Colorado State Fair Wants To Cut Electricity Bill

By: AP
By: AP

The Colorado State Fair wants to reduce its electricity costs as its utility bill surges toward $1 million a year.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Thursday the fair's managers say electricity is the main cause of the soaring costs.

The fair's overall utility bill has already exceeded $815,000, and the fiscal year doesn't end until July.

Electricity alone cost more than $500,000 through March 31.

Joe Dean, director of fairgrounds facilities, says he will meet with representatives of Black Hills Energy, the fair's electricity supplier, to discuss options.

Dean says Black Hills will do an energy audit of the fairgrounds, which could find potential savings.


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  • by Nic on Apr 28, 2011 at 01:02 PM
    Holy Cow! They should have enough money with what they charge for parking, admittance, food, drinks, rides, etc. I don't know how a family with kids can afford the state fair any more. I went this past summer with my husband and three kids. It was $5 for one lemonade, and most of it was ice in the cup! That's $25 just for all of us to have a drink. I think we spent over $200 just for the very basics to enjoy the fair. I won't be going again.
  • by Rod Location: Blende on Apr 28, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    Go Solar.
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