Creating tomorrow's energy landscape

Published: 9/20/2018  12:36 PM
​Yesterday we took a big step forward in demonstrating our commitment to renewable energy. Our Utilities Board approved the addition of 150 megawatts of new solar generation plus battery storage to our system by 2024. The project will bring our re ...



Baseball, Football and Fall Prep

Published: 9/11/2018  8:14 AM
September is likely my favorite month in Colorado.  In the daytime, it feels like we're getting a second chance at summer, yet, nighttime brings us cool, crisp air. Football season is underway and baseball gets exciting. Our tradition, with Broncos ...



Changing the current collaboratively

Published: 9/6/2018  12:18 PM
When I first traveled through this area in the 1980s I was amazed at its natural beauty. I fell in love with the region, though, in the late 1990s when we decided to call it our home. Like any true love, it gets better with time. Colorado Springs is ...



Labor Day Weekend Checklist: To-dos for fall energy savings

Published: 8/30/2018  1:18 PM
As you may know, Labor Day is a federal holiday to recognize contributions that workers make to our society. The last thing we want to do on your holiday is to add to your workload. But a little effort this weekend can pay off with energy savings al ...



Top three tips for late summer lawn care

Published: 8/27/2018  3:51 PM
With the start of school, football season and trips to the mountains to see the aspens change color, it can be easy to forget about your lawn. Nonetheless, late summer is an important time to fertilize and adjust your watering schedule. By providin ...



Analytics driving force behind enhanced fire hydrant tracking & maintenance

Published: 8/24/2018  8:56 AM
​When it comes to fire hydrants, the coverage area is extensive, the stakes are high and the margin for error is slim. There are approximately 18,000 hydrants under Colorado Springs Utilities’ purview and each are expected to work when needed. Howev ...



CEO finalists announced

Published: 8/23/2018  1:00 PM
​Today, the Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors announced the top three finalists for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Jerry Forte retired on May 30, 2018, after 12.5 years with Springs Utilities. Nearly 130 candidates ...



Poles need love too

Published: 8/17/2018  3:00 PM
​Did you know that every year, Colorado Springs Utilities inspects and tests 4,000 electric wood poles? It takes about 8 to 12 weeks to complete the work. In fact, that’s only a fraction of the poles that serve up power to our community. There is a ...



Colorado Springs Utilities moves forward with model water-sharing agreement

Published: 8/17/2018  8:31 AM
​Over the past year, the Colorado Springs Utilities Water Resources team has been working behind the scenes on a history-shaping agreement within the Colorado water industry. Last month Springs Utilities and the Lower Arkansas Water Management Asso ...



So easy a rabbit can do it

Published: 8/10/2018  2:19 PM
811 Day is tomorrow, and that means we’ve been reminding our customers to contact 811 before they dig. A large percentage of our electric, natural gas, water and wastewater mains and service lines are underground and out of sight, and very dangerous ...



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Committed to the environment   

  by  Jerry Forte, CEO  on  4/12/2018

​April 22 is Earth Day, a day in which we celebrate our support for the protection of our enivronment. Our customers and community rely on us to meet their utility needs, and they also expect us to responsibly manage the environmental impact of their energy and water services. That’s why we are:

  • Adding almost 100 megawatts of solar power to our generation.
  • Offering hundreds of water- and energy-efficiency classes and presentations to students and customers this year.
  • Crushing and recycling nearly 100 tons of porcelain for use in paving and construction projects, reducing landfill waste.
  • Providing energy and water audits and educational resources.
  • Partnering with the Energy Resource Center to provide qualifying customers with free home efficiency audits and discounted equipment replacements.
  • Collaborating with Parks and Wildlife to relocate orphaned bear cubs into a remote watershed and protect threatened and endangered species on our properties.
  • Distributing thousands of free LED light bulbs to local nonprofit agencies.
  • Offering our customers residential and business rebates on energy- and water-efficiency equipment and improvements.
  • Enhancing power plants to fully meet new, stricter emission limits, including plans to retire aging units.

We’re working to protect our air, water and natural resources now and for future generations.

 
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Please help to DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PLASTIC problems! Why can't MORE plastics be recycled? If we can not get people to be responsible for their plastics then we are going to have to clean up after the lazy and short sited!

Friday, April 13, 2018  7:27 AM  Consta