Larimer County, Colorado Electric Profile

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

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Larimer County, Colorado Overview

Larimer County is the 1009th largest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 3221 counties in the nation, with a population of 359,066 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 2,427,122.

Larimer County citizens are faced with outages lasting on average 10.15 minutes per occurrence, with approximately 0.17 outages a year.

Larimer County produces 23.19% of its electricity from renewable fuel sources, or 1.57 megawatt hours per citizen per year.

Larimer County produces 1,672,733.16 megawatt hours of electricity from the burning of coal, ranking Larimer County 133rd out of 3221 counties in the country.

Larimer County uses non-renewable fuel types to generate 5.19 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 9th highest county in Colorado for non-renewable production per capita.

Larimer County generates 68.60% of their needed electricity and must purchase the remaining 31.40% from other counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,538,046  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.85  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,427,122  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    562,912  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,864,210  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    6.76  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,392,587,491  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,663.36  kg

Fort Collins, CO Electric Overview

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Fort Collins averages a residential electricity rate of 11.77 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully, this is 10.40% less than the state's average price of 13.13 cents, which ranks the city 23rd best for average electricity price out of 483 cities in the state. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $77.37 per month. Fort Collins Utilities has an estimated 77,524 residential customers, more than all other vendors who operate in the city.

Fort Collins residents average 5,375.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. With total emissions of 912,821,808.64 kilograms, the city ranks 5th highest in Colorado for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. Within Fort Collins, there are no power facilities. The citizens must depend on power imported from outside of the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fort Collins

Fort Collins residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.128/kWh$0.096/kWh $105.80/mo.$54.10/mo.
23rd 11.77¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fort Collins
7th $77.37 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fort Collins Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fort Collins, Colorado

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Fort Collins Utilities BUNDLED 11.75 76.26 536,925 63,073,808
Poudre Valley REA BUNDLED 11.94 112.79 485,363 57,963,950
Public Service Company of Colorado BUNDLED 12.45 78.92 9,995,799 1,244,927,089

Zips with electric coverage in Fort Collins, Colorado include: 80525, 80526, 80521, 80524, 80528, 80512, 80547

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Loveland, CO Electric Overview

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Loveland averages a residential electricity rate of 11.78 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully, this is 10.27% less than the state's average price of 13.13 cents, which ranks the city 24th best for average electricity price out of 483 cities in the state. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $79.15 per month. City of Loveland Utilities sells an estimated 680,676.02 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other vendors.

Loveland residents average 5,375.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. With total emissions of 410,573,606.38 kilograms, the city ranks 15th highest in Colorado for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. Within Loveland, there are no power facilities. The citizens must depend on power imported from outside of the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Loveland

Loveland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.128/kWh$0.110/kWh $121.99/mo.$77.16/mo.
24th 11.78¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Loveland
110th $79.15 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Loveland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Loveland, Colorado

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
City of Loveland Utilities BUNDLED 11.77 78.66 267,735 31,518,900
Poudre Valley REA BUNDLED 11.94 112.79 485,363 57,963,950
Public Service Company of Colorado BUNDLED 12.45 78.92 9,995,799 1,244,927,089

Zips with electric coverage in Loveland, Colorado include: 80525, 80538, 80537, 80526, 80550, 80528, 80534

Wellington, CO Electric Overview

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Wellington averages a residential electricity rate of 11.97 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully, this is 8.88% less than the state's average price of 13.13 cents, which ranks the city 31st best for average electricity price out of 483 cities in the state. Poudre Valley REA has an estimated 49 total residential customers, more than all other electricity providers who operate in the city.

Wellington residents average 5,375.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. With total emissions of 59,383,678.94 kilograms, the city ranks 64th highest in Colorado for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. Within Wellington, there are no power facilities. The citizens must depend on power imported from outside of the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wellington

Wellington residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.130/kWh$0.112/kWh $136.10/mo.$92.49/mo.
31st 11.97¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wellington
265th $111.25 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wellington Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wellington, Colorado

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Poudre Valley REA BUNDLED 11.94 112.79 485,363 57,963,950
Public Service Company of Colorado BUNDLED 12.45 78.92 9,995,799 1,244,927,089

Energy Production in Larimer County, Colorado

Power Plants in Larimer County, Colorado

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Larimer County CO Coal 1,864,210 1,786,524,278.94 958.33
Larimer County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 215,394
Larimer County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 131,158
Estes Park CO Conventional Hydroelectric 95,921
Bison Solar LLCBison Solar LLC (100.00%)
Larimer County CO Solar 62,152
Larimer County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 33,907
Carter HydroNorthern Colorado Water Conservancy District (100.00%)
Larimer County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 9,300
Larimer County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 4,929
RV CSU Power II LLCRV CSU Power II (100.00%)
Larimer County CO Solar 3,930
Coyote Ridge Community SolarPoudre Valley REA (100.00%)
Larimer County CO Solar 3,223
RV CSU Power LLCRV CSU Power (100.00%)
Larimer County CO Solar 2,998

Larimer County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Larimer County emits 6,663.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 6th highest polluting county out of 64 counties in Colorado and 843rd out of 3221 counties nationally. This equals a total pollution amount from electricity consumption of 2,392,587,491.45 kilograms. Coal is the primary fuel in Larimer County, with 68.92% of electricity production coming from the fuel. When combined with Conventional Hydroelectric (20.21%) and Natural Gas (7.85%), these three fuel types account for 2,353,897.16 megawatt hours (or 96.98%) of the electricity generation in the county. Larimer County is home to 11 electricity producing plants, which is 167th most in the country.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
68.92%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
20.21%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
7.85%
SOLAR
Solar
2.98%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.04%

Larimer County, Colorado Net Metering

There are 7 companies in Larimer County providing electricity. Of those 7, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. Colorado has highly favorable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Larimer County is 3.43%. This includes data from 5 suppliers, including Fort Collins Utilities, Public Service Company of Colorado, and City of Loveland Utilities. The US average is 2.76%, resulting in Larimer County having a rank of 687th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Larimer County:

  • Berthoud, Colorado:
    • Poudre Valley REA: 58.86%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 32.38%
    • United Power: 8.76%
  • Estes Park, Colorado:
    • Poudre Valley REA: 1.15%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 1.06%
    • Estes Park Utilities: 97.79%
  • Fort Collins, Colorado:
    • Fort Collins Utilities: 95.26%
    • Poudre Valley REA: 2.89%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 1.85%
  • Loveland, Colorado:
    • City of Loveland Utilities: 97.36%
    • Poudre Valley REA: 1.41%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 1.23%
  • Timnath, Colorado:
    • Poudre Valley REA: 62.42%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 37.58%
  • Wellington, Colorado:
    • Poudre Valley REA: 95.46%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 4.54%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Larimer County, Colorado?

The largest electricity company in Larimer County, Colorado by total customer count is Fort Collins Utilities.

How many electric companies offer service in Larimer County, Colorado?

Larimer County, Colorado is home to 7 electricity companies operating in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Larimer County, Colorado?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Fort Collins Utilities 77,682
2 Public Service Company of Colorado 71,843
3 City of Loveland Utilities 38,282
4 Poudre Valley REA 28,586
5 Estes Park Utilities 10,782
6 Mountain Parks Electric 2,123
7 High West Energy 35

How many power plants are located within Larimer County, Colorado?

There are 11 electricity plants located in Larimer County, Colorado

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-03-13