July 2018
Preparing for our energy future

We have the technology, expertise and dedicated staff to retire the Martin Drake Power Plant and continue adding more environmentally friendly generation to our system.

While we can't close the plant tomorrow, we have an experienced team now planning and putting the infrastructure in place to efficiently and safely decommission and deconstruct it. Our primary focus is to ensure reliable electric service for our customers once the plant is closed.

Learn more in our latest update about this process.
Home builders: Get up to code at the IECC workshop

Residential home builders and contractors, please join us to learn about the El Paso County/Pikes Peak Regional Building Department's adoption of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) building codes.

This free industry workshop is on Wednesday, July 25 from 3-5 p.m. at our Conservation and Environmental Center at 2855 Mesa Road.

Robby Schwarz, principal and director of building relations for EnergyLogic, Inc. will present. Topics include more stringent Home Energy Rating System (HERS) requirements and an overview of the incentives we offer.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 11 to dhudson@usiinc.com
Water wisely with irrigation rebates

No matter the size of your business, we can help with money-saving irrigation rebates. Commercial buildings can account for 17 percent of the municipal water demand in the United States, so using water wisely makes good business sense. We offer the following irrigation rebates:
  • Turf to native grass conversion
  • Flow sensor
  • Smart irrigation controllers
  • Drip conversion
  • High-efficiency matched precipitation nozzles
  • Pressure-regulating sprinkler heads with check-valves
We're here to help with efficiency tips, tools and resources. Visit csu.org for more information on all our commercial rebates. 
Harness the power of our outage map

Have a service outage in your area? Use our updated online map or mobile app to report the outage and track its status. On the map you'll find:
  • When the outage began
  • An estimated restoration time
  • How many customers are affected
  • If there is a crew on scene
  • Possible traffic impacts, planned maintenance work and more.
You can find the map at csu.org or download the mobile app for iOS and Android platforms.

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