Our Energy Future Contemplated by Experts at DOE Event

“Energy All-Stars” to Feature CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby

CEO Doyle Beneby will share strategies employed by CPS Energy to prepare for San Antonio’s energy future at the Department of Energy’s Energy All-Stars on Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C.

In a 15-minute TED-style presentation, Beneby will outline the risks faced by many utilities in preparing for the energy demands of the future, before an audience of approximately 350 business leaders and policy makers, including Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Energy Secretary, and TED founder Chris Anderson.

On CPS Energy’s blog, Beneby commented, “I’m honored to have been selected to join such a diverse group,” adding that in his talk, he would share some of the guiding factors that have enabled CPS Energy to be successful in its efforts to expand a diverse portfolio of power generating resources, while working to establish San Antonio as a hub for the New Energy Economy.

The DOE event coincides with a National Day of Service, and as part of his presentation, Beneby will highlight ways in which San Antonians and CPS Energy customers are ensuring that the energy future of their community is secure, from participating in community-wide planning discussions to using technology that reduces energy demand in homes and businesses.

Other panelists for this event are:

Michael Leibreich, CEO of Bloomberg Energy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
Susan Tierney, Analysis Group
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Energy All-Stars will be streamed live via energy.gov/live, and viewers are encouraged to participate live via Facebook and Twitter.

CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas and electric utility, providing service to approximately 728,000 electric and 328,000 natural gas customers in the Greater San Antonio area. The utility offers the lowest rates among the top 10 largest U.S. cities, while ranking number 1 in wind-energy capacity among municipally owned utilities and number 1 in Texas for solar generation.

Source: CPS Energy

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