Vast disparities in pay between CPS Energy officials and those at the San Antonio Water System mirror a pay gap between power and water utilities across the country.
Paula Gold-Williams, president and CEO of the municipally owned gas utility, released a statement Tuesday announcing she will no longer serve as the 2019 chair of San Antonio’s most prominent business organization.
Crews began installing the final 53 of 2,400 air conditioners for residents living in SAHA apartments. The work will be done by the end of July.
CPS Energy officials have proposed adding new solar and battery storage to the utility’s portfolio and buying power from an existing natural gas plant.
Commentary: Will CPS Energy shut its coal-fired plant and invest in renewables? If history is any guide, not without community resistance and help from our elected leaders.
At its July meeting on Tuesday, the SAWS board of trustees approved a 5 percent pay increase and $100,000 bonus for President and CEO Robert Puente. The increase takes Puente’s annual salary from $468,194 to $496,520.
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Operating CPS Energy’s J.K. Spruce coal plant cost $121 million over the last five years compared to alternative forms of energy, a Sierra Club study found.
Central Bexar County was under a flash flood warning Monday afternoon as thunderstorms dumped heavy rains on San Antonio.
Commentary: News that the CPS Energy CEO’s annual compensation neared $1 million drew a curious silence. But she wasn’t targeted by the city’s police and fire unions.