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Residential electric rates for 2014

Longmont Power & Communications' residential customers pay some of the lowest electric rates of 58 utilities in Colorado.

These descriptions are a summary. For a complete description, visit LPC's Rates and Regulations Governing Electric Service.

Residential Energy Rate (RE): Under this rate, customers pay for the electricity they consume as measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). The less electricity used, the lower the kWh rate will be. A $10.40 standard monthly service charge also appears on customer utility bills to cover the cost of distribution power lines, transformer expense, substation expense, meter overhead and maintenance, meter reading, billing and customer service. These represent the fixed costs to provide service to each customer regardless of usage amounts.

Tier 1 Up to 750 kWh

7.55¢ per kWh

Tier 2 751 - 1,500 kWh
8.23¢ per kWh
Tier 3 1,501 or more kWh

9.30¢ per kWh

Residential Demand Rate (RD): This demand rate is an option for homes that use electricity as a primary source of heat, as well as for customers with annual energy usage exceeding 15,000 kWh. On this rate, customers pay for each kWh consumed and for each kW of electric demand. A $15.40 standard monthly service charge also appears on the utility bill to cover the cost of distribution power lines, transformer expense, substation expense, meter overhead and maintenance, meter reading, billing and customer service. These represent the fixed costs to provide service to each customer regardless of usage amounts.

Demand Charge:

$5.75 per kW

Energy Charge:

4.31¢ per kWh

The RD rate may be more cost effective for all-electric homes when customers are aware of how to control electric demand. Demand is a measurement of how much electricity is used at any point of time. The monthly kW demand charge is based on the highest 15-minute period of electricity use during each billing period. Spreading out the use of high demand heating elements and appliances over time instead of using them all at once will keep demand lower and help reduce customer electric bills. Using a demand controller can also be beneficial.

Renewable Energy Rate (R): Customers can purchase electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Customers must subscribe to LPC's renewable energy program for 12 consecutive months in blocks of 100 kWh.

Energy Charge:

2.96¢ per kWh in addition to standard rate

Residential Self Generation Rate (RGEN): Residential customers who own, operate and maintain their own generation equipment, including but not limited to photovoltaics, fuel cells and micro-turbines are eligible for this rate.

Customer/Distribution System Charge:

$22.40

Energy Charge, per kWh, below the average monthly kWh in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class.
5.90¢

Energy Charge, per kWh, above the average monthly kWh in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class.

7.55¢