Utilities


Mission Statement

To manage and maintain our water and electric resources from their sources to our customers in a manner that most efficiently meets, or exceeds, all related State and Federal standards, while driving the reduction of Aspen's greenhouse gas emissions and energy use through policy, outreach, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

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  1. City of Aspen's Utilities History
  2. Aspen's Municipal Electric Utility

The City of Aspen’s Utilities provides water and electric service to approximately 7,100 meters for the health, enjoyment, and benefit of community residents, businesses, and visitors to Aspen, Colorado. Born on the rugged frontier from a pioneering spirit, in 1885 the Aspen Water Company began water service and in the same year, Aspen became the first city west of the Mississippi to light streets and businesses from hydroelectric power.   During the following 100 years, Aspen evolved from its silver mining roots to a visionary dream of skiing in the 1930s, to the world class resort of today. 

Aspen’s Utilities also evolved with the community. In 1966, the City dedicated a new water treatment plant.  In years 1976 and 1986, the Utilities completed 2 major projects to place the electric system underground. In 1980, voters approved a bond issue for the replacement and enlargement of deteriorating water mains, some of which dated to the mining days.  Later in the 1980’s, Utilities constructed 2 hydroelectric plants and a second water treatment plant.  In 2002, Utilities was a pioneering subscriber to a new wind farm in Kimball Nebraska and later in 2015, Aspen became the 3rd municipal electric utility in the nation to achieve a 100% Renewable Energy electric portfolio.  This legacy of progressive, innovative thinking, harnessing technology and exceptional service continues to flourish today in the staff of our organization.

City of Aspen Utilities Agency Organizational Profile 2019

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