The CPS Energy Board of Trustees, in accordance with bond ordinances, governs the natural gas and electric utility. The Board consists of four citizens residing in each of the four geographical quadrants within Bexar County and the Mayor of San Antonio, who serves as an ex-officio member. Trustees may serve for a term of five years and are eligible to serve an additional five-year term.
The Board has full authority to make rules and regulations governing the furnishing of electric and gas service and full authority with reference to making extensions, improvements and additions to CPS Energy electric and gas systems, and to adopt rules for the orderly handling of CPS Energy affairs. While the Board serves as the governance authority over CPS Energy, the utility must go to the City Council for the following:
- Rate adjustments;
- Condemnation proceedings;
- Issuance of bonds, notes, or commercial paper; and
- Appointing Board members.