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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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CSU seeks public comment on gas plan

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Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking public comment for its 2011 natural gas integrated resource plan. The plant is posted at the CSU web site. As a local distribution company, Colorado Springs Utilities manages the natural gas supply and the distribution system required to physically deliver natural gas to customers. The updated plan is intended to… Continue Reading CSU seeks public comment on gas plan

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Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for a few good businesses to work on the Southern Delivery System. The municipal utility is hosting its annual business opportunities workshop Thursday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Leon Young Service Center, 1521 Hancock Expressway. The free event will give subcontractors the chance to meet… Continue Reading Utilities looking for businesses to work on SDS

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City Council – meeting this afternoon as the Utility Board – will not consider a proposed contract with Neumann Systems Group. The item was pulled off the agenda. The locally based company has been developing commercial systems for elimination of pollutants (eventually including greenhouse gases) from flue gas at fossil-fuel burning power plants. Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Utilities board delays decision on Neumann, waits for final report

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SDS project tours offered

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Colorado Springs Utilities will host tours of the Southern Delivery System project along with an information update for business, civic and community leaders. The dates of the SDS one-day tour are: Thursday, October 28, 2010 Friday, November 12, 2010 Thursday, December 2, 2010 Participants will check in at Mesa Conservation Center, 2855 Mesa Road, Colorado… Continue Reading SDS project tours offered

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“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” So began “Anna Karenina,” Leo Tolstoy’s great masterpiece. It’s a truth that, if applied to real estate deals, could be expressed only slightly differently. “Perfect real estate deals create universal happiness; every imperfect real estate deal creates unhappiness in its own… Continue Reading Fired up by CSU’s bid for Front Range Power Plant

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Gas pipeline oversight draws criticism

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The state Public Utilities Commission, responsible for regulating the type of gas pipeline that exploded in California last month, has received 126 reports of probable pipeline safety violations in the past decade. Continue Reading Gas pipeline oversight draws criticism

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Gas crews face growth pressures

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Retirements in an aging workforce, new regulations for trainees and a growing city could strain the resources needed to check for corrosion and leaks along the miles of natural-gas pipeline operated by Colorado Springs Utilities. Continue Reading Gas crews face growth pressures

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State pays out $11 million in energy rebates

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El Paso County had the second highest pay-outs for state rebates for energy-efficient appliances and home improvements. The program, “Recharge Colorado,” began April 19. County residents received $117,000 in rebates, after Colorado Springs Utilities combines its own rebates with the state money. Statewide, more than 26,000 homeowners and businesses received the rebates, for a total… Continue Reading State pays out $11 million in energy rebates

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Colorado Springs Utilities is making money from the heat wave gripping the southwestern United States. The utilities company sold $372,100 in electricity Monday through Thursday this week to other utilities that are having trouble keeping up with the demand that comes from higher temperatures. Net margin – revenue over costs – can range from 5… Continue Reading CSU selling to other utilities during heat wave

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