Utilities Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC)

Utilities Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC)


 Related links


 Audio recordings of past meetings

​Due to technical issues, we do not have an
audio recording of the Feb. 4, 2015 meeting.
 December 11, 2014
 January 7, 2015

The Utilities Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC) is a seven member citizens committee appointed by the Utilities Board. UPAC develops policy recommendations from an informed perspective for consideration by the Utilities Board.

UPAC meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Blue River Board Room on the fifth floor of the South Tower in the Plaza of the Rockies (121 S. Tejon Street). All meetings are open to the public. Citizens are invited to comment during general discussion near the end of each meeting.

2015 Meeting Schedule

​January 7 July 1​
​February 4 August 5​
March 4​ September 2​
April 1​ October 7​
May 6​ November 4​
June 3​ December 2​

Current assignment: Utilities Role in Economic Development
The Utilities Board has requested that UPAC conduct an assignment to review Utilities' role in economic development and growth. View the agenda packets and minutes under "Related links" to learn more about the discussion.

Economic Development Survey
UPAC has developed a series of questions designed to learn from customers and other stakeholders which Colorado Springs Utilities' economic development policies are working well and what areas could use improvement. Please complete the survey by the Feb. 19, 5 p.m. deadline.

2020 Energy Vision
In 2014, UPAC completed a Board assignment to analyze renewable energy options and the 2020 Energy Vision. UPAC provided a recommendation to the Utilities Board in April. UPAC Chair Rich Kramer presented the committee's recommendations at the April 16 Utilities Board meeting:

Recommendations to the Utilities Board

Assignment white paper

Assignment reference materials

Citizen comments

Learn more about UPAC in the Utilities Board policies.