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Published: 11/14/2018  4:29 PM
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Published: 11/13/2018  2:33 PM
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Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance

Published: 10/30/2018  2:46 PM
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Don't be haunted by phantom load

Published: 10/22/2018  10:56 AM
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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