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How CPS Energy customers can save thousands of dollars

CPS launched their STEP (Sustainable for Tomorrow Energy Plan) all the best way again in 2009, however many business house owners nonetheless do not learn about it.

SAN ANTONIO — South Point Apartments is getting 250 new energy-efficient lights and CPS Energy is paying greater than $6,000 of the project price. The condominium advanced can pay a sum round $8,000 in line with Smart Solution’s Andrew Berteaux.

A proposal from Smart Solutions initiatives says the financial savings from the energy-efficient lights will repay the condominium’s portion in lower than three years, with CPS Energy nonetheless paying greater than a 3rd of the fee. 

This is feasible partly, Berteaux mentioned, as a result of the flood lights the company at present makes use of require 150 to 250 watts to function. The new lights require simply 50 watts. 

“This complex is saving several thousand dollars a year.” Berteaux mentioned. 

How did the business get this deal? They contacted CPS Energy and requested about its STEP (Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan) plan. Other companies can name CPS Energy at (210)353-2728 or name the CPS E2B Representative at (210)382-7251.

You can also learn more at this CPS Energy website

San Antonio Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran instructed KENS 5 one of the challenges of this system has been letting San Antonio learn about it.  

“It’s really important that they (businesses) hear about it and its why I’ve asked CPS to make an effort to communicate with them. Not just through social media and online but with door hangers and having mail pieces to go out and let them know these programs are available.” Viagran mentioned. “The city, along with CPS, needs to work on how we tell that story about the significance of investing now.” 

Viagran instructed KENS 5 extra about this system on Friday. KENS 5 additionally contacted CPS power straight about this system however CPS power couldn’t discover anybody who was allowed to discuss it.  

Viagran instructed KENS 5 each business and residential customers can discover alternatives to make use of the STEP program and it included a number of methods to save power although extra environment friendly lighting, HVAC upgrades, or photo voltaic panels. Viagran mentioned she had a crew in her personal office that can additionally interact the general public about probably utilizing this system. Contact Viagran’s office at  (210)207-0969.

The councilwoman instructed KENS 5 the quantity of money companies might save relied on the adjustments made however many companies ought to be capable of save 10 % of their electrical invoice by switching to extra environment friendly lights.  

The program can be meant to maintain power charges from rising sooner or later. If everybody makes use of much less power, Viagran mentioned it might delay future rate improve requests. 

“I don’t want to see CPS come back in two years and ask me for another rate increase. That’s why I’m such an advocate for these programs,” Viagran mentioned.

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