710 E. Railroad Ave.
P.O. Box 100
Ph: (970) 542-3912
Fx: (970) 542-3920
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
For emergencies that occur after normal business hours, please call the Utility Billing Office at (970) 867-4350. The communications center will answer and dispatch the employee on call for the department.
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 100 meters outside the City limits.
Electric Rates & Providers
The City of Fort Morgan has an agreement with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission
to have similar rates and regulations for all electric customers. 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.
The City has four substations located on our system and two main taps from our primary suppliers, Western Area Power Association
(WAPA) and Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
About Light & Power
A recent survey by the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities
ranks Fort Morgan with the lowest rate in the State out of 49 utilities surveyed. The survey included municipal, investor-owned, and rural electric cooperatives within Colorado. In another survey conducted by the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool
, Fort Morgan ranked third in the lowest residential rate for 500 KWH. The survey included 112 utilities in Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, and Kansas.
Today, Light and Power is 100% citizen-owned and entirely debt-free, a rare achievement for municipal electric utilities. Our rates are the lowest in the State, yet we have one of the most reliable systems in the nation.
When scheduling for service disconnects, upgrades, and/or dropping services for tree trimmers, the City Light & Power Department requires at least 24 hours' notice. Call Doug Linton, Light & Power Superintendent, at (970) 542-3912 or by Email
to schedule this service.