Statement on Time of Use Electric Rate Options: 3 is the Charm

 Statement updated on November 22, 2017  At its meeting on November 21st, City Council approved residential electric rate Option 3: a Time of Use (TOU) + Tier rate for all customers, except electric heat customers,…

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Statement on Time of Use Electric Rate Options

  Statement updated on July 9, 2017  The City of Fort Collins is presently considering changing its predominant residential electric rate from a “tiered” structure to a “time of use” (TOU) structure. A tiered rate structure…

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Comparison of FCSG TOU (Time of Use) Rate Recommendation to a Straight TOU Rate

 The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) recommends that the City adopt a TOU + tiered rate for the majority of its residential customers, with an option for a straight TOU rate for those customers with…

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PRPA Needs to Get Serious About Renewable Energy

  Posted on April 21, 2017  The Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) – which supplies power to Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Estes Park – is currently engaged in a “Customized Resource Planning” process in which…

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FCSG Statement on CAP Update and TOU Pilot Study

 Statement updated on March 3, 2017  At its work session on February 28th, Fort Collins City staff presented a Climate Action Plan (CAP) update to City Council. Staff also presented the results of a residential…

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FCSG Statement on Time of Use Pilot Project for Electric Rates

 Statement updated on May 13, 2014  The Fort Collins City Council considered whether or not to move forward with a “time of use pilot project for electric rates” at its work session on May 13th…

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Benefits of Energy Use Reports Smart Meters Outweigh Concerns

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on July 15, 2013  Recent letters critical of the Fort Collins smart meter program warrant clarification. The letters complained it was unfair to compare their energy use to…

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Simple Tips Help Reduce Electric Usage, Bills

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on June 20, 2012  June is the first month for which summer tiered residential electric rates are in effect for Ft Collins Utilities (FCU) customers. Households using significantly…

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FCSG to City Council on Tiered Rates

September 20, 2011 Dear Mayor Weitkunat, Mayor Pro-Tem Ohlson, Councilmembers Manvel, Poppaw, Kottwitz, Troxell, and Horak:  I’m glad I had the opportunity to attend the work session on electric rate options last Tuesday evening. However,…

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FCSG Comments on On-Bill Financing of Energy Improvements

Based on remarks made at City Council Meeting on April 19, 2011 Many home and commercial building retrofit projects would save a significant amount of energy in the long run, but never get implemented.  Why…

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