75th Anniversary Kickoff
Jan. 24 - Employee Appreciation Breakfast celebration to kickoff our 75th Anniversary of being owned by the City of San Antonio.
The Start of Local Public Power
The City of San Antonio acquires the former San Antonio Public Service Company, later to be named City Public Service before becoming CPS Energy.
Continuous Infrastructure Growth
CPS Energy contributes infrastructure and power to many of Greater San Antonio's most famous attractions and landmarks, including the Tower of Americas and Hilton Palacio del Rio.
Before the Palacio del Rio could be built, our engineers and technicians had to do quite a bit of planning and drafting in order to supply this unique building with adequate electric service.
Constant Growth & Innovation
CPS Energy joins other Texas utilities on a jointly owned nuclear power project (today known as the South Texas Project).
The opening of the new J. T. Deely plant, in the midst of the energy crisis, boosts production and saves ratepayers $125,000 in fuel costs.
"WE ARE GLAD CPS (ENERGY) HAS TAKEN THIS STEP TO LOCK IN THEIR DECISION TO RETIRE DEELY," SAID TOM "SMITTY" SMITH, STATE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC CITIZEN. "IT'S ANOTHER WAY CPS HAS SHOWN ITS LEADERSHIP AMONG UTILITIES IN TEXAS."
Formed in 1978, the Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) represents the interests of public power providers in the state of Texas including municipally owned electric utilities, river authorities, joint action agencies, and some electric cooperatives.
New Millennium Brings New Power
CPS Energy begins investing in wind energy, and is now among the largest buyers in the nation. We also introduced Windtricity, allowing customers to purchase renewable energy.
The 512-MW A. von Rosenberg gas-fired power plant began commercial operation, further strengthening baseload generation.
CPS Energy commits millions of dollars to energy efficiency rebates and programs for our customers. Our Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) looks to reduce our community's demand for electricity by 771 MW -- the output of a large power plant - by 2020.
CPS Energy also offers customers bill assistance through the Residential Energy Assistance Program, a partnership with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County. REAP began in 2002 and marks its 15th anniversary this year. GrillsGiving is major REAP fundraiser held annually.
This 2016 promotional GrillsGiving video highlights the amazing food, fun and music that you can expect next year at our fourth annual GrillsGiving in late 2017.
Established in 2001 by the American Public Power Association, the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo is where public power lineworkers come together from all over the United States and some U.S. territories to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in the craft of linework. At the Rodeo, journeyman and apprentice lineworkers can compete for professional recognition, attend training courses and practice essential skills in a safe environment. Furthermore, attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the nationwide community of lineworker professionals. This year, CPS Energy hosted the event at the W.B. Tuttle Employee and Retiree Park. To date, this is the largest attended National Lineworkers Rodeo.
2010 & Onward
Powering Our Community
One of the nation's cleanest coal units, J.K. Spruce 2, begins operation with more than $250 million of the best available emissions-control equipment.
Rio Nogales, a combined-cycle natural gas plant in Seguin, is acquired as part of strategic plan to increase low-carbon fuels, and to proactively save half-a-billion dollars by not investing in Deely, the oldest coal-fired unit.
Constant innovation and expansion assures our customers enjoy combined energy bills that rank among the lowest of the nation’s 20 largest cities.
We're looking to our energy future and we're committed to putting People First! Our employees, customers and community are our top priorities as we look ahead to the next 75 years and beyond.
2017 Fiesta CPS Energy Fiesta Medals
This year we had two medals -- a limited edition, special gift medal for our 75th Anniversary, and our fifth loteria medal, La Chalupa. Be sure to grab your own CPS Energy "La Chalupa" medal before they run out! Click on the button below for more information on where to purchase this year's La Chalupa medal. Proceeds from the sale of the La Chalupa medal benefit our community partner, Green Spaces Alliance.
Our History Is Your History
From our beginning to now, we power San Antonio, but YOU POWER US. What are your best memories of CPS Energy? Can you name any of the employees in our pictures? Let us know! Email us at 75thAnniversary@cpsenergy.com. We want to hear from you.