One month after the Bomb Cyclone

Published: 4/11/2019  12:35 PM
Thank goodness this week’s storm was nowhere near the impact of the one last month. The #BombCyclone that hit us on March 13 made quite an impact on our city. Anyone who has lived in Colorado Springs – even if only for a couple of years – knows to ...



Front Range breaks records

Published: 4/11/2019  9:35 AM
As we integrate more solar energy into our grid in the coming years, some may ask, “How is power generated on cloudy days? Will the community lose power?” To ensure power quality and reliability, our grid operators work tirelessly so that our power ...



Where our water comes from

Published: 4/2/2019  2:53 PM
​If you are like most people, when you turn on the tap to wash your hands, brush your teeth or wash dishes, you never give a second thought to where that water just came from. You never think about the journey those hydrogen and oxygen molecules too ...



Meet some of the dedicated workers who bring us our drinking water

Published: 3/29/2019  8:51 AM
​When you think of dangerous jobs, you probably think of steel workers, roofers, truck drivers, pilots or construction workers. You probably don’t think of employees who work at a water pumping station. But as I discovered first-hand last week, the ...



Largest lineworkers rodeo ever comes to Colorado Springs on March 30

Published: 3/28/2019  9:30 AM
In what is estimated to be the largest national event of its kind, the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Lineworkers Rodeo is coming to Colorado Springs on Saturday, March 30. The event is estimated to bring in more than $1 million to the l ...



Continuing shift to renewables, adding storage

Published: 3/20/2019  3:45 PM
We are finalizing negotiations and, in the coming months, will award a contract for 150 megawatts of new solar generation plus a 25-megawatt battery storage system by the end of 2023. At this time, it is the largest energy storage facility announced ...



Five tips for spring landscape cleanup

Published: 3/20/2019  1:13 PM
​As winter draws to a close, your landscape is beginning to wake up. Even though your plants still look dormant, March is a wonderful time to pull on your gardening gloves and start tackling several yard care tasks. If you do these five things in th ...



APPA Lineworkers Rodeo just one of many ways employee volunteers donate their time to the community

Published: 3/20/2019  9:15 AM
​As more than a thousand competitors and spectators converge on Colorado Springs for the American Public Power Association’s Lineworkers Rodeo on March 30, 115 Colorado Springs Utilities employee volunteers will be working behind the scenes to make ...



From bomb cyclones to rodeo competitions, lineworkers embrace safety, efficiency

Published: 3/19/2019  6:23 PM
​The American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Lineworkers Rodeo is the Olympics of electric linemen – the ultimate test of skill in the profession. Colorado Springs is fortunate to host this year’s event March 29-30. On the heels of the March 12 ...



Lineworkers Rodeo just the beginning for 115 power poles

Published: 3/6/2019  1:57 PM
​On March 30, Colorado Springs will host the American Public Power Association’s Lineworkers Rodeo. The event – which will take place at the Rock Ledge Ranch – will bring in more than 78 lineworker teams, 125 lineworker apprentices, 400 total compet ...



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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