Don't be haunted by phantom load

Published: 10/22/2018  10:56 AM
​There are scary things that go bump in the night and then there are scary things that make a bump in your electrical use. Phantom (or vampire) load is the energy that things like your DVD player and microwave use, even when turned off or in standby ...

Focus on Customers

Published: 10/18/2018  12:14 PM
Greetings, I’m Aram Benyamin, the new CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities. It’s an honor to lead your community utility and be a part of the exciting change and growth our community is now enjoying. Already, I’ve received many great ideas and sugges ...

​The public power advantage

Published: 10/8/2018  1:11 PM
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 makin ...

Benyamin sworn in as new CEO

Published: 10/2/2018  9:37 AM
This morning at a special meeting of the Utilities Board, Aram Benyamin, P.E. was formally sworn in as the next CEO by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. “I’m honored for the opportunity to lead Colorado Springs Utilities and be part of the futur ...

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13, 2018

Published: 10/1/2018  3:58 PM
​Fire Prevention Week takes place every year and commemorates the tragic Great Chicago Fire of 1871 which resulted in almost 300 fatalities and over 17,000 structures destroyed. The cause of this massive fire was never determined, but it is speculat ...

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 ...

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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.

HandshakeLocal 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.

Piggy BankAffordable
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.

Money in handGiving Back
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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