Franchise Fee Information
We believe that providing great service includes providing clear and transparent communication. LPC electric rates and service charges include the 8% Franchise Fee paid to the City of Longmont General Fund. The General Fund covers services typically associated with local government such as Police, Fire, Parks, Recreation, Planning, Code Enforcement, Library, and Economic Development.
Even with the inclusion of the franchise fee, Longmont Power & Communications’ rates are among the lowest in both the state and the nation. For individuals wanting to compare LPC rates with other utilities or associations, we will be glad to help you get the most accurate comparison
LPC Rate Comparison to Colorado
In 2014, LPC rates continue to be lower than the average electric rates in Colorado. This year, LPC’s residential customers are paying 32 percent less than the average electric rate in Colorado. In addition, our small commercial customers are paying 29 percent less, our large commercial customers are paying 27 percent less, and our industrial customers are paying 26 percent less than other Colorado utilities charge, on average.
2014 LPC rates also compare favorably to the average rates of neighboring utilities. Residential customers are paying 30 percent less than the average, and small commercial customers are paying 29 percent less. LPC’s large commercial and industrial customers are paying 29 percent and 16 percent less respectively.
* Data is based on a Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities January 2015 survey
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