World : CPS Energy's Smart City Partner, Itron, Contributes To REAP

CPS Energy's Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP) received a $100,000 donation from their Smart City partner, Itron. Established in 2002, REAP is a partnership of CPS Energy, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County to provide energy bill assistance to those in need. The program is administered by the City of San Antonio and Bexar County.  Qualified recipients can receive bill credits two times per year, up to a maximum of $400. Last year, 10,455 households benefited from over $3 million in aid. Since 2002, the program has made 139,071 pledges for assistance from $30,751,000 in contributions. CPS Energy continues to contribute $1 million annually to the REAP fund.

"Itron has been a great partner for many years. Together we leverage innovation to make San Antonio's technology landscape even smarter," said Paula Gold-Williams, CPS Energy President & CEO. "This donation to REAP will help hundreds of families get the financial utility assistance they need during these unprecedented times."

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Smart Grid Bulletin October 2020

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