Electricity and natural gas. Services we often take for granted. With a flip of a switch, we have light and heat.
Yet, providing power is a complex business. Fortunately, there are skilled, dedicated individuals right here in Colorado Springs making sure your power is safe, affordable and reliable.
Colorado Springs Utilities provides electricity and natural gas to more than 200,000 customers, respectively, along water and wastewater services.
We’re among the thousands of public utilities in the U.S. - from small towns to large cities like Omaha, Austin, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Sacramento and Seattle.
This is National Public Natural Gas and Power Week, a great time to highlight the unique advantages of your community-owned, locally controlled utility.
Local Governance and Regulation
Public power utilities are owned by the community and run as a division of local government. These utilities are governed by a local city council or an elected or appointed board. Community citizens have a direct voice in utility decisions and policymaking.
Public power utilities are not-for-profit entities that provide electricity and natural gas to customers at the lowest rates and invest revenues directly back into the community. Homes and businesses that get power from community-owned utilities typically pay less than those powered by private utilities that pay stockholder dividends.
Customers of public power utilities get power more often. We’re proud that year after year our customers receive some of the most reliable electric and natural gas service in the nation. And when we do lose power, we restore it quickly.
Serving customers is our top priority. Public power utilities are embedded into the fabric of their communities and support a range of community programs. Last year, our employees, along with their friends and families, volunteered thousands of hours, completing more than 115 worthy projects.
Community owned, locally controlled
In 1924 the residents of Colorado Springs voted to create their own four-service public utility. Since then, our focus has been on the basics - providing exceptional service while keeping costs low. We’re honored to serve you.