You can’t shop around for a utility.
Where you live determines who you have to pay for power. It also determines how much you pay and whether your utility is working to ensure the energy you get warms your house, not our planet.
In 2021, Colorado legislators stepped up and strengthened the protections for utility consumers like you and me to get fair prices without the pollution.
Here in Colorado, there are dozens of utilities across the state. And they all come in different shapes and sizes.
Some are municipally owned and operated like the utility in Colorado Springs. Many are electric cooperatives, owned by the customers it provides energy to and governed by an elected board made up of those customer owners. A few are “investor-owned” -- entities like Black Hills and Xcel Energy -- that are allowed to make a profit on the kilowatts they sell you.