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Fighting winter chills?

A crackling fire in the hearth warms the house, but don't let it heat up your electric bill.


To cool energy costs, keep the fireplace damper closed when not in use. Caulk around the fireplace hearth. Double wood-earned warmth by lowering the thermostat setting between 50 and 55 degrees.

Learn more at EnergySaver.gov


LED light bulbs are a great way to save money on your electricity bill.

LED bulbThey use up to 75% less energy than old, incandescent bulbs.


Save energy by preventing phantom loads - energy that is used by appliances and electronics even when they are turned off.

Phantom Load

Plug TV and stereo systems into a power strip and turn off all the peripherals with the flip of one switch.


Where there's lint, there may be fire. A blocked dryer vent is a fire hazard at worst and an energy waste at best. Keep the vent clean to keep your driver working efficiently.




Energy Efficiency Rebate Form


GCEA has partnered with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to expand our Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. Members may receive rebates for any of the energy efficiency measures listed in the table below that are installed in GCEA's service area.

Upon approval, rebate checks will be issued by GCEA and will include the total of the Tri-State rebate and the GCEA rebate.

System or Appliance
Tri-State Pays GCEA Pays

Electric Ground Source Heat Pump

$150 /ton for central ground or water source

Additional $100/unit for Energy Star rating (2 - 2.99 tons)

Additional $150/unit for Energy Star rating (3 tons or larger)



Electric Thermal Storage

(Permanently installed units only)

$16/kW for ETS controlled by timer or master control system



Electric Water Heater
Basic Unit
(Minimum 30-gal capacity,
6-year warranty)

$50 per unit
Additional $25/unit for lifetime tank warranty (e.g. Marathon)




Heat Pump Water Heater
(Minimum 30-gal capacity,
6-year warranty, Energy Star rated)

$350/unit for primary heating by direct exchange with semi-conditioned room air

Additional $25/unit for lifetime tank warranty (e.g. Marathon)



Refrigerators and Freezers

$80 for new Energy Star rated appliance

Proper recycling of old appliance mandatory


  What happens to that old fridge, anyway?  


$30 for new Energy Star rated appliance


Clothes Washers

$40 for new Energy Star rated appliance



All rebates for systems or applicances listed above must be requested within 180 days of installation.





Energy Efficiency Rebate Form 


GCEA and Tri-State offer rebates for LED light bulbs or fixtures purchased for residential use within our service area. LEDs must meet the following criteria:

  • 300 lumens or greater
  • Medium, GU24, or other residential/light commercial oriented base
  • Qualified LED fixtures - click link for list or contact GCEA for details

Rebate Amount - 50% of lamp/fixture cost capped at $10 per lamp.

Eligibility - GCEA member with active account.

Restrictions - Maximum 50 bulbs/fixtures per account each year for installation within GCEA's service area.


Disclaimer: Some LEDs may not qualify due to restrictions imposed by Tri-State rules and regulations. Members should verify whether bulbs/fixtures are qualified before purchasing.