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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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Let’s see whether I understand this. We have a city-owned municipal utility which has invested billions of in the construction of systems which divert, store, transport and distribute water from many sources to Colorado Springs. We have one of the greatest park systems of any city in America, including landscaped medians, neighborhood parks, major parks,… Continue Reading Greater accountability needed at Colo. Sprgs. Utilities

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The Colorado Springs business community is on course to be the recipient of more than $33 million in local spending by Colorado Springs Utilities during 2010. In advance of today’s Utilities Board meeting today, procurement and contract department officials reported that it is on course to set a local spending record, which year-to-date accounts for… Continue Reading Utility says spending focuses on local biz

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Independent board needed for CSU

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A critical vote is coming on the $1.2 billion Southern Delivery System, and I’m hoping it passes. Actually, I can hardly imagine it failing. As a result, Colorado Springs water rates will be going up in the next two years, climbing from an average of $36.86 to $46.24. Additional votes will be needed for additional… Continue Reading Independent board needed for CSU

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Colorado Springs Utilities is holding a series of workshops for contractors and businesses interested in working on the Southern Delivery System project. Workshops on the water project – which will bring water from the Pueblo Reservoir into Colorado Springs – will be held in El Paso, Pueblo and Fremont Counties. The El Paso County workshop… Continue Reading Utilities holds contractor workshop tomorrow

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