SaveNow – Sustainable Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP)
San Antonio Smart Solutions is proud to be the leader in LED Lighting Retrofits. Our team did more than one third of all lighting projects done in 2020 using CPS Energy funding
STEP provides financial incentives to residential and commercial customers to save energy and reduce electric use. STEP began in 2009 and challenged us to reduce our community’s energy demand by 771 Megawatts (MW) by 2020, which is roughly the equivalent of a large power plant. We exceeded our STEP goal one year ahead of time and under budget.
STEP helped save CPS Energy customers 6.3 Terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, and over $553 million in savings. In 2019, STEP saved enough energy to power over 104,000 homes, and provided 680 annual jobs.
Our award-winning energy efficiency and conservation programs received approval during 2022 for $350 million in funding over five years from our Board of Trustees and City Council. Sustainable Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) goals are 410 MW of demand reduction, 1% energy savings per year, 16,000 weatherized homes, and 1.85 million tons of avoided carbon over five years. We are designing STEP programs with an equity lens to help our customers use less energy and reduce emissions.