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Commercial Electric Rates#

2023 Rate Changes
  • Electric: 5% average increase due to a wholesale cost increase, costs related to distribution operation and maintenance and capital investment projects like transformer and streetlight replacements.
  • Water: 4% increase to help fund capital investments like pipe and meter replacements and the water treatment facility roof replacement.
  • Wastewater: 4% increase to help fund capital investments like improvements at the Drake Water Reclamation Facility and collection system replacement.
  • Stormwater: 3% increase to help fund capital investments like the Oak Street Outfall and stream rehabilitation

More Details from Council First Reading and Presentation

2022 Rate Changes

It is Fort Collins Utilities’ rate philosophy that adjustments should be gradual and modest to avoid large increases in any given year.

Small, steady rate increases cover the costs of delivering reliable electric, water, wastewater and stormwater services to our customers now and into the future. Rates provide the funding needed for ongoing maintenance, infrastructure improvements and construction projects throughout our community.

  • Electric: 2% increase due to a projected wholesale cost increase.
  • Water: No rate increase.
  • Wastewater: No rate increase. 
  • Stormwater: No rate increase

Commercial and industrial electric rates are determined by Utilities' costs to serve each rate class. Rate classes are based on the facility's average monthly demand for electricity (see the Rate Code* column on your bill).

See collapsable sections below or check out our printable rates sheet for more information. Prices are effective January 2023.

Small commercial (E200* series): average monthly demand less than 25 kilowatts (kW)

Small Commercial E200* Series#

This rate applies to commercial accounts with average monthly demand of less than 25 kilowatts (kW). This rate includes:

  • Electric energy - Total amount of electricity used in a month (measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh)), plus a fixed charge for metering and billing.

During the summer months (June, July, August, September), higher rates for energy (kWh) will be charged to cover the costs of purchasing power from Platte River Power Authority, the City's wholesale electricity provider.

E200-E240 Monthly Electric Rates (includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes)
Electric Energy:
E200, E201, E240: Single-phase, 200-amp service
$10.65
E202: Single-phase, above 200-amp service
$22.79
E203: Three-phase, 200-amp service 
$13.89
E204: Three-phase, above 200-amp service
$26.87
Energy and Demand Charges per kWh:
Summer (Jun-Sept)
12.08¢ / kWh
Non-Summer (Oct-May)
10.71¢ / kWh

Prices are effective starting January 2023. Actual rates charged may vary slightly due to rounding.

E200-E204, E240 are the rate codes printed on the monthly bill. Rate codes may also begin with the letter A or B for service in annexed areas where additional Rural Electric Association (REA) service rights fees apply. Fees equal to 5% are added to A rates and 25% service rights fees are added to B rates.

 

Small Commercial Net Metering Rates#

Consumption of energy for net metering customers will be measured on a monthly basis and billed at the applicable seasonal rate. Excess energy produced and delivered to the utility will be credited based on the Net Metering Credits table below.

Net Metering Credits
Energy credit 6.17¢ / kWh

Fort Collins Municipal Code Sec. 26-466, 7, 8.

Mid-size commercial (E250* series): average monthly demand between 25 and 49 kW

Mid-Size Commercial E250* Series#

This rate applies to commercial accounts with monthly average electric demand between 25 and 49 kilowatts (kW). These rates include:

  • Electric energy - Total amount of electricity used in a month (measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh)), plus a fixed charge for metering and billing.
  • Electric demand - The highest 15-minute demand (kW) during the billing period.

During the summer months (June, July, August and September), higher rates for energy (kWh) will be charged to cover the costs of purchasing power from Platte River Power Authority, the City's wholesale electricity provider.

E-250 Monthly Electric Rates (includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes)  
Electric Energy:  
E250, E251: Single-phase, 200-amp service
$10.65  
E252: Single-phase, above 200-amp service
$22.79  
E253: Three-phase, 200-amp service
$13.89  
E254: Three-phase, above 200-amp service
$26.87  
Energy Charges per kWh:  
Summer (Jun-Sept)
7.71¢ per kWh  
Non-Summer (Oct-May)
7.71¢ per kWh  
Demand Charges per kWh:  
Summer (Jun-Sept)
$11.34 per kW  
Non-Summer (Oct-May)
$6.47 per kW  
Actual rates charged may vary slightly due to rounding. Prices are effective starting January 2023.

E251-E254 is the rate code printed on the monthly bill.  Rate codes may also begin with the letter A or B for service in annexed areas where additional Rural Electric Association (REA) service rights fees apply.  Fees equal to 5% are added to A rates and 25% service rights fees are added to B rates.

Mid-Size Commercial Net Metering Rates#

Consumption of energy for net metering customers will be measured on a monthly basis and billed at the applicable seasonal rate. Excess energy produced and delivered to the utility will be credited based on the Net Metering Credits table below.

