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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Parallel Generation

Generate On-site Electricity

Parallel generation refers to the production of electricity directly by consumers rather than the purchase of it from an electric utility. If you generate electricity parallel to Fort Collins Utilities' grid, follow these steps:

1. Before Purchasing Equipment

  • Review Fort Collins' Interconnection Standards (PDF 353KB).
  • Meet with Utilities staff early to review your plans.
  • Submit parallel generation application (PDF 45KB). Contact your contractor and/or equipment manufacturer for assistance obtaining information required in the application.
  • Check out information on Utilities' solar rebates, if applicable.

2. Sign Contractual Agreement
Utilities will develop an agreement to provide credit for the electricity you generate and address standby and other charges.

3. Purchase Equipment and Install System
Wait until application is approved and contractual agreement is signed.

4. Request Inspection from Fort Collins Utilities
This requirement is in addition to inspections by Fort Collins Building and Zoning.

  • Contact Utilities to schedule inspection.
  • If system fails inspection, complete required changes and request re-inspection.
  • When system passes, receive Permit to Operate from Utilities.

5. Operate System and Receive Bill Credits