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Reducing our carbon footprint with more solar energy   

  by  Amy T.  on  4/14/2020

solarprojects.JPGEven as we address challenges associated with COVID-19, work continues to support our Energy Vision. Today we celebrate the commissioning of our latest renewable energy project called Palmer Solar.

Take a bird's eye view of the project.

We'll purchase the energy it produces for the next 20 years to benefit our customers from our partner Duke Energy Renewables.

Containing more than 220,000 solar panels on about 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., Palmer Solar will provide 60 megawatts of electricity for our customers. That is enough electricity to power approximately 22,000 homes per year. It is the first solar project to interconnect with our transmission system through our new Williams Creek substation.

“We are steadfast in our mission to provide reliable and environmentally sustainable energy that reduces our carbon footprint,” said Aram Benyamin, CEO. “The Palmer Solar project is the latest example of how we are partnering with entities to change the way we power Colorado Springs, taking advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of solar power.”

Over the past six months, we’ve increased our renewable resources from 19 megawatts to 114 megawatts and are looking to expand our renewable portfolio to more than 260 megawatts and add a 25-megawatt energy storage facility by 2024.

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There is no need for us to "reduce our carbon footprint".
This idea is a scam and a sham. Oil, coal, and natural gas are plentiful for us and cheaper than inefficient and dangerous wind and solar "power".
It is delusional to think we should give up our reliable, plentiful, and less expensive sources of energy for pie-in-the-sky alternatives.
Solar and wind contraptions kill many birds and probably other animals and are scars on the landscape.
Decision-makers at our publicly owned utility should not be wasting time and money on these expensive and unreliable alternatives to reliable energy.

Saturday, April 18, 2020  1:40 PM  Margaret C

Literally everything Margaret C says there is incorrect. You should delete her comment.

Thursday, May 07, 2020  4:02 PM  Sebastian

Good for CS Utilities! Keep plugging away at renewables, they are the future and will be an important part of saving this planet for future generations.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020  2:36 PM  Jannie

Thanks for building this and looking out for the future growth. I am glad to live in an a great area which has low rates and solar to sounds great.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020  7:40 PM  Leo

Margraret C
Thats illogical & Dimwitted

What the heck "Solar & wind scars our landscape. Your joking right?
Coal, Gas and Oil Oh my gosh look at what those industries have done to scar this beautiful Colorado. No less the Coal train that rumbles through our town 3 times a day. And it's Noise pollution alone. Just that scars me to no end.

More clean energy move forward please.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020  7:33 AM  Cricket