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Purchase Clean, Renewable Energy

Residents and businesses in Fort Collins can purchase clean, renewable energy for an additional 2.65 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on top of their normal utility bill.*

2017 Green Energy Program Rates

In January, the price of green energy will increase from 2.544 to 2.65 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). The increase will cover operating and maintenance costs from Platte River Power Authority, our wholesale electric provider. Customers who are subscribed at 100 percent of their electric use will see a 4.2 percent increase to the Green Energy line item on their monthly utility bill, as the rate increases to 2.65 cents/kWh.

For the remainder of customers, Utilities will modify the size of available blocks of green energy in order to keep the price the same as in 2016. For example, instead of purchasing a 208-kWh block/month, customers will now be subscribed to a 200-kWh block/month, keeping the charge the same.

Letters will be mailed out to green energy customers in December with information on how to proceed. Please make sure your mailing address is up to date.


Get Started

For a complete list of the resources included in the Green Energy Program view the Prospective Product Content Label here (PDF 143KB). The document also contains a Historical Product Content Label where you can see what customers received last year.

Complete the residential agreement form (PDF 274KB) or commercial agreement form (PDF 220KB) and mail, fax or email it to Utilities using the information listed at the bottom of the form. Contact Utilities to have the form mailed to you.

By participating in this program you agree to the Pricing, Terms and Conditions (PDF 130KB).

To cancel or change your participation in this program, complete and return the Change Request Form (PDF 150 KB) or contact Utilities to have the form mailed to you.


Green-e Energy Certification

Fort Collins Utilities' Green Energy Program 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.


Our Energy Goals

In addition to the voluntary Green Energy Program, one percent of electric revenue is allocated for funding the renewable energy objectives of the Utilities Energy Policy (PDF 547KB).


*This price is subject to change. (As required by City Charter and City Code, a six percent PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) is added to all electric rates, including wind.)

Disclaimer: Green Energy charges are calculated based on "kWh used." Net meter customers may have additional excess kWh generated that are not included in this calculation.

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Service Disclosure

Your purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) is supporting electricity production in Wyoming, Colorado and Oklahoma. For every unit of renewable electricity generated, an equivalent amount of RECs is produced. The purchase of RECs helps reduce conventional electricity generation in the region where the renewable electricity generator is located. The purchase also helps build a market for renewable electricity and may have other local and global environmental benefits such as reducing global climate change and regional air pollution. For more information about RECs, please visit green-e.org or read additional information about renewable energy certificates (RECs). (PDF 20KB)

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