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A new solar energy generating facility near Calhan is powering Colorado Springs homes and businesses through a partnership between Colorado Springs Utilities and NextEra Energy Resources. With 119,000 panels across 278 acres, the Grazing Yak Solar Project provides 35 megawatts of electricity — enough to power about 13,000 homes per year. For the next 25 years, Colorado […]

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The issue: Aram Benyamin has finished 10 months as Springs Utilities CEO, so evaluations are in order. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at What we think: It’s safe to say Benyamin has surpassed expectations, leading and changing Utilities’ culture. Back when Colorado Springs Utilities was bracing for the retirement of […]

Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Aram Benyamin has always been a man on a mission — with big goals and in a hurry to reach them. When he arrived in the United States from Lebanon as a 19-year-old in 1977, he’d left a civil war that had been raging for more than two years. Within a […]