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Colorado Springs Utilities joins energy network to lower rates over time

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado Springs Utilities just announced this week that it'll be joining Southwest Power Pool's western market by next April, meaning they'll be able to buy and sell renewable energy from other sites to save money.

Why is it a big deal? Ultimately, it will mean lower rates for customers without sacrificing reliability, according to CSU Chief Operating Officer Travas Deal.

It also helps CSU come closer to reaching some of its environmental goals passed in June 2020, which call for an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and a 90% reduction by 2050. This new partnership allows for an increase in renewable energy usage which works toward those clean energy goals.

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  1. I will believe it when I see it on my bill statement. As they say, the proof is in the pudding, or never count your eggs before they hatch, or fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

    1. maybe in 2030 …
      It probably won’t even offset the new “fee” we are paying CSU because
      they weren’t aware it can get cold in Colorado.

  2. This is a CYA since as soon as reliable Drake is decommissioned prices are going to skyrocket and they know they don’t generate enough power so are going to be buying on the open market. Rate increase coming soon to a house near you!

  3. Shut down our power plant and buy it from another power plant in another state. If its not in your state does it qualify as green energy or zero emissions?

    1. They’re buying clean energy, not coal energy. You didn’t bother to read the article, did you? How embarrassing to be as thoughtless as you.

    1. You’re right. Your claims against CSU were all BS. Perhaps you’re catching on……

  4. Shutting down the coal plants is going to triple your bill. Green Energy is a long way from being ECONOMICALLY viable.

    1. That is flatly incorrect. Try thinking more and listening to the liars on your TV less.

  5. I also have a theory about all the vandalism/crime that is growing in Colorado springs and our parks.
    I believe that people, especially younger people, who live in a city that has become too expensive for them to live in, that has become a city of no hope drives many to no longer care about that city.

    1. not when you are struggling not to drown,,,
      the last thing you have on your mind is growing city pride.
      We have a local government already taking your money and creating their kingdom with it.

  6. Fantastic. Bi-dumb gave China access to our power grid. Now with Colorado Springs joining the Southwest Power Pool, China now has access to our power too. Way to go Bi-dumb!!

    1. I must have missed something. When, and how, has China gained access to our power grid? The last I looked, there is this little thing called the Pacific Ocean between China and the United States. The longest underwater power cable in the world is currently 360 miles long (Netherlands to Norway), a far cry from the 7,252 miles needed to go from the U.S. West Coast to China. The longest underwater power cable currently under construction is a 460 mile cable between England and Denmark. The longest proposed underwater power cable is a 2800 mile cable to run from a solar farm in Australia to Singapore.

    2. Biden didn’t give China access to our power grid, you lack wit. Your tired, pathetic, infantile use of “dumb” clearly is better suited to describing you. Try harder. You’re an embarrassment.

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