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Old 07-28-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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So we have finally sold our home (almost, we are under contract) in NOVA, and we are getting ready to make the move to a temporary rental south of Denver- yay! Centennial, to be specific. Husband has been looking into utilities, and I *think* we have a choice between IREA and Xcel for our electricity. (Our rental does not have any gas appliances, just electric.) Question is, which company is the better choice? Is there a benefit for one company over the other? We belong to a Northern VA electric co-op now, and have had no issues using it's services versus the big electric company in the area. Wasn't sure if the same was true in Denver. Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated, thank you!!
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:10 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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nope just xcel.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'm in Centennial also and Xcel was the only option for me.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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I don't think anyone gets a choice; you're probably either one or the other. I'm in Denver and stuck with Xcel.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Xcel Energo has a regulated monopoly for the metro area.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:10 PM
 
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We have IREA for electric and Xcel for gas, never had a choice in the matter.....
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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We had IREA when we lived in Castle Rock, and they were AWFUL. Xcel isn't perfect, but much better choice. I think that's all you can have here in Denver.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Sounds like Xcel may be the better (or maybe the only) option. Husband researched it and found some odd stories about IREA anyways. Both appear to have similar customer tools, like bill payment and outage reporting, on their websites. Couldn't find a direct comparison of rates either, but that is not really surprising. Thanks for the info!
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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Living in Castle Rock, the rates were MUCH higher with IREA than they are with Xcel. Castle Rocks utilities overall are out of control. Luckily, we haven't had money issues in years, but we lived in CR and had IREA during the economic downturn (around 2008-2009) and my husband lost his job right when I left mine for maternity leave...it was awful...

Anyhoo, what I was getting to is that when we had to contact IREA to catch up on bills and schedule a payment plan, they were REALLY difficult to work with. I've heard Xcel is much better at those types of issues, and it makes sense, being more urban with their business.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Yikes! That sounds like a nightmare. Glad they were willing to work with you. My husband said he got a similar vibe about IREA being harder to deal with. We are going to sign on with Xcel.
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