Franchise Fee Information
We believe that providing great service includes providing clear and transparent communication. Longmont Power & Communications' 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 and fire protection, parks and recreation, planning, code enforcement, library services, and economic development.
Even after including the franchise fee, LPC's rates are among the lowest in the state and the nation. Our information below will help you make the most accurate comparison with other utilities or associations.
LPC Rate Comparison to Colorado
In 2015, LPC rates continue to be lower than the average electric rates in Colorado. This year, LPC’s residential customers are paying 32% less than the average electric rate in Colorado. In addition, our small commercial customers are paying 29% less, our large commercial customers are paying 27% less, and our industrial customers are paying 25% less than other Colorado utilities charge, on average.
2015 LPC rates also compare favorably to the average rates of neighboring utilities. Residential customers are paying 24% less than the average, and small commercial customers are paying 20% less. LPC’s large commercial and industrial customers are paying 27% and 20% less respectively.
* Data is based on a Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities January 2015 survey
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