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Electric Vehicles and Beneficial Electrification

What is Beneficial Electrification?

The application of electricity to end-uses that would otherwise consume fossil fuels, where doing so satisfies at least one of following conditions, without adversely affecting the others:

- save consumers money - improve product quality, or consumer quality of life
- reduce [GHG] emissions - foster a more resilient grid.

Some examples would be heating your home with an electric heat pump rather than by burning natural gas; or replacing gas-engine powered tools like leaf blowers or weed whackers with electric versions; or traveling in an electric vehicle instead of a gasoline-burning one.


Check out the nifty Beneficial Electrification flyer.  Available now at SMPA offices and events.

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Electric Vehicle and Beneficial Electrification Rebates:

SMPA offers these rebates to encourage members to go electric:



Electric Vehicles (EV)

All Electric Plug-In Vehicle (EV) Rebate Form | $750 Rebate
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) | $250
Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) | $250

Electric Forklift | $1,500

Transportation Refrigeration Unit | $2,500


EV Charging Stations

- Up to $1000 per Level 2 Residential Charger
- Up to $2000 per Level 2 Public Charger
- Up to $6000 per Level 3 DC Fast Charger


Green Medallion Homes

- $750 per home.
- An additional $250 for services signed up as “Totally Green” for 3 years.
- Individual rebates still apply. (Heat Pumps, Water Heaters, Appliances, etc.)

Application Coming Soon


Heat Pumps

Ground Mounted Air Source Heat Pump
Outdoor Mount ≤ 2 tons | $900/ton
Outdoor Mount > 2 tons | $450/ton
($20,000 rebate cap)

ETS Backup addition | $100/unit

Ground Source Heat Pump aka. "GeoThermal" [sic]
New System | $1000/ton (6 tons max.)
Replacement System | $250/ton


Resiliency (Home Batteries)

- Up to $500 for battery systems  of 6kWh or larger (Does not apply to IC generators)

Application Coming Soon




Outdoor Power Tools

Lawn Mower: 36 Volt minimum (or corded) | 25% of cost up to $150

Snow Blower: 36 Volt minimum (or corded) | 25% of cost up to $150

Trimmer: 18 Volt Minimum (or corded) | 25% of cost up to $50

Chainsaw $100: 18 Volt Minimum (or corded) | 25% of cost up to $50

Leaf Blower: 18 Volt Minimum (or corded) | 25% of cost up to $50

Power Washer: 18 Volt Minimum (or corded) | 25% of cost up to $50



E-Bikes and Electric Motorcycles

- $150 per bicycle/motorcycle (limit one per account) ≥$600 purchase price
- Intent is to replace commutes normally taken using fossil fuels.

Application Coming Soon


Thanks to EcoAction Partners, San Miguel County's Sustainability Organization, for administering many of our Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification rebates.



                               Learn more about Beneficial Electrification on this podcast.                                                                       Our wholesale power provider has launched the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado (BEL-CO).  Read more.


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