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The utility has met ERCOT’s June 1, 2024, preparedness deadline.

June 3, 2024 (SAN ANTONIO) — CPS Energy presented the utility’s efforts to their Board of Trustees as part of summer preparedness. The utility has now completed preparedness activities as part of the formal response to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). CPS Energy attests that all transmission systems and generation units are fully compliant with all required readiness activities.

CPS Energy has focused on conducting planned maintenance for all generation units for the 2024 summer season. This includes additional hurricane preparation for the recently acquired plants in Corpus Christi and Laredo.

“Our teams have worked to ensure our plants are prepared to provide the energy our community expects and relies upon. We especially want to thank our teams that run the plants, our field crews that respond to outages while working safely under tough weather conditions,” said Rudy D. Garza, President & CEO of CPS Energy. “As part of our commitment to provide reliable energy, we are doing what we need to do to have a successful summer run for our power plants.”

CPS Energy has taken several steps to prepare for reliable power plant operations during the summer. These efforts include and are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting power plant and equipment system checks
  • Servicing power plant cooling systems
  • Reviewing power plant summer operating procedures including emergency operations

Emergency supplies such as utility poles and transformers are in stock to ensure quick service restoration in case of an outage. CPS Energy has also enhanced its system for prioritizing outages and performing unplanned infrastructure work to resolve critical service issues on time.

The utility highly values customer engagement and encourages customers to sign up for Energy Alerts and follow CPS Energy on Facebook @CPS Energy, Instagram @cps_energy, and X @cpsenergy. Customers can update their emergency contact information under the Manage My Account (MMA) portal or by calling (210) 353-2222. 

At CPS Energy, we believe in empowering our customers. We encourage you to take control of your energy usage and visit cpsenergy.com/savings to learn more about saving energy and money on summer energy bills. Click here to learn more about energy conservation rebates and other programs that put you in the driver’s seat of your energy use.

For more information about CPS Energy’s summer readiness efforts, click here. 

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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 San Antonio is number one in Texas for solar generation. 

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