CPS Energy is holding a public input session Wednesday evening about what they are calling their Flexible Path program, and a look into the future of energy in the Alamo City.
"We currently are going to put a plan together with the involvement of the community, to help reduce the amount of fossil fuels that we have in our generation mix and move more toward renewable energy and more innovative technology," CPS Energy spokesperson John Moreno said.
By 2040, CPS has the goal to reduce the amount of fossil fuels used in San Antonio to less than 30 percent, and the amount of energy using renewable forms and technology to greater than 70 percent. That is a huge difference from traditional forms of energy.
Moreno told us, "CPS Energy understands that San Antonio is a growing community, and we know there is a diversified group of folks in San Antonio that are for renewable energy and other traditional technologies and we want to make sure we are delivering on what they expect from us as a utility."
Two of the ways CPS is looking to harness energy are through battery storage and actually retaining energy from electric vehicles. Imagine being able to charge your car during the day, plug it in at home, allowing for excess energy to go right back to the grid.
"That will be a way for us to get energy off of electric vehicles. That technology is still something that we want to look at that's all innovative and it's new, and quite honestly, it's an opportunity for our customers to take a look at some of the things CPS Energy might be interested in in the future," Moreno said.
CPS wants to hear what you think at the Board Input Session about Flexible Path, which will take place Wednesday at 401 La Villita Street from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Before that, they'll hold a Simple Summer Savings Event where customers can get information about rebates, conservation tips, or just help with their account. That takes place between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.