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Residents can expect to pay higher utility bills this summer - 2005-05-23
sanantonio.bizjournals.com, 23 May 2005 [cached]
This is $9.50 above last year's average summer electric bill of $127.97, according to Norma Soliz, CPS Energy's director of pricing and analysis.
However, utility bills would have been even higher had CPS Energy not increased its ownership in the South Texas Project nuclear power plant, Soliz says.
Last week, CPS Energy acquired an additional 12 percent stake in the plant in Bay City, Texas -- giving CPS 300 more megawatts of power annually.
If the utility had not acquired more nuclear-generated electricity, customer bills would have been an estimated $16.05 higher than last summer, Soliz says.
CPS Energy
www.citypublicservice.com, 20 Mar 2008 [cached]
"Thanks to growth throughout our community and sound financial management, we haven't had to request many rate increases during the past two decades," said Norma Soliz, CPS Energy senior director of regulatory relations."We wish we didn't have to request an increase now, but in response to our customers' requirements, we have committed to major projects that will help ensure reliable service and maintain our enviable position of having the lowest energy bills among the nation's 10 largest cities."
Soliz said CPS Energy has made large financial commitments as part of the company's Strategic Energy Plan to satisfy the growing community's energy needs for the long run."We continue to add more than 1,000 customers every month," she said.
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"The study of possibly expanding our supply of nuclear-generated electricity will account for less than 1 percent of the proposed 5 percent electric rate increase," Soliz noted.
Revenue from the gas rate increase will help pay for construction to expand and further improve the infrastructure of CPS Energy's natural gas delivery systems.
"The recommended increases are not about operations and maintenance expenses, although we have made a concerted effort at CPS Energy to control costs," Soliz said."For example, through attrition and productivity improvements, we've been able to reduce our work force from 4,300 to 3,800 over the past five years."
To offset the impact of the rate increases on low-income customers, CPS Energy will recommend an affordability discount for those who meet the guidelines for assistance programs such as REAP (Residential Energy Assistance Partnership) and Project WARM.Recipients must be at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level and experiencing financial hardship.
"Greater San Antonio continues to move forward," Soliz said, "and CPS Energy wants to do its part in staying abreast of the community's need for reliable, affordable energy.
CPS Energy
www.cps-satx.com, 6 Mar 2008 [cached]
"Thanks to growth throughout our community and sound financial management, we haven't had to request many rate increases during the past two decades," said Norma Soliz, CPS Energy senior director of regulatory relations.
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"We wish we didn't have to request an increase in rates," Soliz said, "however we have made large financial commitments as part of our Strategic Energy Plan to satisfy our growing community's energy needs for the long run.
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"The study of possibly expanding our supply of nuclear-generated electricity will account for less than 1 percent of the proposed 5 percent electric rate increase," Soliz noted.
Revenue from the gas rate increase will help pay for construction to expand and further improve the infrastructure of CPS Energy's natural gas delivery systems.
"The recommended increases are not about operations and maintenance expenses, although we have made a concerted effort at CPS Energy to control costs," Soliz said."For example, through attrition and productivity improvements, we've been able to reduce our work force from 4,300 to 3,800 over the past five years."
To offset the impact of the rate increases on low-income customers, CPS Energy will recommend an affordability discount for those who meet the guidelines for assistance programs such as REAP (Residential Energy Assistance Partnership) and Project WARM.Recipients must be at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level and experiencing financial hardship.
"Greater San Antonio continues to move forward," Soliz said, "and CPS Energy wants to do its part in staying abreast of the community's need for reliable, affordable energy.
The Greater San Antonio Chinese Chamber of Commerce - CPS Energy requesting rate hike to pay for new power-generating capacity
www.gsaccc.org, 6 Mar 2008 [cached]
"Thanks to growth throughout our community and sound financial management, we haven't had to request many rate increases during the past two decades," says Norma Soliz, CPS Energy senior director of regulatory relations.
"But in response to our customers' requirements, we have committed to major projects that will help ensure reliable service and maintain our enviable position of having the lowest energy bills among the nation's 10 largest cities," Soliz adds.
CPS Energy raised rates in 2005 in order to acquire its additional 12 percent share of the South Texas Project. However, utility officials argue that the investment resulted in lower customer bills because nuclear power plants produce electricity at a lower cost than other fuels.
Soliz says CPS has made large financial commitments as part of its strategic energy plan to accommodate the city's growing energy needs long term.
"We continue to add more than 1,000 customers every month. Meanwhile, we're experiencing significant price increases in steel, concrete and other commodities necessary to complete capital construction projects," she says.
"We have already received written ...
www.cps-satx.com, 30 Oct 2009 [cached]
"We have already received written comments from the public, and now we are asking for any verbal comments to be entered into the record before developing final recommendations for consideration by the CPS Energy Board of Trustees in November," said Norma Soliz, CPS Energy senior director of regulatory relations.
Signed into law Dec. 19, 2007, EISA includes several provisions that amend PURPA (Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act) by adding new standards that CPS Energy must consider, Soliz explained. The four new standards address: (1) integrated resource planning; (2) rate design modifications to promote energy-efficiency investments; (3) consideration of smart grid investments; and (4) smart grid information.
"The standards in EISA are not requirements," Soliz said, "however CPS Energy must consider each one.
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"All comments, whether written or verbal, will be presented to the Board for review," Soliz said.
The deadline for the first four standards is Dec. 19, 2009.
For additional information, visit the Web site; contact Soliz at 353-2761; or send an e-mail message to feedback@cpsenergy.com.
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