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Colorado Springs Utilities has issued requests-for-proposal to 10 companies to research the technical issues surrounding the future of the Martin Drake power plant. That study alone could cost up to $500,0oo, according to Utilities officials. It’s all part of the issues surrounding removing Drake from the downtown landscape – and Utilities has a plan to… Continue Reading CSU will hire consultant to study Drake options

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The Neumann Systems Group’s partnership with Colorado Springs Utilities has always raised eyebrows. People have questioned whether the NeuStream emissions-cleaning technology can possibly do what it has advertised to do, and they’ve wondered whether the public-private partnership is ethical. Others said CSU shouldn’t use public money to test unproven technology at Martin Drake Power Plant.… Continue Reading Neumann ponders options beyond Drake plant, coal

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When Colorado Springs Utilities announced last week that it was halting plans with the Neumann Systems Group’s Neustream emissions-cleaning technology, it was a setback, but this week Neumann has announced a new venture. And, it’s hoping to partner with CSU again. Neumann wants to integrate technology that extracts rare earth metals from fly ash, the… Continue Reading Neumann wants to partner with Utilities on new venture

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The future of the Neustream coal scrubber is in doubt, and that puts the future of Colorado Springs-based Neumann Systems Group in jeopardy as well … Continue Reading C.S. Utilities puts stop on Neumann

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Businesses are likely to see their water bills increase 8.6 percent during 2013 and again in 2014, and as much as 5 percent in 2015 as Colorado Springs Utilities seeks to offset costs for the mammoth Southern Delivery System. Residential rates are likely to increase as much as 10 percent during 2013 and 2014 and 5… Continue Reading Business water-rates to jump 18% in two years

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Drake Power Plant’s days could be numbered. But it could be decades before the familiar plumes of steam no longer dominate the downtown landscape. The Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors – essentially, City Council – asked the utilities staff to study the feasibility of de-commissioning Drake, the coal-fired power plant. Tentatively, the study will… Continue Reading Utilities to study options for Drake power plant

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Colorado Springs Utilities will pay $73.5 million to Neumann Systems Group to design and install emissions control technology for CSU’s Martin Drake Power Plant. The contract also includes an incentive based on meeting cost and performance goals. The technology, NeuStream, will remove sulfur dioxide from the emissions of the coal-fired plant, allowing utilities to comply… Continue Reading CSU to spend $73.5M on emissions control technology

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City council approves SunShare initiative

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The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved regulations Tuesday that will allow a local start-up to build a community solar garden. Several community members showed up to voice their support for the initiative that will allow Colorado Springs Utilities customers to lease solar panels in a remote community solar garden and collect the credits for… Continue Reading City council approves SunShare initiative

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A new solar company that aims to make solar available to the masses will host an informative question and answer session at Sonterra Grill, 28 S. Tejon St., this evening at 5:30 p.m. SunShare plans to build a community solar garden, which will allow people to lease for a 20-year term solar panels and get… Continue Reading Solar Garden founders to host Q&A happy hour at Sonterra Grill

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Southern Delivery System backers celebrate

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Officials in four towns are celebrating the start of construction on one of the largest water projects in Colorado in years. The Southern Delivery System project will build a pipeline, three pump stations and a water treatment plant to deliver water from Pueblo Reservoir to Pueblo West, Colorado Springs, Security and Fountain for an estimated… Continue Reading Southern Delivery System backers celebrate

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