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August  2018
Expanding our renewable energy future

We are excited to announce the start of two utility-scale solar projects that will significantly increase our amount of renewable energy to the Pikes Peak Region.

Totaling 95 megawatts, the projects will power about 30,000 homes annually and increase our solar energy offering to 130 megawatts. Combined with hydro power, our renewable energy portfolio will total about 15 percent of our summer generating capacity when the projects come online.

Palmer Solar Project
Grazing Yak Project
  • Generation: 60 megawatts
  • 500-acre site in El Paso County
  • Online by December 2020
  • Generation: 35 megawatts
  • 270-acre site south of Calhan, Colo.
  • Online late 2019
A new look for our eBill email 

Our eBill is a secure way to receive and view your bill online. As an eBilling customer, you'll receive an email each month when your bill is ready for viewing online. C
urrent eBilling customers will soon notice a change to your eBilling email notification

Improvements to the format of the email include:
  • Increased readability;
  • Easier access to My Account;
  • Better presentation on mobile devices; and
  • Delivery of timely/relevant information.
Not an eBill user? Sign up by logging into My Account, select My Notifications and check the eBilling box. We hope you continue to enjoy the convenience of eBilling in the new format.
Will your next car be an electric vehicle?

Considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) for your next car? According to a  2018 survey released by the American Automobile Association, 20 percent of Americans are considering EVs. We did some research for you:  
  • Price. The cost per mile to fuel an EV is approximately one-third to one-quarter the cost of gasoline. Plus, in addition to a federal and state credit for buying a new EV, Nissan is extending its offer of $3,000 off the Nissan LEAF to Colorado Springs residents through September.
  • Home charging and range anxiety. EVs can plug into a common 120-volt outlet with a small mobile charger, or you can install a faster charger that uses a 240-volt outlet. For on-the-go options, Plugshare provides an easy-to-use map to locate one of the many charging stations across the nation.
  • EV types. There are two types of EVs, all-electric and plug-in hybrids. All-electric vehicles depend solely on a rechargeable battery. Plug-in hybrid EVs initially run on power from the battery, then switches to gasoline when the battery is depleted. 
If you are thinking about buying an EV, check out the information on our websiteIf you already own one, we want to hear from you! Please email us about your driving and charging experiences around Colorado Springs.
Protect yourself from scams

Scammers are getting more sophisticated. Some have the ability to make it look like they're calling from our number. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself from scams:
  • We will never call you asking for your credit card information.
  • We do not require customers to make payments with a credit or prepaid card.
  • We will not call and demand payment for meter replacement.

If in doubt about a caller's validity, hang up and call us at 448-4800 to verify. Do not provide any personal information. Learn more at

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