Utility to engage customers on future clean energy plans
Aug. 10, 2021 (SAN ANTONIO) – CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned, fully-integrated electric and gas utility in the United States, is hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, Aug. 12 from 6 – 7 p.m. to share information on its Flexible Path SM initiatives and gather customer questions and feedback.
The Flexible PathSM seeks to replace older generation and introduce newer and cleaner technologies to provide Reliable and Affordable energy to San Antonio for decades to come.
The event will include discussions from CPS Energy leaders covering the Flexible Path SM initiatives, including the Flexible Path SM Resource Plan, FlexPOWER BundleSM and FlexSTEPSM.
- Current portfolio of power generation resources (plants): The Flexible Path SM Resource Plan provides a roadmap for the retirement of several aging gas steam units that will soon need to be replaced.
- Next steps towards replacing existing plants with new power resources: The FlexPOWER BundleSM initiative is one step along this roadmap to procure newer and cleaner technologies.
- Helpful energy efficiency and conservation options: The FlexSTEPSM program is another milestone that creates a partnership with the community to encourage energy efficiency and conservation.
“We’re looking forward to sharing more about the initiatives we have in place for our community and collaborating with our customers on the best path forward for San Antonio’s future energy needs,” said CPS Energy President & CEO Paula Gold-Williams. “All of our Flexible Path SM initiatives are driven by our Guiding Pillars and People First approach and have the same goal to bring a cleaner, more sustainable future to San Antonio with the support of our customers.”
Customers interested in participating can register on the CPS Energy website. Visit www.cpsenergy.com for other informational materials such as the latest Sustainability Report, Annual Reports and helpful customer programs.
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 860,934 electric and 358,495 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 $8 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for more than seven decades. As a trusted and strong community partner, we continuously focus on job creation, economic development, and educational investment. True to our People First philosophy, 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 number one in Texas for solar generation.
JOHNSON CREEK — Scholarship recipients from Johnson Creek High School have been named.
Heading the list of local scholarships, three Max Alberts Scholarships for $11,333 each were awarded. The recipients were Maryanna Hintz, Abigail Windl, and Anna Yezzi. Throughout high school, each student has made positive contributions to the school and community.
Maryanna participated in Future Business Leaders of America and was a strong leader as FBLA president. She also advanced to the Wisconsin State Leadership Conference.
Additionally, Maryanna was involved in Student Council, Math Club, Band, Esports team, volleyball, and was a wrestling manager. Maryanna will continue her education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she will pursue an Education degree to teach computer science. She also was awarded the Red Cross Scholarship ($250), the Johnson Creek Booster Club Scholarship ($500) and the Francis F. Carnes Scholarship ($3,000).
Abigail participated in Math Club, Mock Trial, Forensics, FFA and musicals. She plans to attend Illinois Institute of Technology to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering. She is proud to be a woman in this field as there aren’t many.
Abigail also was awarded the Arthur Albertz Scholarship Award ($500), the Francis F. Carnes Scholarship ($4,000) and the Johnson Creek Education Foundation University Scholarship ($6,000). Through Illinois Institute of Technology, Abigail also received the Heald Scholarship ($25,000), a housing scholarship ($10,000) and a STEM scholarship ($10,650).
Anna participated in FBLA, Mock Trial, NHS, band/jazz band, musicals, Solo and Ensemble, Honors Band, Culture Club, Math Club, Academic Bowl, Science Olympiad, cross country and Forensics. She will be attending University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She plans on pursuing a career in Psychology to become a mental health counselor.
Anna also was awarded the Arthur Albertz Scholarship Award ($500) and the Johnson Creek Education Foundation University Scholarship ($6,000).
Additional scholarshipsMaiya Benner-Sarnow Family Scholarship ($1,000) and a volleyball scholarship from Waldorf University ($13,500).
Allison Erdmann-Falcon Soar Scholarship ($1,000) and Fly Higher Scholarship ($1,000), both from UW-River Falls
Daisy Gonzales-UW-Whitewater Scholarship ($1,000).
Dylan Gruss-Jim Mueller Scholarship ($5,000) and Merit Scholarship ($1,000) from UW-Platteville.
Isabella Herman-Red Cross Scholarship ($500).
Kenadie La Sage-Marine Corp Scholarship ($25,000) and a volleyball scholarship from the University of Antelope Valley in California ($20,000).
Recognition of Cum Laude students: Natalie Grenz, Jack Dotzler, Allison Erdmann, Jayden Solberg, Kaiyli Thompson and Nevaeh Hehr.
Recognition of Magna Cum Laude students: Lindsey Beech and Maiya Benner.
Recognition of Summa Cum Laude students: Abigail Windl, Anna Yezzi, Isabella Herman, Dylan Gruss and Samuel Toebe.