October 2018
New Chief Executive Officer to be sworn in on Tuesday

On Sept. 17, the Utilities Board unanimously voted to offer Aram Benyamin the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Colorado Springs Utilities, after considering a field of 130 candidates from across the United States.

Before joining Springs Utilities in 2015 as General Manager of the Energy Supply Department, Mr. Benyamin built his reputation at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. There, he served as senior assistant general manager of the municipal utility's power system. To learn more about Mr. Benyamin, visit csu.org.

Community members are invited to attend Mr. Benyamin's swearing-in ceremony, facilitated by Mayor John Suthers.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Blue River Board Room, 5th floor, Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon Street

If you'd like to watch the swearing-in ceremony, but can't attend on Tuesday, the event can also be viewed via live stream.
Investing in resilient water systems

As the underground network of water and wastewater pipes in Colorado Springs approaches 100 years old, much of it is nearing the end of its useful life. Like other utilities across the United States, we are challenged with sustainable funding solutions for the renewal of these systems. 

This fall, we're asking the Utilities Board for a slight increase in water and wastewater rates for 2019. As a not-for-profit utility, rates cover only the cost of serving our customers. To learn more about your proposed 2019 utility rates, 
please visit csu.org .
Creating tomorrow's energy landscape

Recently, the Utilities Board approved the addition of 150 megawatts of new solar generation plus battery storage to our system by 2024.  The project will bring our renewable energy mix to more than 20 percent by 2024.

We are changing the way we power the Pikes Peak Region. This project, coupled with the two additional solar projects that total 95 megawatts, will be enough to power 75,000 homes annually with carbon-free energy. 

We understand our business and residential customers have high expectations for their local utility. In addition to safe and reliable service, they want to know we are preserving the Pikes Peak region. That's why projects such as this play an integral part in our environmental stewardship.
Carbon monoxide safety tips

Carbon monoxide (CO) causes thousands of poisoning deaths each year in North America. It is a c olorless and odorless gas produced from 
combustion fumes. Follow these safety tips: 
  • Install a CO alarm on each floor of your business.  
  • Have a qualified contractor inspect your heating system annually for safe, efficient operation. 
  • If you suspect CO, leave the premises immediately and call 911, then call us at 448-4800.
Sources include things like heaters, fireplaces and portable generators. Symptoms of CO poisoning are often flu-like. Learn more at csu.org

Contact a business service representative: 719-448-4804

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