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Renewable sources of power play an important role on our electric system. At the end of 2017, about 32 percent of our company-wide power supply came from wind, hydro, and solar resources.

These resources work to meet our customers’ energy needs by:

  • Ensuring we are not too dependent on any one power source
  • Producing clean power that helps us meet new, tougher environmental requirements

Click here to learn about Solar Energy Information

Click here to learn about our Renewable Power Program

Click here to sign up for our Renewable Power Program

 


Solar Energy Information

The instructions below are for LPC customers only. If you are not an LPC customer and want to set up a solar electric system, contact your utility company for more information. 

Solar Installation inside Longmont city limits

  • If you are an LPC customer and live in Weld County, your address falls inside City limits
  • If you live in Boulder County, but are unsure if you live within City limits, please contact Boulder County

Click here to download installation instructions if you are a customer living inside city limits

Click here to apply for a solar PV permit with the City of Longmont's Building Department

Solar Installation outside Longmont city limits

  • If you live in Boulder County, but are unsure if you live within City limits, please contact Boulder County

Click here to download installation instructions if you are a customer living outside city limits

 


Wind Energy: Renewable Power Purchase Program

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Nature's Energy is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org[green-e.org]

Longmont 's renewable energy is purchased from Platte River Power Authority, our wholesale electricity provider. Platte River acquires renewable energy from a variety of sources, including:

  • Silver Sage Wind Project
  • Wind energy generated at the Medicine Bow (Wyoming) Wind Project, owned and operated by Medicine Bow Wind, LLC. Platte River has purchased a power agreement through 2033.
  • Renewable energy produced by Platte River resources combined with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from wind facilities owned by other utilities.


Program Details

The energy mix from Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) contains 19.0% hydroelectric power and 12.3% renewable power. But for those customers who want to receive certified green power, LPC offers the Renewable Power Purchase Program at an additional subscription cost. Subscribers must commit to the program for a minimum of 12 months.

Residents

100 kWh blocks of energy are available for an additional $3.12 per month.

Businesses

500 kWh blocks of energy are available for an additional
$15.60 per month.

Want 100% of your energy to come from renewable sources?

For an extra cost of 3.12 cents per kWh, you can source all of your electric usage from renewable energy.

Did you know?

• LPC’s electric rates are among the lowest in Colorado. Even when combined with the cost of a Renewable Power Purchase subscription, rates remain 31% lower than state average.

• Subscribers help support the purchase of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates (REC’s), which account for the environmental benefits found in renewable generation.

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% 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.


For a complete list of the resources included in the Renewable Power Purchase Program as well as what customers received in 2016, click on the Product Content links below.

Click to sign up now for renewable energy

Residential Pricing, Terms, Conditions, and Electric Product Content Label

Business Pricing, Terms, Conditions, and Electric Product Content Label

 
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