CPS Energy in the news

By on February 13, 2013
NuStar proposing to place CPS Energy EVP to the board  
bizjournals.com March 12, 2013
In late April, NuStar Energy LP unitholders will vote to add a new member to the company’s board of directors. Jelynne LeBlanc Burley, executive vice president-corporate support services and chief administrative officer at CPS Energy, has been nominated for the position.

  

Power for 70,000: Solar project breaks ground in South Bexar County  
Kens5.com March 5, 2013
SAN ANTONIO — OCI Solar Power broke ground Tuesday on the largest municipal solar power project in United States. The 400-megawatt project is being developed through a public-private partnership between OCI Solar Power and CPS Energy.

 

First OCI Solar Farm Under Construction, Finished By Year End  Texas Public Radio March 5, 2013
Listen Today CPS Energy and city officials joined OCI Solar Power executives in a toast to the first phase of construction on a mega solar power agreement that promises 800 jobs for the city over several solar farm locations.

 

CPS to build a new communications system  
mysa.com March 4, 2013

CPS Energy said Monday it had struck a deal with California-based Silver Spring Networks to develop a communications system for the city-owned utility.

 

Be notified of power emergencies with CPS Energy Alert  News 4 WOAI Feb. 25, 2013
SAN ANTONIO — The next time a major power outage is expected to affect a large part of our service area, expect a call, text or email from CPS Energy.

 

UTSA gaining access to city’s improved broadband network  
The Paisano – UTSA Feb. 25, 2013
UTSA is gaining more access to the San Antonio Area Broadband Network (SAABN) through agreements made between the City of San Antonio and CPS Energy, allowing the campus to have an increased level of interconnectivity between the UTSA Main, Downtown and HemisFair Park campuses.

 

Beneby accepts 3-year deal  
mysa.com Feb. 26, 2013
CPS Energy’s board of trustees Monday said CEO Doyle Beneby has accepted a deal that likely will keep him at the city-owned utility for another three years.

 

Doyle N. Beneby – Human Powerhouse  
San Antonio Man Magazine Feb. 22, 2013
Many men ultimately come to be defined by their chosen profession, but for San Antonio’s Doyle N. Beneby, the president and chief executive officer of CPS Energy, the reverse is perhaps more the case

 

Solar plant breaks ground indoors due to rain  
 KSAT.com Feb. 20, 2013
 Nexolon America will bring 400 jobs by 2015

 

Nexolon breaks ground for plant  
mysa.com Feb. 20, 2013
With ceremonial hard hats on and shovels in hand, city officials and executives from CPS Energy and Nexolon broke ground Wednesday on the company’s solar panel manufacturing plant at Brooks City-Base.

 

San Antonio & Austin Generate Four Times More Solar Energy Than Rest Of State  
TPR, KSTX 89.1 Feb. 14, 2013
San Antonio and Austin generate the vast majority of solar energy produced in Texas, thanks to strong solar policies the rest of the state should emulate, says a recent study.

 

SA forms network to make better use of broadband  
mysa.com Feb. 14, 2013
Mayor Julián Castro and City Council member Leticia Ozuna on Wednesday unveiled what they described as a transformational expansion of the city’s broadband communications network. The initiative takes advantage of unused CPS Energy bandwidth at little cost, officials said.

 CPS offers SAFE paid internship  
mysa.com Feb. 13, 2013CPS Energy invites high school juniors with an interest in math, engineering, computer information systems, and business related fields to apply for the CPS Energy Student Assistance for Education (SAFE) program.

 

Toshiba aquires smartgrid startup Consert  
gigaom.com Feb. 12, 2013
After buying Landis+Gyr close to two years ago, Toshiba is making another, albeit, much smaller acquisition in the smart grid sector. Last week Toshiba announced that it plans to acquire startup Consert, which had been building a smart home service.Consert inked a deal with CPS Energy last year to provide 140,000 of its Home Managers to the city-owned utility; as part of the deal, Consert moved its HQ to San Antonio.

 

CPS Energy develops ‘high wire chair’ for safe work on live wires  
publicpower.org Feb. 11, 2013
When faced with the challenge of working on hard-to-reach wires, linemen and machinists at CPS Energy, in San Antonio, Texas, decided to design and fabricate their own “high wire chair” so their linemen could safely work on live wires.

 

Grants Run Out, But CPS Finds Way To Continue Casa Verde Program  
tpr.org Feb. 7, 2013
CPS Energy is looking for new applicants to its Casa Verde energy-efficiency program. Casa Verde is a weatherization program designed to help families in need reduce their monthly utility bills.

 

Toshiba buys SA-based Consert Inc.  
mysa.com Feb. 6, 2013
Toshiba Corporation said late Wednesday it’s purchasing San Antonio-based Consert Inc., which signed a deal to sell 140,000 home-energy management systems to CPS Energy in 2011.

 

CPS boss hears utility’s offer  
mysa.com Feb. 4, 2013
CPS Energy’s board of trustees made its opening bid Friday to retain CEO Doyle Beneby, offering a package that would allow him to make up to $850,000 a year.

 

CPS partners donate $650k to education programs  
mysa.com Feb. 4, 2013
CPS Energy announced this week that two members of its “new energy economy” partnership have donated $650,000 to seven education programs in San Antonio. The utility’s New Energy Economy initiative has raised $1.55 million for local education programs since it was created June 2011.
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