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Yesterday, at the San Antonio Lighthouse’s annual board dinner, CPS Energy was honored as the 2018 Commercial Partner of the Year.

Presenting the award was Mike Gilliam, CEO/President of the Lighthouse, “When it comes to Corporate Citizenship and supporting the Lighthouse mission, CPS Energy has it down pat”.

“What an honor it is to be recognized by the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired for our corporate citizenship,” said Paula Gold-Williams, President & CEO of CPS Energy. “Partnering with local organizations like the Lighthouse is one of the best ways to bring our People First beliefs into the forefront.  On top of all that, we are proud of how this San Antonio mission-driven organization, provided a highly competitive bid that won the day.”

This year’s winner exemplifies the extraordinary power of a partnership and was the leading organization that significantly impacted the advancement of the mission of the Lighthouse.

A three-year office supply contract was awarded to the Lighthouse after a competitive RFP by CPS Energy. This contract has a direct effect on our more than 480 employees, over half who are visually impaired, and their families. Every purchase creates and maintains jobs at the Lighthouse and provides critically important services for people who are blind or vision impaired.



The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Texas. Serving people who are blind or vision impaired since 1933. The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired provides rehabilitation services as well as employment for the blind and vision impaired in its manufacturing plant and throughout the organization.


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 804,000 electric and 343,000 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 $7 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. True to our People First philosophy, 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.

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