In compliance with the passage of the Colorado Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), the RPS Compliance Documents, dated May 1, 2019, meets with the 2018 RPS requirement as outlined in Rule 3662. 

A new rate schedule is effective January 1, 2019.  Download an abbreviated rate schedule OR an entire rate schedule.

Per the mission statement, EEA's rates are cost-based to provide efficient and reliable utility service, at reasonable rates.

Residential rates are designed so customers pay for energy used, plus a facilities charge.

Please contact the EEA office if you have questions about the current rate schedules.


Empire Electric updated its meter tampering fee and institute a meter reading fee. 

These changes were effective on June 1, 2017. 

  • The meter tampering fee is charged when Empire discovers that someone has tampered with a meter in order to steal power.  The prior meter tampering fee was $50.00 and Empire increased this fee to $250.00 to more accurately recover the costs to deal with tampering events. 
  • The meter reading fee is a new fee that will apply only to those who opt-out of having their meter read remotely.  This fee is $54.80 per quarter and is meant to recover costs associated with manually reading a meter.  Those who have their meter read remotely will not be charged a meter reading fee. 

Demand readings were added to bill statements in 2019. A video on demand, explains the difference between kilowatts and kilowatt hours to help members understand how demand affects the power grid that serves Empire's members.