Open houses and virtual town hall will take place on December 1 and 8
November 23, 2022 (SAN ANTONIO) – CPS Energy is hosting another set of open houses and a virtual town hall to continue gathering input from the community as the utility develops options to power Greater San Antonio’s future. The utility is currently working with its Rate Advisory Committee (RAC) and others to identify the best combination of power generation resources to replace aging power plants over the next several years while meeting the city’s climate goals, maintaining reliability and keeping bills competitively-priced. The planning process takes into account the age of existing power plants, the future of coal plants, potential customer bill impacts, projected population growth in the nation’s fastest growing city, and other factors.
Upcoming events are as follows:
Power Generation Open House:
Thursday, December 1
CPS Energy Headquarters
500 McCullough Ave
San Antonio, TX 78215
9 – 11 a.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Power Generation Virtual Town Hall
Thursday, December 8
7 – 8 p.m.
Register now or engage in the livestream at www.cpsenergy.com/watchlive
Last month, CPS Energy hosted the first in a series of events surrounding power generation planning. During morning and evening open houses, customers engaged with subject matter experts on a variety of topics ranging from power generation, to environmental efforts, and much more. Attendees were encouraged to take a survey requesting their input on how the utility moves forward with future generation sources. More feedback is wanted and a link to the surveys can be found here. Survey results are updated roughly every two weeks, with the latest results here.
“We are encouraged by the attendance we received at our first open houses in October and are looking forward to continued engagement with our community about the future of energy for San Antonio,” said Melissa Sorola, VP of Corporate Communications and Marketing at CPS Energy. “We want as much feedback as possible for our Board of Trustees to consider as they make a decision on how we’ll power our community.”
Along with customer feedback, the CPS Energy Board of Trustees will receive a recommendation from the RAC on which generation technologies the committee members believe will provide the best value to the community over the next few years. To learn more about the committee’s progress, watch the meetings online, or view previous presentations, visit cpsenergy.com. For more information about CPS Energy’s current energy resources and what will be needed in the future, visit here.
About CPS Energy
Established in 1860, CPS Energy is the nation’s largest public power, natural gas, and electric company, providing safe, reliable, and competitively priced service to 907,526 electric and 373,988 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties. Our customers’ combined energy bills rank among the lowest of the nation’s 20 largest cities while generating $8 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for more than seven decades. As a trusted and strong community partner, we continuously focus on job creation, economic development, and educational investment. We are powered by our skilled workforce, whose commitment to the community is demonstrated through our employees’ volunteerism in giving back to our city and programs aimed at bringing value to our customers. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation.