The mission of the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado (BEL-CO) is to advance beneficial electrification in Colorado’s buildings and industrial facilities through building leadership, sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, coordinating market development strategies, and increasing consumer awareness.
BEL-CO’s vision is to achieve a higher level of market penetration of heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and other efficient electric technologies in homes and businesses across Colorado.
Doing so will decrease customer costs, improve efficiency of utilization of grid resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and advance workforce opportunities through beneficial electrification to benefit all Coloradans.
Beneficial Electrification is the application of electricity to end-uses, where doing so satisfies at least one of the following conditions, without adversely affecting the others:
- save consumers money over time,
- benefit the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
- improve product quality or consumer quality of life, and
- foster a more robust and resilient grid.
Save Consumers Money Over Time
Decreasing Coloradan’s energy costs through efficient electric applications that would otherwise consume fossil fuels
Benefit the Environment and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The electric grids emissions are decreasing with the development of more renewables such as wind and solar. By continuously applying greater amounts of renewable electricity to end-use devices, overall GHG emissions will continue to decrease over time.
Improve Product Quality or Consumer Quality of Life
Increasing comfort, reliability and convenience of end-use technologies
Foster Grid Resiliency
Foster a more robust and resilient grid with new and developing technology