SAN ANTONIO – CPS Energy has announced it has entered contract negotiations to make Rudy Garza the permanent choice to lead San Antonio’s energy utility. Garza has been interim CEO since November 2021, a month after his predecessor retired. DeeDee Belmares, climate justice organizer for Public Citizen, issued the following statement:
“Few positions in San Antonio come with as much responsibility as that of the CEO of the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility. The CPS Energy board has taken an important step in moving to appoint a permanent leader.
“Under Rudy Garza’s leadership, CPS Energy continued its STEP program for energy efficiency and weatherization, and expanded it to help more low-income customers. We look forward to continuing to work with him at the helm as the utility plans for the retirement of the coal-burning Spruce power plant and prepares for a transition to clean energy.”