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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.

The residential energy rate varies based on the season (summer or non-summer) and customers' use. This rate has a fixed charge and three tiers. Electricity costs more per kilowatt hour (kWh) as use increases.

Use the energy cost calculator (XLS 35KB) to estimate your bill based on seasonal rates and historic monthly use.

Fort Collins Utilities offers programs, incentives and tips to conserve energy. Learn more with the Your Electric Bill: How to Cut Costs and Cool Strategies for Summer Utility Savings videos.

2016 Rates

Monthly Residential Electric Rates
includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes
Fixed Charge, per month $5.37 $5.37
Usage Charge, per kWh
First 500 kWh, per kWh
$0.09222 $0.08565
Next 500 kWh, per kWh
$0.11045 $0.08999
All additional kWh
Energy Rate Codes:  E100, A100*, B100*

Effective on meter readings on or after Jan. 1, 2016

*Codes beginning with the letter 'A' or 'B' represent annexed areas where additional Rural Electric Association (REA) service-rights fees apply. A fee equal to 5 percent is added to 'A' rates and a 25 percent fee is added to 'B' rates.

Actual charges may vary due to rounding.

Service charges may apply.

Demand Rate - Optional for Electric Heated Homes

Residents who live in homes heated entirely with electricity may choose the demand rate. These customers must certify (PDF 30KB) to Utilities that their home is heated entirely with electricity. Depending on electric use, the residential energy rate may be more cost-effective.

For detailed information, see the Fort Collins City Code Chapter 26, starting with section 26-462. and the Electric Service Rules and Regulations (PDF 284KB).

Click 'Account Login' above to access online bill pay.

Medical Assistance Program

Qualifying households may receive utility bill discounts on electricity costs for medical equipment or air conditioning through the medical assistance program.

Meter Access

Customers are responsible for maintaining safe and unobstructed meter access.

PILOT: A 6 percent PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) is calculated on electric, water and wastewater rates. The PILOT is a payment to the City's general fund to replace revenue the City would have received from the utility in taxes and franchise fees if the utility were privately owned.