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Light & Power (Electric Department)
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 accounts, please call the Utility Billing Office at (970) 867-4350. All new electric service requests must first be handled and approved through the Light and Power Department at (970) 542-3913.
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 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.
On May 1, 2023, the City of Fort Morgan Light and Power Department earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.
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.
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. Contact the Light and Power Department, to schedule this service.