Win for renewable energy in Colorado Springs

Published: 7/29/2015  11:25 AM
Our customers are requesting that more of their energy be produced by renewable sources, and we are listening. Starting late next year we will generate enough power from a new solar array for 2,900 to 3,000 homes. With about 300 days of sun per year ...



5 things you should know about energy planning

Published: 7/27/2015  1:21 PM
On Thursday, July 30, we're hosting a public meeting to share nine potential portfolios to shape our future energy planning and operations. The public meeting is part of a process known as the Electric Integrated Resource Plan, or EIRP, and is the t ...



Featured xeriscape plant: Fernbush

Published: 7/23/2015  4:12 PM
Fernbush is a very drought-tolerant shrub native to the western United States. It is grown for its drought tolerance, round shape and beautiful white showy flowers. Fernbush flowers in mid-summer, when it gets panicles of showy white flowers, often ...



Save energy while you're on vacation

Published: 7/21/2015  2:12 PM
Planning one last getaway this summer? Even when you're away, your home may be wasting energy. While I can't confirm your cat hasn't figured out a way to watch your TV (seriously, what do cats do when we leave the house?), more than likely one of th ...



Go for green

Published: 7/16/2015  1:51 PM
For less than $3 per month, you can support renewable energy and bring more wind power to Colorado Springs. At just $2.21 per 100-kilowatt hour block per month for residential customers, our wind power program is an affordable option. Commercial c ...



Now is the time to consider a native grass lawn

Published: 7/15/2015  2:57 PM
This unusually cool and wet weather has kept our lawns pretty happy, but it won’t be long before we’re back to more normal hot and dry weather. At the peak of our typical summer, Coloradans water three days a week to keep lawns looking decent. With ...



Featured xeriscape plant: Jupiter's Beard

Published: 7/8/2015  9:40 AM
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Published: 6/30/2015  11:13 AM
The behind, the derriere, the butt, the bottom, the hiney – hey, we all have them (some more than others, ahem, Kim Kardashian) and most of us don’t like to talk about what it takes to keep ours clean.   Let’s face the facts; a majority of people ...



Lady Liberty in Colorado Springs...I don't think so

Published: 6/29/2015  10:33 AM
What do coins, mobile phones, streetlights and the Statue of Liberty all have in common? Yes, smarty, you can find them all in New York, but that’s not the answer. Try copper. That’s right. Most coins are made from copper and other metals. Mobile ph ...



Water-wise tips for a healthy landscape

Published: 6/25/2015  1:31 PM
July and August are typically the height of the irrigation season, but just because the temperatures rise doesn’t mean your water use has to go up, too. Use these simple tips to maintain a healthy, water-wise landscape while managing your water use. ...



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Saved by the bell   

Eric  by  Eric  on  8/21/2013

Student/Teacher at computerI spent a lot of time in school with one eye on the clock waiting for the bell to ring – maybe some of you can relate. I actually knew where the second hand would be on each clock – no, they weren’t digital – when the bell would ring. I was half way to the door by the time it stopped.

In case you haven’t noticed, school season is once again upon us. There’s more traffic in the mornings and more kids walking around the neighborhoods.

You may be saying, “That’s great, but what does school have to do with utilities?” Well, let me tell you. We’ve got a great education program for teachers, parents, students, organizations and the community in general to learn about utilities safety and the importance of conservation.

We offer:

  • Facility tours
  • Educational and entertaining programs
  • Classroom presentations
  • Teaching kits
  • Interactive tools online

You’ll find more educational information under the Community tab on our website. Check it out and see if there’s something there for you and/or your kids to help them understand what happens when they flip the light switch or turn the water faucet.

Not a teacher, but still interested? Not a problem. Most of these tools and offerings are available for kids of all ages!

As a community-owned utility, we’re proud to support activities to help everyone learn more about being safe around utilities and how to conserve.

Don’t worry, there’s no quadratic formula and you don’t need to show your work. Heck, we don’t even spring pop quizzes on you or hand out grades. It’s all about providing a fun way to learn more about your four-service utility.

Whoa…gotta go, the bell’s about to ring!​

 
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