Help us create a bright energy future

Published: 2/15/2019  2:17 PM
 Earlier this year I announced our efforts to create a new Energy Vision that proactively and responsibly takes on challenges never seen before in the energy industry.We have been working closely with our Utilities Board and the Utilities Policy Adv ...

Water plant upgrades benefit the community

Published: 2/6/2019  1:32 PM
More than 45,000 hours of work later, we have made excellent progress on our current water treatment plant upgrade.  We began upgrades to the plant in May 2018 and renamed it shortly thereafter. The Mesa Water Treatment Plant, built in 1942, is now ...

Don't Super Bowl blitz your wastewater lines

Published: 2/1/2019  10:24 AM
​Super Bowl gatherings will be everywhere on Sunday and, whether you’re cheering for your favorite team or simply huddling up with friends for a party, you may not even realize all the blitzing and sacking happening off the television. For many, th ...

Saving more than energy in our community

Published: 1/24/2019  3:18 PM
​Today, our CEO Aram Benyamin toured the Energy Resource Center’s (ERC) facility to take a first-hand look at the great work they do in our community every day. (In the picture to the right, Howard Brooks, CEO of the Energy Resources Center, shows B ...

Sledding with bear cubs

Published: 1/22/2019  2:54 PM
​Soft, sleepy groans come from a sedated bear cub. He's on a sled in the snow, being pulled along like a child in a snowsuit, except his snowsuit is all fur and blubber. He is an orphaned black bear cub, one of eight that were rehabilitated over th ...

All good things must come to an end

Published: 1/15/2019  1:09 PM
On Oct. 2, 2018 my life changed forever when I gave birth to my first child: Liv Terese. She is the new center of my life—I never knew I could love someone as much as I love this new little human being.Being a first-time mom has been a steep learnin ...

​Resolve to save this year

Published: 1/4/2019  3:09 PM
It’s a new year, and that means new resolutions. This year, consider a home energy and water efficiency resolution. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, there are a number of strategies you can adopt to lower your utilities bill no matter the tim ...

When the temps go down, the bills go up

Published: 12/17/2018  3:18 PM
I’m sure there are quite a few customers who are opening their bills this month and wondering why it’s higher than usual. When unexpected changes occur with your bill, one of the first things you should do is go back and look at the weather during t ...

'Tis the season...for water main breaks

Published: 12/14/2018  11:14 AM
While this may be “the hap-happiest season of all,” dealing with traffic issues can really put that phrase to the test. After all, we’ve got parties for hosting, marshmallows for roasting and much mistltoeing to do. Who’s got time for a detour?! Bu ...

Creating your own weather

Published: 12/5/2018  3:59 PM
​Some say weather affects their mood. I believe that we can create our own weather – like having a sunny attitude on a cloudy day.  In the utilities business, though, creating our own weather isn’t as possible. We can still choose great attitudes, b ...

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​The public power advantage   

Author: Mark  by  Mark M.   on  10/8/2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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