City Council voted unanimously to confirm Tech company CEO Janie Gonzalez to the board of the municipally owned power utility.
The utility’s leadership says it wants to exhaust every possible option before hiking rates, but one board member called the numbers “not acceptable.”
To fulfill its City Council’s promises on climate, San Antonio must ditch coal, natural gas, gasoline, and diesel by 2050, according to a draft climate plan.
San Antonio joins Albuquerque, Austin, Denver, and Orlando as the final five cities of 25 chosen as winners of the American Cities Climate Challenge.
Deely’s demise means the elimination of one of San Antonio’s largest single sources of global warming greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a major source of ozone-forming emissions.
At a special meeting Friday, the municipally owned electric and gas utility’s board of trustees voted to approve Juanita “Janie” Gonzalez, 46, president and CEO of Webhead, as their nominee to represent the utility’s southwest quadrant.
President and CEO Paula Gold-Williams said the replacement would help the Spruce 2 coal plant operate for the length of its intended lifespan, which she put at 40 to 60 years.
CPS Energy has adjusted its solar energy rebate program, a change that some solar installers say will hurt their business.
Area businesses learned this week the project, which began more than a year ago, has run into delays and is not expected to be completed until May 2019.
CPS Energy had a bumper year for selling electricity onto the Texas power grid and is now using that revenue to pay down some of its debts, according to utility officials.