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Xcel Energy's Renewable Energy Trust (RET)

Xcel Energy’s Renewable Energy Trust (RET) is a grant program that supports renewable energy projects for Colorado nonprofit organizations and public entities. The program is funded through contributions from Xcel Energy residential and business customers either with lump-sum donations or through a premium on energy bills. The fund is administered through The Denver Foundation as a donor-advised fund. For more information on this program please visit the RET page on the Xcel Energy Website.

The next deadline for applications is on May 15, 2018. For more information, please refer to the Grant Application. Applicants to the May 15 deadline should expect notification of awards in July 2018. 

Proposals including attachments should be submitted in a single pdf document to

For questions about the proposal or the RET program related to your specific project, email the RET program manager at