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FREDERICK — As of Jan. 1, Frederick Power & Light, an enterprise system within the town of Frederick, has been making changes to the electric utility in the following neighborhoods in Frederick and unincorporated Weld County: Countryside, Meadowlark Business Park, Frederick High School, Rocky Mountain Christian Church, Downtown Frederick, Evanston, Coalridge, Parkview, Angel View, Carriage Hills, Maplewood, Maple Ridge, Village at Frederick, Prairie Greens and Savannah.
One change will be a new contract with Ward Electric Company to provide electrical operations and maintenance to these residents.
The other change is that residents living in these neighborhoods will be billed by Frederick Power & Light for their electrical usage, and it will appear on the same bill as their water, storm water and garbage collection utilities from the Town of Frederick.
These changes are a result of United Power terminating a 2003 operations and maintenance contract with the Town of Frederick for this area in which Frederick has owned the electrical distribution system since 1954.
“This decision was based on what is best for our customers and the Town’s electrical system,” said Frederick Town Manager, Matt LeCerf. “At the end of the day, we believe this is the most cost effective option and these changes will provide our customers with a stable rate structure, reliable electric service and great customer service.”