Colorado Springs City Council, acting as the Utilities’ Board, chose a contractor today to help its advisory committee study the possibility of selling its power plants. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, the idea remains controversial.

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The Utilities’ Policy Advisory Committee, or UPAC, is looking into selling or leasing the electrical assets of the city-owned utility. Several speakers at the meeting said they’re concerned that the study is part of a steady march leading to an inevitable sale. But UPAC member Jerry Novak says the committee is working to produce a solid analysis and is not biased toward any outcome.

“Absolutely not true. We’re conducting this so when it’s all done, it can be as bullet-proof as humanely possible, that it was done objectively and with facts, not emotions.”

The board unanimously approved the selection of NewGen Strateigies & Solutions of Denver. UPAC can now negotiate a contract with the firm to provide project management services for the study.

 

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