Successful 2020 bond issue

Published: 8/4/2020  3:16 PM
Recently, we successfully issued new money and refunding bonds, selling $251.7 million in Refunding (2020 A/2020B) bonds and $85.4 million in New Money Utilities Systems Improvement Revenue (2020C) bonds. “We are extremely pleased with the pricing ...

​Blue-green Algae found at Pikeview Reservoir

Published: 8/1/2020  11:07 AM
Pikeview Reservoir, a popular fishing lake in central Colorado Springs and part of our water system, recently tested positive for blue-green algae.  While the reservoir is still safe for fishing, humans and pets are prohibited from entering the wate ...

The best native plants for your landscape

Published: 7/30/2020  1:11 PM
If you’re looking for flowers and shrubs that can tolerate hot, dry conditions with grace, take a look at our foothills landscape in the Water-wise Neighborhood of our Demonstration Garden. This garden showcases native plants that thrive when temper ...

Colorado Springs now powered by wind

Published: 7/22/2020  9:39 AM
Only days after we announced our plan to reduce carbon emissions by 80% and close our coal power plants by 2030, we added wind power to our portfolio. For the next five years, Colorado Springs will receive 60 megawatts of renewable energy from two ...

Six steps for a green summer lawn

Published: 7/9/2020  2:33 PM
​It can be a challenge to keep your lawn green and healthy during the hottest months of the year. Here are six ways to reduce brown spots while watering within the new water-wise rules. 1. Make sprinkler repairs. New brown spots are often caused by ...

Our panels. Your power.

Published: 7/6/2020  2:37 PM
​L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense innovator with offices in Colorado Springs, is among a growing number of companies seeking to make their operations even greener. Pepe Alicea, senior facilities manager, was exploring solar ener ...

Thank you: Your input helped shape our energy future

Published: 6/30/2020  4:08 PM
We're committed to a new energy future that is cost-effective, resilient and environmentally sustainable. Through our sustainable energy plan, we will: Commit to our community with industry-leading reliability and resiliency and support the econom ...

Six energy-saving summer tips

Published: 6/17/2020  10:52 AM
​It’s starting to heat up, and your energy bills might rise as you crank up the air conditioner. We’ve got six tips to help you stay cool while saving energy this summer. 1. Make sure your ceiling fans are rotating in the proper direction.When po ...

Protecting our infrastructure and our customers

Published: 6/12/2020  9:54 AM
Sometimes projects fall into our laps when we are least expecting them. That’s what happened to Jed Chambers, Kyle Hinton and Jason Messamer from the Systems Planning and Projects (SPP) division recently when they went out to look at Monument Creek ...

Six steps for your healthiest lawn

Published: 6/3/2020  8:45 AM
Enjoying a healthy, green lawn is a hallmark of Colorado summers. If you’re planning to install a new lawn this summer, here are six steps to help your project succeed. 1. Prepare the soil. Smart soil preparation is one of the best things you can d ...

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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


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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