Colorado Springs Utilities: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Colorado Springs Utilities

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About Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities provides electricity for 4 cities in the state including cities like Colorado Springs, Security-Widefield CDP, Fountain, Cimarron Hills CDP, and Fort Carson CDP. The company is a municipally owned organization. A total of 251,887 customers (83.67% residential customers, 15.73% commercial customers and 0.60% industrial properties) are provided electricity by the company. Consumers of Colorado Springs Utilities are billed an average residential electricity price of 13.89 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.96% below Colorado's average rate of 14.16 cents. In 2022 the company had retail sales of 4,729,189 megawatt hours and wholesale sales to other electricity providers of 4,729,189 megawatt hours. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of multiple sources including megawatt hours they produce and supplementary megawatt hours procured via wholesale channels. These two categories comprise 71.73% and 28.27%, respectively, of all electricity sourced by the company. In 2022, they made a total of $594,790,800 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 95.92% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users and 3.08% from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The average residential power bill for a consumer of Colorado Springs Utilities is $84.49. Colorado Springs Utilities is the 139th largest supplier out of 3518 providers in the country based on number of customers. Electricity generation plants owned by the supplier use non-renewable fuels to generate 97.41% of their total electricity production, or 3,222,214 megawatt hours. They rank 164th in the United States out of 3518 providers. The company generates 2.59% of their total generation, which is 85,738 megawatt hours, from sustainable fuel sources.

Colorado Springs Utilities Net Metering

Offering net metering to consumers is a win-win situation for Colorado Springs Utilities and individuals who get their electricity from the company. This makes it easier for people who are interested to install solar and other alternative electricity options as they have the ability to sell unused kilowatt hours back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is just part of the process when dealing with electricity transmission. Colorado Springs Utilities currently averages a loss of approximately 2.61% of the total electricity they produce. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of 7th best out of 55 providers who report energy loss in the state.

Colorado Springs Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Colorado Springs Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.162/kWh$0.112/kWh$125.78/mo.$55.50/mo.
1660th13.89¢Colorado Springs Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
394th$84.49Average monthly electricity bill for Colorado Springs Utilities' residential customers

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Colorado Springs Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:111 South Cascade Avenue
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
    United States of America

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Quick Facts About Colorado Springs Utilities

Roughly 27.65% of Colorado Springs Utilities' total electricity comes from the use of coal.

Colorado Springs Utilities ranks 133rd in the nation out of 3518 suppliers for total electricity generation from natural gas.

Colorado Springs Utilities is ranked 189th in the United States for total electricity generation, generating 3,307,952 megawatt hours.

Roughly 2.59% of Colorado Springs Utilities' total electricity comes from the use of hydroelectric power.

Energy Loss

Colorado Springs Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.

-2.61%

Total Energy Loss

141,889MWh

298 National Rank

Colorado Springs Utilities Energy Makeup

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Colorado Springs Utilities Coverage Map

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Colorado Springs Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Colorado251,887485,831,3883100%

Colorado Springs Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
El Paso County740,567614.57$113.57/mo
Teller County24,607314.00$102.01/mo

Power Plants Owned by Colorado Springs Utilities

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
El Paso County CO Natural Gas 2,152,312869,495,175.08403.98
El Paso County CO Coal 920,586.99953,025,955.171,035.24
Colorado Springs CO Natural Gas 135,26477,384,201.33572.1
El Paso County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 66,248
Manitou Springs CO Conventional Hydroelectric 18,102
Colorado Springs CO Natural Gas 14,05111,444,060.81814.47
El Paso County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 1,388

Colorado Springs Utilities Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
69.56%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
27.65%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.59%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.19%

Cities Colorado Springs Utilities Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Colorado Springs Utilities FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Colorado Springs Utilities customers each month?

Customers of Colorado Springs Utilities pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $84.49.

How many counties does Colorado Springs Utilities sell electricity in?

There are 2 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Colorado Springs Utilities.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Colorado Springs Utilities?

There are 7 power plants associated with or owned by Colorado Springs Utilities.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Colorado Springs Utilities customers?

Colorado Springs Utilities' current average bundled electricity rate is 13.89 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 14.16 cents and the average United States rate of 15.68 cents.

What is the phone number for Colorado Springs Utilities?

You can reach Colorado Springs Utilities by phone via (719) 448-4800.

What percentage of Colorado Springs Utilities' electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuels?

Electric production plants owned by or associated with Colorado Springs Utilities produce 97.41% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

What percentage of Colorado Springs Utilities' electricity is produced using renewable fuels?

Electric production plants owned by or associated with Colorado Springs Utilities generate 2.59% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

What cities does Colorado Springs Utilities sell electricity in?

Colorado Springs Utilities provides electricity to 4 cities.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-05-11