Fort Collins Utilities Observes Public Power Week, October 4-10
Posted on: Oct-05-2020
The safety, quality and reliability of our community’s electricity are top priorities for Fort Collins Utilities’ Light & Power. National Public Power Week, October 4-10, 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.
This year marks the 85th anniversary that Light & Power has adapted to changing technology and customer needs and has progressed beyond industry standards. Today, over 77,000 homes and businesses enjoy the many benefits of the state-of-the-art underground system, including remarkably high reliability over 99.99%. The utility operates and maintains over 2,000 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.
Tim McCollough, Deputy Director