Sales of power derived from natural gas and coal are funding expansions of the City’s services, officials said.
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.
The discussion centered on whether CPS Energy’s 25-year plan is an adequate response to global warming caused by burning fossil fuels.
The groups are calling for an end to fossil fuels in San Antonio’s electricity mix by 2030.
The CPS Energy board on Monday approved a $2.66 billion budget for its current fiscal year, which began in February and will end in January 2019.
At its March board meeting Monday, CPS Energy officials unveiled a $2.66 billion projected budget for the 2019 fiscal year.
A car loaded with sensitive instruments will help CPS Energy sniff out leaks in its network of natural gas pipes, utility officials announced Monday.
“I don’t know what else to do but fight or leave, and I don’t want to leave,” he told me. “Where am I going to go? You can’t run forever. They’re always right around the corner – Industry, industrialization. Industrialization of the Big Bend would be the saddest thing.”
Ensuring adequate future supplies of electricity and water are two of the most pressing issues facing Texas, as strong economic performance and growth propel our state into the future.
City Council voted 8-2 in favor of CPS Energy’s 4.25% electric and gas rate increase Thursday morning – save for a vote from the now-vacant District 9 seat after Elisa Chan’s departure.