Creating tomorrow’s energy landscape with a new vision

Published: 11/14/2018  4:29 PM
Our 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. ...

Funding our Future | 2019 Rates & Budget Approved

Published: 11/13/2018  2:33 PM
Today Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved our 2019 Budget and 2019 customer rates. Last summer, I was priviliged to work with a team of employees to review the 2019 budget submittal and am proud to share that the 2019 budget is nearl ...

Recognized with Platinum level HIRE Vets Medallion Award

Published: 11/13/2018  2:26 PM
There has been a strong military presence in Colorado Springs for many years, and we're proud to serve those who serve our country. Doing right by our military, though, means more than simply providing safe, reliable utility service. It also means a ...

Trick or Treat for Savings

Published: 10/31/2018  8:49 AM
Trick or treating through the neighborhood, sometimes there is one special house with a candy bowl that stands out from all the others. It’s the place with full-size candy bars. Everyone wants to be at that house with the biggest candy bars, and all ...

Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance

Published: 10/30/2018  2:46 PM
Whether it’s a home-cooked meal or a warm place to lay their heads, our customers count on Project COPE to help when times get tough. Donations to Project COPE make a difference in the lives of so many families. Project COPE is the only local organ ...

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 ...

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More public electric vehicle chargers thanks to grant   

  by  Amy T.  on  9/24/2019

We recently installed four Level II electric vehicle chargers at four of our facilities thanks to funding from a Charge Ahead Colorado grant. The chargers expands the community’s electric vehicle charging network for our customers and employees.

The installation of these chargers aligns with our newly adopted Energy Vision. We are dedicated to offering sustainable solutions that support the environment and reduce its carbon footprint.

"As a community-owned utility, we are proud to support our customers and employees who are adopting this technology. EVs are an environmentally sound, cost-effective way to power vehicles," said Aram Benyamin, Colorado Springs Utilities CEO. "These chargers will also enable us to expand the use of EVs in our fleet."

1. Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, available to the public 24/7.
Leon Young Service Center, 1521 Hancock Expressway, available to the public 24/7.
John Pinkerton Service Center, 7710 Durant Drive, available to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"We are working to learn all that we can about this technology and the potential impact of increased electric use on our system as EV adoption continues to increase," said Benyamin, adding that we can serve as a resource for businesses interested in workplace charging.

"We recognize EVs have great potential to reduce fuel costs for our customers, improve air quality in the Pikes Peak region and improve the operations of our own fleet," explains Benyamin.

Currently, we have eight battery electric vehicles and 27 electric hybrids in our fleet, and we continue to evaluate their performance on a number of levels.

EV Charging Station EV Charging Station


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This is awesome! Super happy to see Colorado Springs Utilities embracing electric vehicle charging!

Monday, September 30, 2019  9:20 AM  Robert Sanchez

Great to see this, we're going to need thousands of these but it has to start somewhere, nice to see this beginning.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019  11:24 AM  David Clark

Way to go with the chargers. Keep it up.

Thursday, November 14, 2019  5:28 PM  Chris W.

Just curious about election cars since I have not looked into them. When these vehicles are charging at a station or say Walmart who pays for the electricity at each place it is used. Is it like a parking meter?

Friday, November 15, 2019  7:44 AM  Whomever pays

Yay. I hope that more are planned as I have an electric car and love it.

Saturday, November 16, 2019  6:47 PM  Molly T

Whomever pays - It depends on the location. The ones mentioned above are part of a pilot program and are currently free of charge thanks to a grant we received. You do, however, need to have a ChargePoint account to use them.

Monday, November 18, 2019  9:06 AM  Eric