CPS Energy considers RFP for renewable power sources
In an effort to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, CPS Energy plans to begin the procurement process for renewable power sources – more solar and battery storage capacity. These power sources would replace San Antonio’s dependency on fossil-fuel gas. The utility wants to replace 1,700 megawatts of capacity from five gas steam units that are about to reach the end of their usefulness. CPS Energy is also considering either a procurement or no-contract bids for natural gas supplies.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg has suggested that the energy provider bundle the solar, battery storage, and natural gas into one request for proposals. The electric company will continue seeking feedback from its customers before making a final decision on its “FlexPower Bundle,” its replacement plan for these plants.