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. Rate tariffs are described on bill statements using the codes listed here

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.