Renewable Power Purchase Program
Longmont 's renewable energy is purchased from Platte River Power Authority, our wholesale electricity provider. Platte River acquires renewable energy from a variety of sources, including:
- Wind energy generated at the Silver Sage (Wyoming) Wind Project, owned and operated by Platte River
- Renewable energy produced by Platte River resources combined with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from wind and landfill gas facilities owned by other utilities
Longmont Power & Communications’ (LPC) energy mix contains more than 19% hydroelectric power and 9% other
renewable power sources. But for those customers who want to receive more certified green power, LPC offers the Renewable Power Purchase Program at an additional subscription cost. Subscribers must commit to the program for a minimum of 12 months.
100 kWh blocks of energy are available for an additional $2.96 per month.
500 kWh blocks of energy are available for an additional
$14.80 per month.
Want 100% of your energy to come from renewable sources?
For an extra cost of 0.0296 cents/kWh, you can source all of your electric usage from renewable energy.
Did you know?
• LPC’s electric rates are among the lowest in Colorado. Even when combined with the cost of a Renewable Power Purchase subscription, rates remain 30% lower than state average.
• Energy for the program is produced at the Medicine Bow Wind and Silver Sage Wind Projects in Wyoming and the Oklahoma Wind Energy Center.
• Subscribers help support the purchase of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates (REC’s), which account for the environmental benefits found in renewable generation.
Franchise Fee informationWe believe that providing great service means 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