Office of Economic Development

 Office of Economic Development

​Advancing economic development in the Pikes Peak region

We are a municipally-owned, four-service utility providing electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services to business and residential customers in the Pikes Peak Region. Working with our partners, we are committed to serve as a catalyst for economic development to benefit all our customers.

Our benefits include:

  • Competitive rates
  • Community owned
  • Outstanding electric reliability - 99.9965%
    • Quick power restoration  - Our average power interruption duration in 2017 was 40.97 minutes
    • Nearly 75% of our electric lines are underground
  • Nationally recognized customer service:  Ranked in the top quartile for Business Customer Satisfaction by a syndicated national study (mid-size, West region, 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study)
  • Additional water capacity for future growth with our new Southern Delivery System 
  • Diverse fuel mix for electric generation, including nearly 10% in renewables
  • We can generate 99% of our power which means we are not at risk for capacity constraints
electric reliability buiness customer satisfaction 1 provider, 4 services

Who is Colorado Springs Utilities?

Downtown Colorado SpringsIn 1924 the residents of Colorado Springs voted to create a four-service public utility. Since then, as a municipal utility, our focus has been on the basics – providing reliable power and exceptional customer service while keeping costs low.
Today we continue to provide electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the Pikes Peak region and our customers still enjoy competitive prices, exceptional hometown service, responsible environmental practices and a voice in how their utility operates.

All four services are provided with us which means one company, one bill, and one customer service contact. Utility decisions are made here in Colorado Springs, not by the Public Utilities Commission in Denver or at an out-of-state corporate headquarters. Rates are set only high enough to cover the cost to provide service. There are no profits that go to stakeholders in another city.

Employers are attracted to Colorado Springs because Utilities and government agencies work together to make it easy to do business here. We work to prioritize today’s customer and infrastructure needs with the future impact of legislative changes and customer growth.

Why should you choose Colorado Springs? See what the Colorado Springs community offers and what they’re saying.

Contact our dedicated Economic Development Team to learn how we can help you take your business to the next level.