Corporate Social Responsibility

CPS Energy Works for Our Community

Investing in Education
CPS Energy and its employees realize the value of education in our community. Many of our employees read to second graders or mentor at-risk high school students. Our utility provides internships and summer employment opportunities to help qualified students build job-readiness skills or improve skills in technical occupations. CPS Energy actively supports programs for programs for students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and similar fields. As part of our New Energy Economy endeavors, an education component is an important element of any economic development agreement between CPS Energy and potential partners.

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Getting Involved
Each year, our 3,600 employees donate thousands of volunteer hours to a variety of community service projects. We revitalize neglected parks, mentor elementary and high school students, lend time and support to our military heroes, donate school supplies as well as holiday gifts to children in need, participate in walks and charitable events, educate residents about energy issues, and give generously to our annual United Way campaign.

Preserving Our Environment
When you’re an energy company, the environment has to be a high priority. At CPS Energy it is. Our coal plants are equipped with state-of-the-art emissions control equipment. We rely heavily on nuclear energy to produce clean, carbon-free electricity. We continue to expand our use of renewable energies with the continued development of solar farms around San Antonio and wind energy produced by West Texas and coastal wind farms.

Cooling lakes around our power plants use recycled water, saving precious Edwards Aquifer resources. Our vehicle fleet uses cleaner-burning fuels and hydrid-electric vehicles. When our infrastructure must be expanded to meet demand, we carefully identify areas for new infrastructure that will have the least impact on wildlife and natural resources.

Habitat Conservation Plan
In 2014, CPS Energy announced the development of a system-wide Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for its operations, construction, and maintenance/repair activities. The HCP will ensure that the threatened and endangered species in the CPS Energy service territory are protected while the community continues to grow.

June 9, 2015 HCP Biological Advisory Team Kick-off Meeting Agenda

March 17, 2015 HCPCAC Meeting Agenda

Habitat Conservation Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee (HCPCAC) February 17 2015 Kick-off Meeting Agenda

February 8, 2016 HCP Biological Advisory Team Meeting Agenda

February 9, 2016 HCP Citizen’s Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

Read more about the HCP.

 

 

 

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