TOU Takeaways: Perspectives on Two Time-of-Use Rates in Colorado

Interviews with Fort Collins Utilities, Energy Outreach Colorado and Sandbox Solar

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May 1 · 10 min read

FORT COLLINS UTILITIES “NO OPT-OUT” RESIDENTIAL TOD PRICING

Fort Collins Utilities Summer TOD Pricing

“Our main objective with introducing time-of-day rates was to establish a retail rate that more closely aligned with the cost of service to provide electricity, but we found in our pilot that the new rates also helped our customers save money.”

— Randy Reuscher, Fort Collins Utilities

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BLACK HILLS ENERGY TOU PILOT

“It is critical to have data to see how TOU works in real life so we can advocate for mitigation strategies to protect customers in case they are not adapting and saving.”

- Andrew Bennett, Energy Outreach Colorado


IMPLICATIONS FOR HOME SOLAR

“We encourage solar energy providers working in areas with time-of-use rates to embrace technology and go beyond what an Excel spreadsheet can do for you. There are so many tools out there that can help you make a more accurate proposal based on these new rate structures.”

— AJ Lyle


Getting it Right on Electricity Rate Design

Perspectives and commentary on how utility rates can be designed to support clean, efficient and affordable energy for everyone.

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Getting it Right on Electricity Rate Design

Perspectives and commentary on how utility rates can be designed to support clean, efficient and affordable energy for everyone.