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Longmont Power & Communications' residential customers pay some of the lowest electric rates of 58 utilities in Colorado.

Franchise Fee Information

We believe that providing great service means providing clear and transparent communication. LPC electric rates and service charges include the 8.64 percent Franchise Fee paid to the City of  Longmont General Fund. The General Fund covers services typically associated with local government such as Police, Fire, Parks, Recreation, Planning, Code Enforcement, Library, and Economic Development.

Even with the inclusion of the franchise fee, Longmont Power & Communications’ rates are among the lowest in both the state and the nation. For individuals wanting to compare LPC rates with other utilities or associations, we will be glad to help you get the most accurate comparison


These descriptions are a summary. For a complete description, visit LPC's Rates and Regulations

Residential Energy Rate (RE)

Under this rate, customers pay for the electricity they consume as measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). The less electricity used, the lower the kWh rate will be. A $12.40 standard monthly service charge also appears on customer utility bills to cover the cost of distribution power lines, transformer expense, substation expense, meter overhead and maintenance, meter reading, billing and customer service. These represent the fixed costs to provide service to each customer regardless of usage amounts.

 

Tier 1

Up to 750 kWh

7.55¢ per kWh

Tier 2

751 - 1,500 kWh

8.72¢ per kWh

Tier 3

1,501 or more kWh

9.99¢ per kWh

If a customer uses 1750 kWh in a month their bill looks like this:

Tier 1

750 kWh @ 7.55¢

 $56.63

Tier 2

750 kWh @ 8.72¢

 $65.40

Tier 3

250 kWh @ 9.99¢

 $24.98

 

Monthly Service Fee

 $12.40

 

Total Bill

 $159.41



Residential Demand Rate (RD):

This demand rate is an option for homes that use electricity as a primary source of heat, as well as for customers with annual energy usage exceeding 15,000 kWh. On this rate, customers pay for each kWh consumed and for each kW of electric demand. A $16.60 standard monthly service charge also appears on the utility bill to cover the cost of distribution power lines, transformer expense, substation expense, meter overhead and maintenance, meter reading, billing and customer service. These represent the fixed costs to provide service to each customer regardless of usage amounts.

Demand Charge:

$5.75 per kW

Energy Charge:

4.68¢ per kWh

The RD rate may be more cost effective for all-electric homes when customers are aware of how to control electric demand. Demand is a measurement of how much electricity is used at any point of time. The monthly kW demand charge is based on the highest 15-minute period of electricity use during each billing period. Spreading out the use of high demand heating elements and appliances over time instead of using them all at once will keep demand lower and help reduce customer electric bills. Using a demand controller can also be beneficial.

 

Renewable Energy Rate (RRU)

Customers can purchase electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Customers must subscribe to LPC's renewable energy program for 12 consecutive months in blocks of 100 kWh.

Energy Charge:

3.12¢ per kWh in addition to standard rate

 

Residential Self Generation Rate (RGEN)

Residential customers who generate electricity on their side of the meter using eligible renewable energy equipment, including but not limited to photovoltaics, fuel cells and micro-turbines are eligible for this rate.

Customer/Distribution System Charge:

$21.60

Energy Charge, per kWh, below the average monthly kWh in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class.

6.51¢

Energy Charge, per kWh, above the average monthly kWh in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class.

7.55¢

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