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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 2019 deadline was May 15. The next application period will be open on April 1, 2020 with a deadline of May 15, 2020.

Please see the 2019 Renewable Energy Trust Application and Guidelines on this page for requirements.

For questions about the proposal or the RET program related to your specific project, email the RET program manager at RETprogram@xcelenergy.com.