Coincident Peak Rate

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Coincident Peak (CP) Rate Customers

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Energy Profiler Online - Customer Login
Load Management Tool
For our commercial customers on the CP Rate, 12 one-hour periods per year usually determine over 20% of annual electric bills due to coincident peak charges.

Coincident peak is your facility's electric demand during the peak hour of each month, which is the hour when the most electricity is requested from Loveland Water and Power’s wholesale electric supplier, Platte River Power Authority.

Load management is the act of controlling your facility's demand, or rate of energy use. The most cost-effective way is to reduce your demand during the peak hour of each month.

Although it is impossible to predict exactly when the peak hour will occur, Loveland Water and Power identifies about 10 potential peak hours per month.

The load management tool can help you make informed decisions about your facility's energy use based on Platte River's load status. It lets you know when to shed load to reduce your coincident peak charges.

The tool displays Platte River's month-to-date data, a 24-hour profile with details of the past 2 hours, updates every 5 minutes and shows 1-minute resolution data. Potential peak hours also are displayed, as is a summary table of the current electric load.

When It Occurs

The peak hour typically occurs on weekdays during the afternoon or evening, depending on the season of the year.

  • June - September:
    mid-to-late afternoon on a very hot day
  • November - March:
    early evening on a very cold day
  • April, May, and October:
    early afternoon on a very warm day or early evening on a very cold day

Get Started

  • Check out the load management tool to view Platte River Power Authority's load status.
  • Use the Energy Profiler Online to understand how your facility uses electricity and to track the impact of any changes you make.
  • Sign up to receive an email or text message during potential peak hours.

Load management activities, such as adjusting your thermostat and shifting energy-intensive work to morning hours, can help trim energy use during peak hours and save your facility money.

Loveland Water and Power offers programs, incentives and tips to help businesses conserve.

Terms and Conditions of Use

  • This data is being provided by Loveland Water and Power (LWP) as a customer service to LWP customer users. LWP makes no representation as to the accuracy of the data and is not and shall not be responsible for the consequences of any decisions made using or in reliance on such data.
  • The data provided are not audited by LWP. The values posted on this website are likely to be different than final audited values used to develop customer bills, although they are typically within 5%. However, an equipment failure or other problem could result in values and billing amounts that are significantly off or different from what might have been expected by a customer user. 
  •  The numbers shown on the graph and table are NOT used for billing. What may appear to be a monthly peak on a given day may not be accurate, or what may appear to be a non-peak day may, in fact, have been the peak day for the month.
  • The data being provided to this site requires proper operation of a number of systems, including systems operated by other entities such as Platte River Power Authority and Fort Collins Utilities. LWP provides no assurance or guarantee that this site will be available at all times or that the data will be accurate.
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