March 2018 Board Update

Mar 29, 2018

Arbor Day Foundation Names CU 2018 a Tree Line USA Honoree

The Arbor Day Foundation Has named City Utilities of Springfield a 2018 Tree Line USA in honor of our commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in our service area. This is the twenty-second year that CU has received this recognition. More information about Tree Line USA can be found at


New Buses Arrive for Transit

CU Transit has placed three new buses in service and eight others are in Springfield being prepared for service. The buses replace nine that have been in service since 2000, and two since 2005. The 35-foot buses will accommodate more passengers and have two-doors for easier exiting, improved wheelchair restraint systems, and USB ports for passengers use. The buses were funded with $3.8 million from the Federal Transit Administration Competitive Bus and Bus Facilities program.


Semi-annual Electric and Natural Gas Fuel Rate Adjustments

Electric customers of City Utilities can expect to pay approximately $1.20 less each month on average for service during the months of April through September 2018, compared to the last six months.
The change is due to fuel and purchased energy costs and is based on average residential usage.

Natural gas customers can expect to pay less for natural gas over the next six months compared to projected costs. Residential customers using average volumes of natural gas should pay $2.31 less per month.

The adjustments are part of the semi-annual process that ensures estimated fuel costs used to produce electricity, and natural gas costs, balance with actual fuel costs.

Average residential customer usage includes 1,000 kWh of electricity and 29 therms of natural gas per month during the summer season.


Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, April 5 – Citizens Advisory Council
  • Thursday, April 26 – Board Meeting & Retreat