FORT COLLINS, CO – The safety, quality and reliability of our community’s electricity are top priorities for Fort Collins Utilities’ Light & Power. National Public Power Week, October 6-12, provides the opportunity to recognize the many behind-the-scenes employees who work year-round to ensure our energy supply remains safe and always available.
Since its establishment in 1935, Light & Power has adapted to changing technology and customer needs and has progressed beyond industry standards. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the underground electric distribution system. Over 70,500 homes and businesses enjoy the many benefits of the state-of-the-art underground system, including remarkably high reliability over 99%. The utility operates and maintains over 1,800 miles of electric lines, seven distribution substations and over 11,000 streetlights. Fort Collins benefits from some of the lowest rates in the state.
As a community-owned utility, our operations are not-for-profit and controlled locally. We are fully accountable to our customers and value local decision-making and customer service. As the utility progresses, youth and adult education, conservation programs and a variety of efficiency rebates provide awareness and savings opportunities that benefit both the customer and the environment.