CPS Energy: Beat the Heat Guidelines
Beat the Heat: Control Your Energy Usage and Spend Less this Summer
CPS Energy customers can save energy to save money on their energy bills this summer, as part of the Beat the Heat initiative. Last year, CPS Energy, your community-owned utility, introduced a new approach to energy conservation in the form of a color-coding notification program. The effort helped customers manage their energy bills, conserve energy, and support state grid reliability. The summer of 2022 was the second hottest on record in our community, so preparation is key.
The notification program consists of four, color-coded energy conservation levels. Each level guides customers to use simple conservation tips linked to the anticipated demand for energy. Each day, CPS Energy will communicate the conservation level through the company’s website, electronic billboard messages, social media, and various other public outreach efforts. Here’s a breakdown of the four levels:
· Green Days: Most days will be Green Days. These days encourage everyday conservation actions.
· Yellow Days: These days encourage additional conservation during hours when energy is used the most. CPS Energy will provide the time of day/evening when this conservation is encouraged.
· Orange and Red Alerts: These levels will only be issued if the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the statewide grid manager, declares grid reliability is at risk. If an Orange Alert is issued, customers should prepare for a possible power outage. During a Red Alert, controlled power outages are implemented, and customers should enact their personal preparedness plans. Visit cpsenergy.com/conservation to see today’s energy conservation level, learn more about the conservation levels and alerts, and find Beat the Heat tips to save energy and money. Customers can call CPS Energy at (210) 353-2222 for bill assistance or payment arrangements or visit an upcoming customer assistance event listed here.