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Residential Electric Rates#

When You Use Electricity Is As Important As How Much You Use#

With TOD, the price you pay for your electric use changes based on the time of day, day of the week and season. TOD pricing offers customers the opportunity to take control of their electric bill and lower their costs. 

Save money by shifting your electric use to the lower-priced, off-peak hours or by reducing your overall use.

FAQs

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On-Peak and Off-Peak Hours

TOD has two levels of pricing: off-peak and on-peak, and two seasons: non-summer and summer.

TOD Non-Summer Bar Chart showing off-peak and on-peak hours

Lower-Priced Hours

Off-peak prices are about 70% less than on-peak prices and there are 19-20 off-peak hours each weekday (depending on season).

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Did You Know?

Throughout the year, most customers use approximately 80% of their electricity during the lower-priced, off-peak hours.

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  • Off-peak hours: 19-20 hours each weekday (depending on the season), all weekend hours and major holidays  
    • Major holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas (as observed)
    • See pricing details below.
  • On-peak non-summer hours (Oct, 1 - April 30): 5-9 p.m., weekdays only
    • See pricing details below. 
  • On-peak summer hours (May 1 - Sept. 30): 2-7 p.m., weekdays only
    • See pricing details below.
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If you are unable to pay your bill, please contact us as soon as possible at 970-212-2900 to set up a payment arrangement or to be connected with one of our partner agencies that distribute payment assistance on our behalf. You may also request payment assistance by calling Catholic Charities Larimer County, 970-484-5010, or La Familia/The Family Center, 970-221-1615. 

Utilities’ Affordability Program offers additional resources, including the Income-Qualified Assistance Program (discounted rates to customers who receive LEAP/applications accepted through LEAP), Payment Assistance Fund and Medical Assistance Program.

Energy-Saving Tips#

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Shift Your Use

Consider doing household chores like laundry or running your dishwasher before noon, or if you’re a night owl, later in the evening.

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Adjust Your Thermostat

Adjust the setting on your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter months and a few degrees higher in the summer months.

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Avoid Wasting Power

Did you know a lot of electronics use electricity even when turned off? Use power strips or unplug unused appliances to avoid wasting 'vampire' power.

Little changes can make a big difference. Learn how to maximize your savings during on-peak hours and see how costs compare to use certain appliances for one hour during on-peak and off-peak hours. 

More Tips

Pricing Details#

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Time-of-Day Residential Rate Change Request Form.

Fort Collins Utilities has verified rate assignments based on whether a residence is heated entirely by non-electric heat sources (gas furnaces or gas boilers) or all-electric heat sources (electric baseboards or electric heat pumps). 

Residential customers with gas furnaces or gas boilers (approximately 90+ percent of customers) are on the TOD Rate as shown below.

Residential customers with electric baseboards or electric heat pumps (those with all-electric heat homes without gas heating) are on the Electric Heat TOD Rate as shown in the 'TOD Pricing - Electric Heat Customers' section.

TOD Pricing Estimator

TOD Rate (Includes PILOTs)
This rate applies to all residential customers who have a gas furnace or gas boiler that serves as the primary heat source.

Examples:

  • Residences heated with a gas furnace for any portion of the home.
  • Residences heated by hot water baseboards via a gas boiler.
  • Residences heated by a geothermal or mini-split heat pump without backup electric baseboard heat.
Effective January 2021
Fixed Charge
Paid by all customers each month
$8.59

Summer
May-September

On-Peak
Monday-Friday
2-7 p.m.

26.24¢ / kWh

($0.2624 / kWh)

Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*

7.19¢ / kWh

($0.0719 / kWh)

Non-Summer
October-April
On-Peak
Monday-Friday
5-9 p.m.

22.42¢ / kWh

($0.2242 / kWh)

Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*

7.19¢ / kWh

($0.0719 / kWh)

Tier Charge
Additional charge for all kWh used in excess of 700 kWh in any month.

2.46¢ / kWh

($0.0246 / kWh)

*New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas (as observed)

 

Check out our printable rates sheet for more information.

Actual charges may vary due to rounding.

Service charges may apply.

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Time-of-Day Residential Rate Change Request Form.

Fort Collins Utilities has verified rate assignments based on whether a residence is heated entirely by non-electric heat sources (gas furnaces or gas boilers) or all-electric heat sources (electric baseboards or electric heat pumps).

Residential customers with electric baseboards or electric heat pumps (homes without gas heating) are on the Electric Heat TOD Rate, as shown below, without a tier charge for use over 700 kWh.

Customers with gas furnaces or gas boilers are placed on the TOD Rate as shown in the above 'TOD Pricing' section. 

TOD Pricing Estimator

Electric Heat TOD Rate (Includes PILOT*)
This rate applies to all residential customers with all-electric heating (electric-resistive) as the primary heat source for the home.

