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Work progresses on long-term energy plans, selection to occur this summer   

  by  Amy T.  on  4/24/2020

irp attributes and weightsThese unprecedented times have drastically changed our daily lives. While we continue to address the challenges associated with COVID-19, our top priority is the delivery of safe and reliable utility services.

To better serve you in the future, we are continuing our long-term energy planning. At the core of this work is our Electric and Natural Gas Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) that support our Energy Vision. The IRPs will lay the groundwork for new technologies to ensure our customers are getting resilient, reliable and cost-effective energy that is environmentally sustainable.

This process started last July, we are now in the final phase. This summer, our Utilities Board will select an energy portfolio that will serve as our roadmap for the next 30 years.

As a community-owned utility, we value your input about the future composition of our generating resources, as well as your expectation for service reliability and energy costs. Now is the time to voice your opinion in our final public survey, it is open through May 3.

At its April meeting, the Utilities Board approved the attributes and weighting to score each portfolio. The reliability attribute is weighted the most at 32%, followed by cost and environment at 22%, flexibility at 14% and innovation at 10%.

Your input, in addition to the portfolio scores, will be provided to the Utilities Board to guide its decision.

After you complete our survey, register to receive a phone call to attend our Energy Planning Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m.

Summaries of the survey and town hall will be presented to our Utilities Board at its June 17 meeting along with a recommended energy portfolio. We’re planning to host a special Utilities Board meeting in the weeks following to make a final decision. Stay tuned through our social media channels and csu.org

 
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/what are the most energy efficient water heaters and furnaces (electric or gas)?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020  2:35 PM  Leona

Unable to contribute COPE this month due to the increase in water costs.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020  4:44 PM  L Nolte

I received CSU's phone call last night. It was an hour long of propagandized drivel to pump up its pre-determined plan to a wind and solar energy supply. I tried to see how I could engage with my viewpoint, but there was no way to do so. It has been disturbing to see CSU spend such large sums of investments for so little sustainable returns over the past decade. The citizen owners should sell CSU and set up a reserve fund for future energy services. The current trend for CSU is turning a blind eye to the enormous changes in gas availability at low cost.

Friday, May 15, 2020  7:54 AM  Daniel McNabb