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Longmont Power & Communications logoCommercial electric rates for 2014

Longmont Power & Communications' commercial customers pay the lowest electric in Colorado.

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

Commercial Energy Rate (CE): Customers with less than 50 kW demand per month pay for electricity consumed as measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). A $16.40 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.

When annual energy use exceeds 15,000 kWh, customers may choose to be on the Commercial Demand Rate (CD). When monthly use is 12,000 kWh or more or when demand exceed 30 kW, LPC may install a demand meter to determine the actual highest 15-minute integrated demand.

Energy Charge, per kWh
7.80¢ per kWh

 

Commercial Demand Rate (CD): Customers exceeding 50 kW demand in any two consecutive months pay for electricity consumed as measured in kilowatt hours (kWh) and for electric demand as measured in kilowatts (kW). Demand is the highest 15-minute integrated demand occurring during the billing period. A $42.30 monthly service charge also appears on your 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.

If demand does not exceed 50 kW for 12 consecutive months, customers may choose the Commercial Energy (CE) rate.

Energy Charge, per kWh
4.31¢ per kWh

Demand Charge, per kW

$12.00

 

Commercial Coincident Demand Rate (CCD): Customers whose demand exceeds 800 kW in two consecutive months pay for electricity consumed as measured in kilowatt hours (kWh) and for coincident and maximum electric demand as measured in kilowatts (kW). Coincident demand is the 60-minutes integrated demand recorded during the Platte River Power Authority system peak hour and day in the billing period. Rates are developed for individual customers. Maximum demand will be the highest 15-minute integrated demand occurring during the billing period. For detailed CCD information, visit LPC's Rates and Regulations Governing Electric Service.

Customer Charge Based on cost of service to customer
Energy Charge, per kWh Based on cost of service to customer

Coincident Demand Charge, per kW

Based on cost of service to customer

Maximum Demand Charge, per kWh Based on cost of service to customer

 

Commercial Contract Rate (CC): A contract rate is available to customers whose monthly aggregated demand exceeds 800 kW. The contract establishes services to be provided and the amount charged.

 

Renewable Energy Rate (R): Customers can purchase electricity generated from renewable energy such as wind, landfill gas and renewable energy credits (RECs).

Energy Charge:

2.96¢ per kWh in addition to standard rate

Commercial Energy Self Generation Rate (CEGE): Business customers who own, operate and maintain their own generation equipment, including but not limited to photovoltaics, fuel cells and micro-turbines limited to a maximum of 50 kW are eligible for this rate.

Customer/Distribution System Charge:

$53.50

Energy Charge, per kWh, below the average monthly kWh in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class.
5.61¢

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

7.80¢

 

 

Commercial Demand Self Generation Rate (CDGE): Business customers who own, operate and maintain their own generation equipment, including but not limited to photovoltaics, fuel cells and micro-turbines equal to or exceeding 50 kW are eligible for this rate.

Customer/Distribution System Charge:

$42.30

Energy Charge, per kWh
4.31¢

Demand Charge, per maximum kW

$12.00