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CPS Energy to stage in Schulenburg before deploying to assist with Hurricane Harvey restoration efforts in south Texas
In response to requests from American Electric Power (AEP) Texas and the Texas Mutual Assistance Group, CPS Energy is sending several crews and support teams to Schulenburg, Texas to assist with storm restoration efforts. From here, crews will coordinate efforts to help restore power to south Texas residents.
Hurricane Harvey has affected much of south and east Texas area with power outages resulting from heavy rains and strong winds. It is reported that more than 100,000 AEP customers are without power at this time.
“We are fortunate to be in a position to assist,” said Rudy Garza Senior Vice-President of Distribution Services & Operations at CPS Energy. “Our guys are proud to respond to the request. Our team is great at storm restoration and in the spirt of our community will represent CPS Energy and our San Antonio Community well in our effort to help our fellow Texans.”
Fifty-three CPS Energy team members have volunteered to assist in response to the request for support. Our restoration team will include overhead line crews, fleet mechanics and safety team members.
CPS Energy is prepared to provide assistance for two weeks. For follow-up information on our restoration efforts, follow our social media channels.
CPS Energy is celebrating its 75th year of City of San Antonio ownership. Established in 1860, we are the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas and electric company, providing safe and affordable service to 804,000 electric and 343,000 natural gas customers in Greater San Antonio. With our AA+ credit rating, one of the best in the industry, we offer best in class reliability and some of the lowest rates among the top 10 largest U.S. cities. We recognize our role as a community partner and are continuously focused on job creation, economic development and educational investment. Powered by our people, our investment in the community is demonstrated through our employees’ generosity in giving $1.1 million to United Way. We are also committed to investing in clean energy. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation. For more information, visit newsroom.cpsenergy.com.