The majority of residential customers use the general residential plan with a tiered rate structure requested and approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. Tiered rates more accurately reflect the higher cost of providing summer electricity to our customers. The tiered rate structure also sends an effective price signal to our customers when making energy efficient decisions. Refer to the rate card (PDF) for more details and specific figures.
Several major factors influence your energy bill. These include:
Some of these factors—such as fuel costs—change frequently. Others are more static. All rates and rate changes for customers must be approved by your state's energy agency in advance. Rates for electric and natural gas services are based on schedules. Schedules are determined by the type of customer you are (residential or business), usage patterns, and other characteristics.
R (Residential General Service) has a monthly minimum rate as well as energy charges.
For information on other electric rate schedules, including Residential Outdoor Area Lighting Service, Street Lighting Service/Unincorporated Areas, and Photovoltaic Generation Systems, refer to the rate card. You may also refer to the full Electric Rate Tariff Book (PDF).
RG (Residential Gas Service) has a monthly minimum rate as well as usage charges.
RGL (Residential Gas Outdoor Lighting Service) is limited to existing installations and has a monthly minimum rate per mantle fixture.
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