The Longmont City Council is considering an update to Longmont’s electric and water rates. The proposed rates will remain competitive with other Front Range communities and will also allow Longmont to:
- Upgrade the city’s electric metering system to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).
- Improve the Customer Information System (CIS) used for utility billing.
- Adopt seasonal energy rates to encourage greater energy efficiency in the summer months.
- Expand water treatment capacity to replace a retiring auxiliary treatment plant.
- Replace water lines and infrastructure, pay wholesale electric costs, and otherwise cover needed maintenance, operational, and improvement costs for the utilities.
Information on the proposed rates were presented to the City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting. The ordinances to change the rates will be considered by the Council at its Oct. 22 and Dec. 3 meetings. If adopted, the new rates will take effect in 2020.
Rebates and Savings
Longmont prides itself on providing quality utility service to its residents and businesses at a reasonable cost. The community also has a number of options available to help keep bills low, including:
- Efficiency Works, which helps homes and businesses find ways to save money and energy.
- Longmont CAReS, which offers financial assistance and rebates in a number of services for income-qualified residents.
- Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE) (Xternal link), which offers free energy efficiency upgrades for income-qualified residents.
If you have questions or comments about the proposed rates, please contact your City Council representative.