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Program success equivalent to powering 2,000 homes in 2022

FORT COLLINS, Colo., – In 2022, Efficiency Works, an energy efficiency program managed by Platte River Power Authority (Platte River) and its four owner communities, helped residential and commercial electricity customers save 22,838 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy, reducing carbon emissions by 16,138 tons, equivalent to reducing gasoline consumption by more than 1.8 million gallons annually.

“The success of Efficiency Works is built on the unity and collaboration between Platte River and our four owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland,” says Raj Singam Setti, chief transition and integration officer for Platte River. “Our customer programs, like Efficiency Works, highlight how much our region values energy efficiency and the power of a clean energy future. We will continue to support energy programs so commercial and residential customers can maximize their opportunities to save energy and money and reduce their carbon footprint over the long term.”

Over 1,300 homes received energy upgrades such as enhanced insulation, weather stripping or high-efficiency appliances, helping save participants more than $328,000 per year on future electricity bills. More than 100 of the upgraded homes were income-qualified customers receiving upgrades at little to no cost. In addition, Efficiency Works facilitated more than 600 upgrade projects with local businesses that will save over $1.9 million per year in operating costs, including $160,000 per year saved for businesses that directly serve the income-qualified community.

Since Platte River’s owner communities combined efforts to form Efficiency Works in 2014, commercial and residential customers have reduced their electric usage by more than 200,000 MWh, equivalent to the average annual energy consumption of nearly 18,000 homes.

Efficiency Works programs are available to residential or commercial customers of Estes Park Power and Communications, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications and Loveland Water and Power. To learn more about how you can participate, contact your utility or visit

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Efficiency Works
Efficiency Works unites the energy efficiency offerings of the northern Colorado utilities of Estes Park Power and Communications, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications, Loveland Water and Power, and Platte River Power Authority. Efficiency Works offers a variety of products and services to help customers save energy, water and money. For more information, visit

Platte River Power Authority

Platte River Power Authority is a not-for-profit, community-owned public power utility that generates and delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado, for delivery to their utility customers. For more information, visit

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