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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Creating tomorrow’s energy landscape with a new vision   

  by  Amy T.  on  11/14/2018

USAFA solarOur world is increasingly revolving around electronics. From your Google Home to your electric vehicle and smart thermostat, the ways in which we all use energy are changing. So too are the ways in which we generate and deliver that energy to you.

Gone are the days in which safe, reliable and affordable energy are enough. You expect more of us. And as your community-owned utility, we are here to inspire and guide you into the new energy landscape.

For the past decade, we have had a set of renewable energy and energy efficiency goals that make up our Energy Vision. As we quickly approach 2020, now is the time to create a bold vision that transforms our energy challenges into opportunities. One that incorporates important issues like protecting our natural resources, supporting clean energy and transportation, building a more resilient system, growing energy efficiency, empowering energy choice and driving economic development in the Pikes Peak region.

With our customers as the foundation of our efforts, we have launched an initiative to create a new Energy Vision for Colorado Springs. Over the next six months, we will be working closely with our Utilities Board, the Utilities Policy Advisory Committee, members of the community and you – our customers – to draft a plan that will set forth a vision for a dynamic, sustainable, clean energy future.

Once finished, this vision will allow us to better serve you by thinking differently, becoming more creative and embracing new technology to advance our community as a leader in the industry.

Follow our social channels to learn about and participate in this process.


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Thanks for working toward the transformation -- it can't come soon enough. I look forward to the day when I don't have to feel guilty every time I turn a light on knowing that I'm burning another lump of coal and contributing to the climate change that is worsening droughts, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and hail storms.

Thursday, November 15, 2018  6:29 PM  Rob

We, as a citizen of COS and consumer of CSU energy, are also committed to limiting our use of energy. To that end, we have an electric-hybrid vehicle, have installed solar panels on our home, and have converted the majority of our light bulbs to LEDs. We monitor our daily usage of energy (electricity, gas, water) via CSU's website to see how we can improve. We are hopeful that we can reduce our usage over time to improve the environment...not only for us but for future generations. It must start somewhere and with someone; why not us?

Friday, November 16, 2018  7:29 AM  Robert Kelly

Oh thank heavens! Go clean energy!

Friday, November 16, 2018  4:01 PM  Sara

I am very interested in continuing in investing in sustainable energy production. We have solar panels on our home, an electric hybrid vehicle and have participated in wind power when that was offered. I would very much like to see that every ounce of energy I use comes from renewable energy and am willing to continue to invest in that. The closing of the coal power plant can't come soon enough.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018  11:12 AM  Robin