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Temp Expansion of CPS Energy’s Affordability Program Will Ease Energy Insecurity as Summer Approaches

SAN ANTONIO — The CPS Energy Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to temporarily expand its Affordability Discount Program, providing much-needed bill assistance to San Antonio residents most vulnerable to energy insecurity.

The program provides CPS Energy customers with a monthly energy bill discount. The board’s vote changed the income eligibility requirement from 125% to 150% of the federal poverty level, expanding the number of customers accessing this much-needed assistance.

DeeDee Belmares, clean energy advocate for Public Citizen, released the following statement:

“Severe energy insecurity is a pervasive problem in San Antonio that CPS Energy can’t fix alone. But, expanding the Affordability Discount Program will undoubtedly help, especially as San Antonio faces another summer of high temperatures and higher bills. The CPS Energy board’s vote will benefit even more customers who need it the most and ease the burden on working families.”