfield County, Colo., become more energy efficient and tap clean energy as a means to creating a stronger, more resilient economy.

Speeding the transition to a clean energy economy creates measurable economic benefits:

  • Diversify the local economy
  • Create and expand new business opportunities and jobs
  • Lower energy costs for families, businesses and governments, freeing up funds for other priorities
  • Create competitive advantages

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Energy efficiency, local power and clean transportation add up to measurable economic and environmental benefits.

CUMULATIVE RESULTS 2010-22 (except where noted):


1,550   Household projects
$650,000   Energy cost savings
$7.2 million   Investment stimulated


407   Business, church & nonprofit projects
$1.3 million  Energy cost savings
$5.9 million   Investment stimulated


49   Government facility energy efficiency upgrades
$3.0 million   Investment stimulated
90 buildings   Using Navigator data to cut costs
$180,000  Energy cost savings

48 MW  Installed capacity in government & institutional buildings (2022 estimate)
19.6 MW  Installed capacity in community solar gardens (2022 estimate)
3.5 MW  Installed capacity in residences & businesses (2022 estimate)
TOTAL of all government and solar gardens produces enough to power 5,990 homes

107  Public EV charging ports (29 of them fast-chargers)
499  Electric vehicles (EV) and 203 plug-in hybrids registered countywide (2022)
RFTA fleet electric buses

398   Participating contractors and distributors
$2.1 million   Energy cost savings
$36.8   million stimulated including all energy efficiency, solar and clean transportation infrastructure projects

43,000 metric tons of carbon avoided from energy efficiency projects alone – equivalent to annual emissions from 5,180 homes or 9,350 vehicles

Figures updated April 2023