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Published: 3/31/2020  2:35 PM
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Published: 3/30/2020  1:30 PM
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Published: 3/16/2020  11:29 AM
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Published: 3/3/2020  1:16 PM
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Published: 2/10/2020  10:08 AM
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Published: 1/24/2020  9:00 AM
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Published: 1/15/2020  7:00 AM
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​Engaging youth in the future of energy

Published: 1/14/2020  1:23 PM
As a municipal utility, community input – from all ages – is key to the success of our energy planning. After all, our Energy Vision concludes with the statement “to enhance our quality of life for generations to come.” Today’s youth are our future ...



Resolve to be environmentally friendly in 2020

Published: 1/10/2020  2:23 PM
​While January is the time for many to reflect on the past year and set goals for the months ahead, consider some eco-friendly resolutions this year. These practices promote sustainability and reduce overall environmental impact. In some cases, thes ...



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Published: 12/19/2019  3:25 PM
​City Council voted this afternoon to implement new Water-Wise Rules in Colorado Springs starting in 2020.  These rules are intended to encourage the wise use of water on an everyday basis, not just during times of drought or periods of water shorta ...



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Community input drives Energy Vision   

  by  Amy T.  on  5/20/2019

​One of the many benefits of a community owned utility is that you have a voice in the decisions made through public participation. This holds true with the development of our Energy Vision.

The new Energy Vision will be our guiding principles that drive strategic decisions about our energy future, including environmental, economic and resiliency considerations and encouraging innovative strategies.

Over the past few months, we have been working closely with our Utilities Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC) to draft this vision. This effort has included multiple opportunities for all to weigh in, from public meetings to community surveys.

As a result, UPAC will present its recommended vision statement to our Utilities Board at the May meeting. At this time, the Utilities Board is expected to adopt a new Energy Vision at it’s June meeting.

UPAC recommended Energy Vision statement:
Provide resilient, reliable and cost-effective energy that is environmentally sustainable, reduces our carbon footprint and uses proven state-of-the-art technologies to enhance our quality of life for generations to come.

This statement reflects public input that environmental and economic topics should be balanced. The words “enhance our quality of life for generations to come” addresses the statement’s longevity.

Thank you to all who provided feedback in the Energy Vision survey. View the full report of the Energy Vision public input and community survey.

Following the determination of our Energy Vision, work will commence on the Electric and Natural Gas Integrated Resource Plans. These plans will address how we will meet our community’s energy needs over the next couple of decades. Much like in the development of a new Energy Vision, public input will be an integral part. 

Energy Vision pillars
 
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