The utility has completed ERCOT winter preparedness requirements to meet energy demand.
December 15, 2023 (SAN ANTONIO) – As part of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) winter readiness efforts, utilities across the state are required to certify that winter preparedness activities have been completed by December 1, 2023. CPS Energy submitted the required Declaration of Preparedness for winter weatherization to ERCOT for the utility’s transmission systems and power plants.
As part of the declaration, CPS Energy notified ERCOT of four power plants that are offline for planned winter maintenance. Three units are scheduled to return to service on or before December 15, 2023, with one remaining unit expected to return by early January. Power plant planned maintenance outages are necessary to prepare for reliable operations.
Compliance certifications were completed in addition to weatherization efforts for the utility’s power plants. Weatherization activities protect critical power plant equipment from freezing temperatures. CPS Energy installed more than 100 temporary and permanent enclosures to safeguard essential equipment and added other measures such as the placement of supplementary heaters, protective barriers, thicker insulation, emergency backup generators, and other protections totaling more than $20 million since February 2022.
CPS Energy encourages customers
To learn more about CPS Energy’s winter preparedness efforts, visit the CPS Energy’s Board of Trustees Winter Readiness 2023 video 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 more than 930,114 electric and 381,379 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 $9 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for 80 years. 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.