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Rebates & Programs

Members qualify for exclusive rebates and programs. Enroll in a program or apply for rebates on energy efficient electric equipment and appliances.

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Fire Mitigation

United Power has a wildfire mitigation plan to protect its members and communities. The plan is continuously evaluated and updated to reduce risk. 

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Operation Round Up

Operation Round Up is a voluntary way United Power members can give to their communities by having their monthly billing statements rounded up.

Our Cooperative Roadmap

The electric industry is progressing rapidly. Our Cooperative Roadmap highlights the co-op's objectives for success now and in the future. 

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Recent News

From October 26, 2023 through April 30, 2024, United Power will make a final attempt to pay the uncl...

United Power Issues Social Responsibility Report

Thursday | September 28, 2023
Informational report highlights cooperative transparency.

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Practical EV Driving
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Monday | September 25, 2023
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National Drive Electric Week is Sept. 22 - Oct. 1.

National Drive Electric Week is Sept. 22 - Oct. 1

The Colorado Energy Office announced an ambitious grant program in 2018 to develop several electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging corridors throughout the state, making travel possible even across its large rural and mountainous areas. Many of these corridors have started to come into shape over the past couple years, which is a large part of why the state has consistently been ranked among the best places to own an EV as a daily driver. 

Once completed, several of those corridors will traverse along interstate, state, and U.S. highways that intersect United Power’s suburban territory north and northeast of Denver. The cooperative proactively launched its own fast-charging network in conjunction with ChargePoint in 2019, and received a grant from the Colorado Energy Office to install its second location in Keenesburg in 2021. A third was also added at the Carbon Valley office last year. The network was designed to bridge gaps in available charging options and make rural EV ownership more practical and feasible.

Members who are still unsure about EVs may be interested in learning more about new programs United Power has introduced in the past year, including United EV, a pilot program that provides cost-effective at-home charging solutions, and make-ready wiring rebates, providing up to $1,000 toward the cost of preparing your home for an EV charger.  

United EV enrollment provides a complete service package including installation and setup of a wall-mounted ChargePoint Home Flex level 2 charger and maintenance and repairs for the duration of the enrollment period. All this is available for a $19 monthly service fee. 

For more information about United EV, available wiring rebates, and charging network locations, visit the cooperative’s EV Home or reach out to the Energy Management team at 303-637-1233. 

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Co-op Here to Stay
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Monday | September 25, 2023
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It is important that members know the upcoming power supply transition will not impact your membership with the cooperative.

United Power Announced Three New Power Purchase Agreements in July

United Power recently announced three new power purchase agreements in advance of its upcoming exit from its current wholesale power contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission in May 2024. The cooperative has reviewed dozens of power supply proposals over the past several months to determine the most fiscally and socially responsible partners moving forward. Finding and securing established partners in the energy industry will not only ensure sufficient power supply is available for United Power’s growing load, but having multiple agreements also presents added flexibility for the cooperative’s power mix.

United Power tried to no avail to negotiate more contract flexibility and lower costs on behalf of its members. These costs are above market value, accounting for more than 70% of the cooperative’s operating expenses. Further, the existing contract locks United Power into a restrictive generation mix and prevents it from obtaining more than 5% of its total load from locally generated sources, such as utility-scale solar farms, gas-capture facilities, or even residential rooftop solar. The cooperative’s  power purchase agreements announced in July demonstrate the freedom available by exiting its current wholesale power contract next year. 

Two of the three agreements will facilitate a large portion of United Power’s expected load when the cooperative exits its current contract. The cooperative’s load is presently the largest among Colorado distribution co-ops — at more than 630 megawatts (MW) — despite serving the smallest geographic footprint. The third agreement is an innovative battery storage solution that will help mitigate costs when power demand is high — also known as peak demand. 

“The energy industry is entering a period of revolutionary change,” said Mark A. Gabriel, United Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have always put our members first and will continue to do so while advancing our position as an industry-leading distribution cooperative. Leaving our restrictive wholesale power contract affords us the flexibility and freedom to keeps rates competitive, join national power markets, and attract innovative energy partners.” 

As the exit date approaches, questions about the cooperative’s future have started to circulate. It is important that members know the upcoming power supply transition will not impact your membership with the cooperative. United Power will continue as your power provider. New power suppliers will allow the co-op to better serve its members, who can expect the same commitment to delivering reliable and economical electricity to local homes and businesses. Office locations in Brighton, Coal Creek, and Carbon Valley will also still provide the service and support members have come to expect.  

Guzman to Provide Key Power Block

United Power’s power purchase agreement with the Denver-based power supplier Guzman Energy locks in one-third of the cooperative’s power needs beginning in May 2024. The 15-year agreement features fixed wholesale power pricing that provides prearranged power supply costs and rate stability for members. 

Guzman partners with cooperatives, municipalities, companies, and tribes across North America to customize energy portfolios that make economic and environmental sense.

New Utility-Scale Solar Addition

United Power signed a 25-year power purchase agreement to receive power from Whetstone’s Solar of Alamosa project in Southern Colorado. It will add 30 MW of renewable energy to the co-op’s diverse portfolio of generation resources beginning in 2024. 

The solar farm sits atop one of the state’s highest elevation plateaus and receives some of the highest irradiance in the country. Built in 2012, project upgrades are scheduled throughout 2024 to achieve optimum power output. 

Ameresco’s Largest Battery Project

United Power and Ameresco will partner to connect nearly 80 MW/315 MWh of battery storage capacity throughout the cooperative’s service territory. The groundbreaking project will allow United Power to balance its load while integrating renewable resources. Batteries will be located on eight different cooperative-owned substation sites in Adams, Broomfield, and Weld counties, storing and dispatching power during heavy consumption periods.