The City of Aspen Utilities provide water and electric service to approximately 6,500 accounts. Environmental Initiatives has a goal of providing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources within the next five years. Currently 75% of our electricity comes from clean, renewable sources including hydroelectric and wind power. Water service to the city started in 1966. The majority of the electrical system was put underground in two major projects in 1976 and 1986.
To manage and maintain our water and electric resources from their resources 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.