Public input session on rate increase request Sept. 9

CPS Energy’s Board of Trustees is hosting a public input session to receive feedback from customers about a proposed rate increase that, if approved by the San Antonio City Council, would take effect in February 2014.

The proposed increase of 4.75 percent  would go largely to capital projects and infrastructure upgrades and would mean an additional $5.19 for a customer using the average 1,100 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month.

Board members and senior management will be at the session, scheduled for Mon., Sept. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the TriPoint Grantham Center, 3233 N. St. Mary’s St.

Those who wish to speak must register at the event between 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Speaking time for each registered speaker will be three minutes, or up to nine minutes if the participant speaks on behalf of two others, who must also register.

Customers can learn more about the proposed rate increase, and ways to make their homes more energy efficient to lower the impact, at any one of the Customer Care Fairs being held in various locations through Oct. 9. The next one is Thurs., Sept. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller’s Pond Community Center, 5102 Pearsall Rd.

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Tracy Idell Hamilton

Tracy Idell Hamilton was part of the Corporate Communications team at CPS Energy.

3 thoughts on “Public input session on rate increase request Sept. 9

  • Hey to whow concern: every body take decisions about rate increase for gas and electricity and peoples keep quiet,the CEO for SAWS have a $70,000 bonus plus $ 300,000.a year,the Director for the pre-kinder 4 program have a salary around $250,000.00,now how much the CEO of CPS go make ,come on peoples when you stop this stupidity,minimum wage stay the same for years and years and peoples with lock of education ,with no money has to paid the many of this employes abuse from the overtime milking the utility companys and directors and management.peoples a the state of Texas are scared to talk why ? you want a proof just check no COMMENTS ON LINE.

  • A national carbon tax masked as an “emissions marketplace” is one of the few pieces of anti-free market legislation Barack Obama has failed to pass during his first four-and-a-half years in office. Clearly this defeat has irked Obama, who is now attempting to bypass Congress and use his rogue Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose sweeping new regulations on America’s energy industry.

    Rather than taxing utilities into submission legislatively, Obama now plans on regulating them to death administratively. To that end, by 2015 Obama’s EPA will unveil strict new limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired facilities under his so-called “Climate Action Plan.” These “Flexible Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants” will be promulgated as state regulations under the auspices of the Clean Air Act.

    Unable to convince a Democratic-controlled Congress to go along with this radical scheme, Obama is now trying to impose it arbitrarily — a plan which will raise energy costs on consumers, kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and deprive the American economy of nearly $1.5 trillion worth of income, according to one estimate.

    In other words Obama is circumventing Congress to advance economically crippling new regulations that won’t even accomplish his stated objectives. And even if Obama’s scheme were constitutional — or the fuzzy science of climate change valid — America’s economy cannot afford the incredibly steep price he is asking us to pay.

    • hi Bob,

      Great to see you here!

      Been meaning to thank you for defending our low rates the other day on Facebook, that was unexpected and appreciated.

      Hope you’re well, and look forward to the next rant. Me, I’m going to keep enjoying the clean air that the EPA has forced on us. (wink!)



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