About City Utilities of Springfield MO

City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri springs to action with multiple services and products. The multi-utility supplies electricity, natural gas, and water for residents and businesses in the southwestern Missouri town. It has about 1,870 miles of power lines and 1,260 miles of natural gas mains, serves about 110,000 electric customers, 82,000 natural gas customers, and 81,000 water customers. It also operates the municipal bus system, which has 25 regular street buses and five demand/response buses, and serves about 790 broadband contracts through SpringNet Telecommunications. City Utilities of Springfield has a service region of 320 sq. ml. and serves a base population of 229,000.

Geographic Reach

The multi-utility's service territory covers Springfield, Missouri, portions of Greene county, and a part of northern Christian county.

Financial Performance

In 2012 City Utilities of Springfield's revenues declined by 4% primarily due to milder-than-usual weather crimping demand (heating degree days were 21% below normal). This drop was partially offset by an increase in revenues from its Transportation, Telco/Broadband and Water segments. In 2012 revenues from electric retail sales increased 5% thanks to rate increases. However, off-system sales volumes decreased 38%.

Natural gas sales decreased 15% as a direct result of lower volumes due to a mild winter and lower natural gas prices.

Water retail sales increased in 2012 to $36.4 million as compared to $32.8 million in 2011, thanks in part to lower-than-usual rainfall.

Telco/Broadband had 25 new SpringNet customers billed in 2012 and saw its revenues rise by 6%.


With coal-fired plants accounting for 62% of its power generation capacity City Utilities of Springfield, is looking to boost its green power options. The utility offers its customers the option of using renewable, wind-generated electricity imported to Springfield from a Kansas wind farm (the 50 MW Smoky Hills Wind Farm in Salina).

In 2013 City Utilities of Springfield was working on a deal to buy solar power from Missouri's largest solar energy farm - a 5 MW plant on a 40 acre site in eastern Greene County, near to the multi-utility's McCartney natural gas turbine between Springfield and Strafford.

Company Background

The utility traces its origins to the gas works of Springfield Gas Lighting Company, which opened in 1874. In 1945, Springfield Gas and Electric was bought by the City of Springfield, resulting in the creation of City Utilities of Springfield.

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City Utilities of Springfield MO

301 E Central St
Springfield, MO 65802-3858
Phone: 1 (417) 863-9000
Fax: 1 (417) 831-8802


  • Employer Type: Government Owned
  • Vice President; Systems Staff; Finance other; Personnel: Andrew Foster
  • Vice President Customer Sales and Service: Marsha McClanahan
  • Engineer, Water Engineering: James Okumu
  • Employees: 980

Major Office Locations

  • Springfield, MO