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Time-of-Use Rates

If approved by City Council in November, Fort Collins Utilities will transition to Time-of-Use (TOU) electric rates for all residential customers on Oct. 1, 2018. (Exact rates are not yet known; specific rates will be posted in late November/early December.)

With a TOU rate, when you use electricity is as important as how much electricity you use. The price you pay changes based on the time of day, the day of the week and the season.

Utilities conducted a pilot study in 2015-2016 to learn more about TOU rates and impacts in our community:

Learn more about TOU and what it means to you.

Learn how to read your Fort Collins Utilities bill.

The residential energy rate varies based on the season (summer or non-summer) and customers' use. This rate has a fixed charge and three tiers. Electricity costs more per kilowatt hour (kWh) as use increases.

Use our free online tool to track daily, weekly and monthly energy and water use costs and the energy cost calculator (XLS 35KB) for specifics on individual rates.

Learn about programs and services to help manage utility costs and Utilities' affordability portfolio, including bill assistance options, the Medical Assistance Program and Payment Assistance Fund.

Additional information is also available to help you understand your Fort Collins Utilities bill.

2017 Rates
Monthly Residential Electric Rates
includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes
Fixed Charge, per month $6.14 $6.14
Usage Charge, per kWh
First 500 kWh, per kWh
$0.09434 $0.08893
Next 500 kWh, per kWh
$0.11268 $0.09339
All additional kWh
Energy Rate Codes:  E100, A100*, B100*

Effective on meter readings on or after Jan. 1, 2017

*Codes beginning with the letter 'A' or 'B' represent annexed areas where additional Rural Electric Association (REA) service-rights fees apply. A fee equal to 5 percent is added to 'A' rates and a 25 percent fee is added to 'B' rates.

Actual charges may vary due to rounding.

View additional information about rate codes.

Service charges may apply.

Net Metering Information

Rates and credits for solar customers.

Demand Rate

The demand rate is available to those customers with homes heated entirely with electricity and who submitted verification prior to April 1, 2012, as stated in City Code. Alternatively, the energy rate may be more cost-effective for homes heated entirely with electricity, depending on household-specific electric use. New customers connected after April 1, 2012, will be billed on the residential energy rate.

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

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Medical Assistance Program

Qualifying households may receive utility bill discounts on electricity costs for medical equipment or air conditioning through the medical assistance program.

Meter Access

Customers are responsible for maintaining safe and unobstructed meter access.

PILOT: A 6 percent PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) is calculated on electric, water and wastewater rates. The PILOT is 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.

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