San Isabel Electric pays SIEA members cash for certain energy efficient projects. The amounts vary but can be substantial. Rebates are only available for SIEA members.
As a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative, costs for providing electricity are spread out equally across the membership. So, when SIEA member-owners make energy efficiency upgrades to use less power, the co-op doesn’t have to buy as much power. So, when you save, the whole cooperative saves too.