Energy efficiency is key to ensuring a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy system for the future. CPS Energy recognizes this and has taken steps to reduce the amount of energy consumed by our customers through our SaveNow programs. The suite of energy efficiency programs described throughout this newsletter were introduced to help our residential customers save energy and money.
These programs have been highly successful in reducing energy usage throughout the CPS Energy service area. In total, customers saved almost 40 million kWh (kilowatt-hours)! What exactly does that mean to you? That is the equivalent to the greenhouse gas emitted by 5,938 cars driven in one year. That’s also a savings equivalency of electricity usage of approximately 2,968 homes for an entire year. For this, CPS Energy and the City of San Antonio says congratulations and thank you!
While the programs collectively yielded tremendous savings, individually, they served a variety of residential customers in greater San Antonio with different needs. For example:
- Casa Verdeoffered income-qualifying customers free weatherization upgrades in more than 2,900 homes.
- The Home Energy Assessment program helped nearly 3,000 homeowners realize an average savings of more than $380 per year through home assessments and installations of LED light bulbs, faucet aerators, showerheads and pipe wrap. Another 8,300 homeowners received kits with these products mailed to their home for self-installation.
- Over 7,300 rebate checks were issued to homeowners that upgraded their central air conditioners, attic insulation and more through the Home Energy Rebate program.
- Nearly 8,500 apartment units across multi-family communities received free energy efficiency measures including LED lighting, faucet aerators and showerheads. Tenants are enjoying reduced energy bills and property owners have a more desirable community to attract new renters.
Have you participated in the CPS Energy SaveNow programs? We are ready to help you save through our offerings for residential customers. Come join us and SaveNow.