May 2018 Board Update

May 31, 2018

Record Heat Arrives Early

With high summer temperatures already arriving, CU wants to remind customers of ways to help control energy use and utility bills. Simple tips to conserve energy and water, plus rebate incentives to help with upgrades are available on our website by clicking here.

Second Solar Farm Being Researched Could Provide More Renewable Energy for CU

During 2017, CU’s power generation was comprised of approximately 30 percent renewable energy and following today’s Board meeting, City Utilities, and the Springfield-Branson National Airport, will enter a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing research for the feasibility of constructing a solar farm on property near the entrance of the airport. The 30-acre site has potential for approximately 3 MW of solar energy generation. A request for proposals will be issued in the coming months. Springfield is home to Missouri’s first community solar farm providing up to 5 MW of renewable solar energy to our community. Details on that project and other CU renewable energy projects can be found on our website under the “Ways to Save” tab.

Transit to Participate in Upcoming Communities in Motion Week

City Utilities Transit will again be participating in Communities in Motion Week the week of June 18-22.  Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Communities in Motion Week is observed in communities across the United States to emphasize how communities benefit from public transportation. Special activities will take place that week including a special Farmers’ Market day on June 21, to benefit the WIC program. Additional information will be provided prior to that week.

Board Approves Purchase of Property

The Board today authorized the purchase of approximately 38 acres on the northwest corner of Sunshine and Scenic. A long-standing agreement with the property owners allowed CU to use the land as a clean-fill site for CU Water and Gas Construction crews. Purchase of the property, at $1.35 million, will allow the continued use of the site for many additional years.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, June 26 – Board Committee Meeting (Tentative)
  • Thursday, June 28 – Board Meeting
  • Wednesday, July 4 – Offices Closed in observance of Fourth of July