Program San Antonio City Public Service (CPS Energy) - Renewable Portfolio Goal
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector Utility
Last Update
State Texas
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics

In 2003 San Antonio's municipal electric utility CPS Energy established a renewable portfolio goal, which was increased in 2008 to meeting 20% of its electrical peak demand with renewable energy by 2020; CPS met the goal in 2017. (CPS Energy was not subject to the requirements of Texas's former renewable portfolio standard.) The City of San Antonio, under its 2019 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, has greenhouse gas emissions targets of 41% reduction compared to 2016 levels by 2030 and 71% reduction compared to 2016 levels by 2040, which the utility has agreed to pursue.

CPS Energy focuses on wind, solar, and landfill gas as renewable energy alternatives and is planning to reach a generation capacity of 1,500 Megawatts of renewable energy by 2020. Current capacity (as of December 2023) includes 1,066 MW of wind and almost 500 MW of solar.

CPS Energy also offers net metering and substantial rebates to its customers for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar hot water systems.

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