The mission of Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) is to ensure that all low-income Coloradans can meet their home energy needs.
No one should be left out in the cold. When declining federal assistance couldn't keep up with the escalating energy costs of the 1980s, the Colorado Governor's Office sought an innovative solution to help low-income Coloradans stay warm and safe at home.
The answer? Energy Outreach Colorado - originally established as the Colorado Energy Assistance Foundation. We've been here since 1989, through boom times and bust, championing affordable home energy for all Coloradans.
Since inception, EOC has worked with community organizations, energy companies, policy makers, and individual supporters to deliver nationally-recognized programs to help low-income Coloradans afford home energy. Along the way, we have raised millions of dollars for emergency energy bill payment assistance, emergency furnace repair, education, and weatherization programs to lower energy costs and usage.
"Energy Outreach Colorado is a valuable, credible and nonpartisan resource that has worked closely with Xcel Energy and helped Colorado develop some of the most innovative, inclusive and affordable energy policies and programs in the nation." - David Eves, President, Xcel Energy, Colorado
"The reasons that we as a family support EOC are simple…charity should begin at home, and Colorado is our home; EOC is well run; and most importantly, EOC helps keep folks in their homes with a helping hand to get them through." - Witter Family
"Energy Outreach Colorado is an effective and critically-needed voice for low-income consumers in our state. Colorado is a leader in forward-looking and innovative energy policies and EOC's role is important to ensure all types of consumers and interest are fairly represented." - Pamela Patton, Former Colorado Public Utilities Commissioner