Light & Power#
Safe, Reliable and Affordable Electric Service#
Fort Collins Light & Power provides reliable electric service to Fort Collins homes and businesses. With over 99% of our power system underground, the Light & Power utility is 99.99% reliable, meaning power outages are few and far between.
We are committed to providing ‘round-the-clock, world-class service to our community.
Fort Collins Utilities receives its power supply from Platte River Power Authority, which is a wholesale electricity provider for the cities of Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland and Estes Park.
Report a Power Outage
We are committed to providing ‘round-the-clock, world-class service to our community. Find electric outages affecting your area with our real-time outage map. To report an outage, call 970-221-6710.
By the Numbers#
- 75,500+ customers (63,000+ residential, 8,300+ commercial)
- 12,000 municipal streetlights
- 2,000 miles of primary conductor cable
- 650 floodlights
- 8,600 transformers
- 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations
- 7 substations
- 46% renewable energy
100% Renewable Future
Fort Collins is a leader in the transition to sustainable and resilient local energy systems to serve the community’s 2050 carbon-neutral future.
Most Fort Collins homes, businesses and schools are equipped with advanced (smart) electric meters.
Electric rates include both fixed and variable charges. Learn how your rate is calculated.
Learn more about the history of our electric utility.
Awards and Recognition
Fort Collins Utilities is a Diamond Level RP3 designated utility and a Smart Energy Provider.
Service Area Map
Utilities provides electric service to more than 70,500 homes and businesses over 55+ square miles.
Policies, Plans and Reports#
Our Climate Future Plan
This OCF Plan is about the future of everyone in Fort Collins in these times of climate change, and it is our community guide to creating the carbon-neutral, zero waste, and 100% renewable electricity future we desire.
Community Energy Report
Together, we are achieving results in efficiency, renewables and grid flexibility to reach our goals and transform community energy systems. Each year we track our community's progress. Review the most recent report by clicking the button below.
Programs and Projects#
Utilities staff use a scale model of a typical overhead power line that carries 15,000 volts of electricity to educate about safety around power lines.
Electric System Monitoring
Older or damaged low-voltage cables can cause electrical faults, which energize street-level surfaces. Utilities surveys its electric system to minimize risk to the public.
Art in Public Places - Transformer Cabinet Murals#
In 2006, Fort Collins Utilities partnered with the Art in Public Places Program to come up with a plan to help mitigate graffiti, reduce maintenance costs on electrical equipment and add art to the Fort Collins community.
The resulting Transformer Cabinet Murals program works with local artists and non-profit groups to paint transformer cabinets with bright, colorful murals that add a unique identity to Fort Collins.
Guidelines and Resources#
Learn more about how our electricity is delivered to you in the Source to Switch video.
Did You Know?
Installing cooking vent hood controls with VFD fans and sensors (rebates available) at your business can help save energy and money.
Setting your refrigerator to recommended 38-40 degrees Fahrenheit and freezer to 0 degrees Fahrenheit helps save energy.
Only pee, poo and toilet paper should be flushed. Everything else should be thrown in the trash.