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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) -- A new report shows thousands of Coloradans are missing out on energy cost savings based on what side of the street they live on.

The consumer advocacy group CoPIRG released a new report today that thousands of Colorado residents do not have access to dozens of energy saving programs because of what side of the street they live on.

Residents on one side of the street could save hundreds while neighbors on the other side of the street are left in the dark.

In Grand Junction, Xcel's service territory meets Grand Valley Power on 29th Road.

Excel service territory residents have access to many energy efficient programs while residents in Grand Valley Power's area has very limited access to programs.

"Were talking to their consumers, and we think the best way to change a lot of groups, organizations and companies, is direct consumer input and feedback so were educating their consumers about the importance's of energy efficiency," says CoPIRG’s Energy Associate, Keelin Kelly.

CoPIRG members will be visiting the neighborhoods around 29th and Bonito Avenue this Tuesday evening and Wednesday.

CoPIRG encourages residents to contact their energy providers to find out more information about energy saving programs they could be eligible for.

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