Light & Power (Electric Department)

Emergencies


For emergencies that occur after normal business hours, please call the Utility Billing Office at (970) 867-4350. The employee on call for the department will respond.

New Electric Service


For new electric service, please call the Utility Billing Office at (970) 867-4350. All new service requests must be processed through Utility Billing.

Electrical Distribution


The Light and Power Department maintains the electric distribution and transmission system within an area of approximately 25 square miles. The City has approximately 6,000 electric meters within the City and 150 meters outside the City limits, including providing service to several irrigation wells. The City has approximately 7.5 miles of 115 KV transmission system and approximately 90 miles of 12.5 KV distribution system. Approximately one-third of the City's electric system is underground.

Electric Rates & Supply


The Colorado Public Utilities Commission governs the City for fairness in rates and regulations for all electric customers. The City's primary electric suppliers are Western Area Power Association (WAPA) and Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN).

About Light and Power


A recent survey by the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities ranks Fort Morgan with having among the lowest electric rates in the state out of 57 utilities surveyed. The survey included municipal, investor-owned, and rural electric cooperatives within Colorado.

The City of Fort Morgan's Light and Power Department is 100% citizen-owned and entirely debt-free, a rare achievement for municipal electric utilities. City electric rates are some of the lowest in the state all while the Light and Power Department maintains a very reliable distribution system.

Contractor Notice


When scheduling for service disconnects, upgrades, and/or dropping services for tree trimmers, the City Light and Power Department requires at least 24 hours' notice. Call Doug Linton, Light and Power Superintendent, at (970) 542-3912 or by Email to schedule this service.