Examples:

  • Residences heated solely by electric baseboard heaters.
  • Residences heated by an electric heat pump through a central duct system.
  • Residences heated by a geothermal or mini-split heat pump with backup electric baseboard heat.
Effective January 2021

Fixed Charge
Paid by all customers each month

$8.59

Summer
May-September

On-Peak
Monday-Friday
2-7 p.m.

27.08¢ / kWh

($0.2708 / kWh)

Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*

8.04¢ / kWh

($0.0804 / kWh)

Non-Summer
October-April
On-Peak
Monday-Friday
5-9 p.m.

23.26¢ / kWh

($0.2326 / kWh)

Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*

8.04¢ / kWh

($0.0804 / kWh)

Tier Charge
There is not a tier charge for this rate.
N/A
*New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas (as observed)  

Check out our printable rates sheet for more information.

*PILOTs: A 6 percent payment in lieu of taxes that is calculated on electric, water and wastewater rates. PILOTs are 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.

Only the primary heating source determines the type of TOD rate for customers, not solar (PV), electric vehicle charging or other factors.

Actual charges may vary due to rounding.

Service charges may apply.

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Residential Solar#

For an example of your net metering bill, click here.

Solar PV (net metered) customers will continue to receive credits for solar energy returned to the grid, based on the off-peak and on-peak hours as shown below.

Fort Collins Utilities verified TOD rate assignments based on whether a residence is heated primarily by non-electric heat sources (gas furnaces or gas boilers) or by all-electric heat sources (electric baseboards or electric heat pumps) according to Larimer County Assessor records.

Only the primary heating source determines the type of TOD rate for customers, not solar (PV), electric vehicle charging or other factors.

Residential customers with gas furnaces or gas boilers (approximately 90+ percent of customers) are on the TOD Rate. Residential customers with electric baseboards or electric heat pumps (homes without gas heating) are on the Electric Heat TOD Rate.

TOD Pricing Estimator

TOD Credit Rate  Electric Heat TOD Credit Rate 
Effective January 2021
This rate applies to all residential customers who have a gas furnace or gas boiler that serves as the primary heat source. This rate applies to all residential customers with electric-resistive (all-electric) heating as the primary heat source for the home.

Examples:

  • Residences heated with a gas furnace or boiler for any portion of the home.
  • Residences heated by hot water baseboards via a gas boiler.
  • Residences heated by a geothermal or mini-split heat pump without backup electric baseboard heat.
Solar Credits

Examples:

  • Residences heated solely by electric baseboard heaters.
  • Residences heated by an electric heat pump through a central duct system.
  • Residences heated by a geothermal or mini-split heat pump with backup electric baseboard heat.
Solar Credits
Summer
May-September
On-Peak
Monday-Friday
2-7 p.m.

-24.18¢ / kWh
(-$0.2418)

Summer
May-September

On-Peak
Monday-Friday
2-7 p.m.
-24.80¢ / kWh
(-$0.2480)
Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*
-6.21¢ / kWh
(-$0.0621)
Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*
-6.83¢ / kWh
(-$0.0683)
Non-Summer
October-April
On-Peak
Monday-Friday
5-9 p.m.
-20.57¢ / kWh
(-$0.2057)
Non-Summer
October-April
On-Peak
Monday-Friday
5-9 p.m.
-21.19¢ / kWh
(-$0.2119)
Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*
-6.21¢ / kWh
(-$0.0621)
Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*

-6.83¢ / kWh
(-$0.0683)

*New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas (as observed)

Credits for returned energy do not have a tiered rate component.

Only the primary heating source determines the type of TOD rate for customers, not solar (PV), electric vehicle charging or other factors.

Check out our printable rates sheet for more information.

Community Solar#

For an example of your community solar bill, click here

Community Solar customers will continue to receive credits for solar energy returned to the grid by the Riverside array, based on the off-peak and on-peak hours as shown below. 

TOD Pricing Estimator

Community Solar TOD Rate 
Effective January 2021 Community Solar Credits 

Summer
May-September 

On-Peak
Monday-Friday
2-7 p.m. 

-23.10¢ / kWh
($0.2310 / kWh)

Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays* 

-5.13¢ / kWh
($0.0513 / kWh)

Non-Summer
October-April 

On-Peak
Monday-Friday
5-9 p.m. 

-19.49¢ / kWh
($0.1949 / kWh)

Off-Peak
All other hours, weekends and major holidays*

-5.13¢ / kWh
($0.0513 / kWh)
*New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas (as observed)

Credits for returned energy do not have a tiered rate component.

Check out our printable rates sheet for more information.

Actual charges may vary due to rounding.

Service charges may apply.

Resources#

For detailed information, see the Fort Collins City Code Chapter 26, starting with section 26-462.