Sustainable Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP)

 

We offer energy savings programs and rebates to help our residential and business customers save energy and money, as well as reduce the overall demand for energy in our community.  

In 2009, we launched our Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) which challenged us to reduce our community's energy demand by 771 Megawatts (MW) by 2020, roughly the equivalent of a large power plant. Thanks to our customers, we exceeded our original STEP goal one year ahead of time and under budget.

A study has shown STEP helped save our customers 6.3 Terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, creating over $553 million in bill savings. In fact, in 2019, STEP saved our customers enough energy to power over 104,000 homes and provided 680 annual jobs.

CPS Energy's Board of Trustees recommended, and the San Antonio City Council approved, the next evolution of the award-winning energy efficiency and conservation program. Sustainable Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) is a $350 million initiative over the next five years that aims to reduce our community's demand for energy by 410 MW with equitable programs designed to help customers save energy and money.  

To learn more, click here to see an assessment and benchmarking of STEP conducted by The Brattle Group in February 2022. Learn about the findings here

You can also read more on the City of San Antonio - Office of Sustainability website:  Sustainable Tomorrow Energy Plan.

To follow the community discussion, we invite you to visit our Board of Trustees page at cpsenergy.com/boardmeetings.

To learn more and provide input on energy efficiency and conservation programs to our Rate Advisory Committee (RAC) visit cpsenergy.com/rac.