Below you will find case studies on utility solar projects throughout Texas that showcase their facilities, programs, realized benefits, and stakeholer interactions.
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Austin Energy is the nation’s eighth largest publicly owned electric utility serving a population of almost one million. Austin Energy has a service territory of 437 square miles, falling mostly within Travis County and parts in Williamson County. Austin Energy’s mission is to safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service. The utility is committed to creating environmental sustainability by setting goals for reducing emissions, increasing renewable energy, and reducing water use.
CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipal owned utility serving more than 765,000 electric customers and 335,00 natural gas customers in and around San Antonio, TX. CPS Energy has defined itself as a leader in solar energy innovation and distribution. With a growing population, CPS Energy is looking for ways to make solar energy available to all.
CoServ Electric (CoServ), based out of Corinth, Texas, is the second largest electric cooperative (co-op) in the State of Texas serving more then 152,000 members in Collin, Denton, Cooke, Wise, Tarrant, and Grayson counties. CoServ saw the value in diversifying their energy offerings to the public, a benefit to both customers who receive options and a value to company stakeholders who stand to profit from the diversification applied in the company’s portfolio.
Georgetown Utility Systems
Georgetown Utility Systems (GUS) is a municipally owned utility that serves an overall population of 24,000 customers in and around the city of Georgetown, TX. In 2012, the utility ended a long term purchased-power contract which allowed the city to pursue new power suppliers. Georgetown Utility Systems' goal was to secure the most cost-effective energy option that offered a balance of risk and reward to their customers. GUS made the choice for the new power sources based on the business decision of bringing cost certainty for their rate paying customers with a long-term commitment.