Net Metering Credits
Energy credit 6.17¢ / kWh

 

Fort Collins Municipal Code Sec. 26-466, 7, 8.

Large commercial (E300* series): average monthly demand between 50 and 749 kW

Large Commercial E300* Series#

This rate applies to commercial accounts with average monthly demand between 50 and 749 kilowatts (kW). This rate includes:

  • Electric energy - Total amount of electricity used in a month (measured in kWh), plus a fixed charge for metering and billing.
  • Facility demand - The facility's highest one-hour demand (kW) during the billing period, or 70% of the highest demand for the previous 11 months. (Facility demand charges cover the cost of the operation, maintenance and replacement of the electric distribution system used to serve customers. The greater the demand each customer requires of the electric system, the greater the cost to operate, maintain and replace the electric distribution system.)
  • Coincident peak - Hourly facility demand (kW) during the monthly system peak hour

Learn the difference between facility demand and coincident peak.

View your electric use data online with ElectriConnect (MV-Web).

E-300* (GS-50) Monthly Electric Rates (includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes)  
Electric Energy  
Fixed Charge, per account
$28.62  
Energy Charge  
Summer (Jun-Sept)
4.77¢ / kWh  
Non-Summer (Oct-May)
4.77¢ / kWh  
Electric Demand  
Facility Demand
$10.76 / kW  
Coincident Peak Demand Charge
 
Summer (Jun-Sept)
$16.17 / kW  
Non-Summer (Oct-May)
$13.25 / kW  
Actual rates charged may vary slightly due to rounding. Prices are effective starting January 2023.

E300-E370+ are the rate codes printed on the monthly bill. Rate codes may also begin with the letter A or B for service in annexed areas where additional Rural Electric Association (REA) service rights fees apply. Fees equal to 5% are added to A rates and 25% service rights fees are added to B rates.

Large Commercial Net Metering Rates#

Consumption of energy for net metering customers will be measured on a monthly basis and billed at the applicable seasonal rate. Excess energy produced and delivered to the utility will be credited based on the Net Metering Credits table below.

Net Metering Credits
Energy credit 6.17¢ / kWh

Important details may not be included in this summary. Information about power-factor requirements and charges, standby service, parallel generation or special services are included in the Fort Collins City Code Chapter 26, starting with section 26-462.

Industrial (E400* series): average monthly demand of 750 kW and above

Industrial E400* Series#

This rate applies to commercial accounts with an average monthly demand of 750 kilowatts (kW) or greater. This rate includes:

  • Electric energy - Total amount of electricity used in a month (measured in kWh), plus fixed charges for metering and billing
  • Facility demand - The facility's highest one-hour average demand during the billing period, or 75% of the highest demand for the previous 11 months. (Facility demand charges cover the cost of the operation, maintenance and replacement of the electric distribution system used to serve customers. The greater the demand each customer requires of the electric system, the greater the cost to operate, maintain and replace the electric distribution system.)
  • Coincident peak - The facility's demand for electricity during the time when electricity demand systemwide is highest

Learn the difference between facility demand and coincident peak.

 

E-400* (GS-750) Monthly Electric Rates (includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes)
Electric Energy
Fixed Charge, per account
$39.22
Additional charge for metering each additional metering point
$23.92
Energy Charge
Summer (Jun-Sept)
4.70¢ per kWh
Non-Summer (Oct-May)
4.70¢ per kWh
Facility Demand Charge
First 750 kW of Facility Demand, per kW
$11.75 per kW
All additional kW of Facility Demand, per kW
$6.94 per kW
Coincident Peak Demand Charge
Summer (Jun-Sept)
$15.11 per kW
Non-Summer (Oct-May)
$12.56 per kW

Actual rates charged may vary slightly due to rounding. Prices are effective starting January 2023.

E400-E420+ are the rate codes printed on the monthly bill.  Rate codes may also begin with the letter A or B for service in annexed areas where additional Rural Electric Association (REA) service rights fees apply.  Fees equal to 5% are added to A rates and 25% service rights fees are added to B rates.

Additional charges apply to E400 Series accounts that are secondary metered and/or do not own their own transformers. 

GS 750 Net Metering Rates#

Consumption of energy for net metering customers will be measured on a monthly basis and billed at the applicable seasonal rate. Excess energy produced and delivered to the utility will be credited based on the Net Metering Credits table below.

Net Metering Credits
Energy credit 4.43¢

Important details are not included in this summary. Information about power-factor requirements and charges, standby service, parallel generation or special services are included in the Fort Collins City Code Chapter 26, starting with section 26-462.

*Rate codes appear on monthly bills. They begin with the letter "E", plus the number representing the commercial rate class (e.g. E200, E250, E300 or E400). They also may begin with the letter "A" or "B" for service in an annexed area where additional Rural Electric Association (REA) service-rights fees apply. Fees of 5% are added to "A" rates, while 25% service-rights fees are added to "B" rates.

Service charges may apply.


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