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. On average, Colorado Springs Utilities' consumers spend 14.13 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 6.25% higher than the average Colorado price of 13.30 cents. In 2020 they had sales to end customers totaling 4,639,120 megawatt hours and wholesale sales to other suppliers of 4,639,120 megawatt hours. The electricity generated in the company's power plants made up 82.34% of the electricity sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 17.66%. The company earned $450,950,500 in 2020. Exactly $18,269,000 of that revenue came from sales to wholesale electricity customers and $428,332,500 came from retail electricity sales.

The average residential power bill for a consumer of Colorado Springs Utilities is $89.85. Colorado Springs Utilities is the 139th largest supplier out of 3509 providers in the country based on number of customers. Electricity generation plants owned by the supplier use non-renewable fuels to generate 97.79% of their total electricity production, or 3,702,693 megawatt hours. They rank 166th in the United States out of 3509 providers. The company generates 2.21% of their total generation, which is 83,740 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 2.32% of the total electricity they produce. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of 6th best out of 54 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 October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.112/kWh$106.99/mo.$67.43/mo.
2321st14.13¢Colorado Springs Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
726th$89.85Average monthly electricity bill for Colorado Springs Utilities' residential customers

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 36.65% of Colorado Springs Utilities' total electricity comes from the use of coal.

Colorado Springs Utilities ranks 127th in the nation out of 3509 suppliers for total electricity generation from natural gas.

Colorado Springs Utilities is ranked 188th in the United States for total electricity generation, generating 3,786,433 megawatt hours.

Roughly 2.21% of Colorado Springs Utilities' total electricity comes from the use of hydroelectric power.

Energy Loss

Colorado Springs Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.

-2.32%

Total Energy Loss

128,085MWh

240 National Rank

Colorado Springs Utilities Energy Makeup

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Colorado Springs Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Colorado245,095512,711,5033100%

Colorado Springs Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
El Paso County730,395615.11$120.87/mo
Teller County24,710315.29$114.17/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 1,926,355786,431,602.18408.25
El Paso County CO Coal 1,221,8201,263,825,896.371,034.38
Colorado Springs CO Natural Gas 542,652447,731,077.26825.08
El Paso County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 69,099
Manitou Springs CO Conventional Hydroelectric 14,373
Colorado Springs CO Natural Gas 11,8669,704,133.49817.81

Colorado Springs Utilities Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
61.07%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
36.65%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.21%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.07%

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 $89.85.

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 6 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 14.13 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 13.30 cents and the average United States rate of 13.71 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 97.79% 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 2.21% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

What cities does Colorado Springs Utilities sell electricity in?

Colorado Springs Utilities provides electricity to 4 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-01