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Colorado Springs Utilities: Implementing an Energy Vision
Wednesday, October 04, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: AAEES Webinar Series

Colorado Springs Utilities: Implementing an Energy Vision

presented by

Stanley Consultants

Webinar Info


Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Noon Eastern | 9:00 am Pacific


1 hour and 30 minutes (approximate)

Registration Fees:

FREE for All AAEES Board Certified Individuals, AAEES Members, and Student Members | $40 for non-members

Webinar Speakers

 David Tennant

David Tennant, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Stanley Consultants

 Phil Tunnah

Phil Tunnah
Operations Director
Stanley Consultants

 David Longrie

David Longrie
Manager of Energy Resource Planning and Innovation
Colorado Springs Utilities

Webinar Summary

The need to decarbonize power generation is the new driving force behind utility management. Colorado Springs Utilities is moving quickly from its traditional coal-fired power generation to provide resilient, reliable and cost-effective energy that is environmentally sustainable. This presentation will discuss the city’s journey to its 2020 Energy Vision program; selection of the generation portfolio; transformation from coal at the Drake plant to natural gas peaking power and response to new regulations.

About the Presenters

David Tennant's professional experience in the power industry dates back to 2015 when he started as a mechanical engineer with Stanley Consultants. His experience includes design, feasibility analysis, owner's representative services and construction support for new and existing power plants, including combined heat and power plants, natural gas units, coal units and alternative energy technologies.

Phil Tunnah joined Stanley Consultants in 2022 after 33 years of experience in the AEC industry. As operations director for Stanley, he provides resource and project planning leadership and implements new recruitment, member development, communications, engagement, intern and young professional programs, processes and approaches.

David Longrie joined Colorado Springs Utilities in 2007 and has planned and delivered numerous water and energy projects. David is leading Colorado Springs Utilities' current Battery Energy Storage projects and new resource acquisitions. David's resource planning team performs electric and gas resource planning, distributed energy resource planning and runs the demand side management programs for Colorado Springs Utilities.

Colorado Springs Utilities is a municipally owned utility providing electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the Pikes Peak region. As part of achieving their Sustainable Energy Plan, Colorado Springs Utilities is planning for 350MW of Natural Gas, 525 MW of new solar, 625 MW of new wind and over 300 MW of BES.

Webinar Format

This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.

AAEES Board Certified Individuals: Attend this event and earn 1.5 PDHs towards your PDH requirements for maintaining your specialty certification.

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Thank You to Our Webinar Sponsor

Stanley Consultants

Improving Lives Since 1913. Stanley Consultants has been helping clients solve essential and complex energy and infrastructure challenges for over 100 years, successfully completing more than 50,000 engagements in 110 countries and all 50 states and U.S. territories. Values-based and purpose-driven, Stanley is an employee-owned company of engineers, scientists, technologists, innovators and client-service experts who are recognized for their commitment and passion to make a difference. For more information on Stanley Consultants, please visit https://www.stanleyconsultants.com.

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