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Save For Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP)

CPS Energy Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan Overview

CPS Energy’s Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) is an aggressive energy conservation program. STEP provides financial incentives to residential and commercial customers to install energy saving practices and fixtures to reduce the customer’s use of electricity on a permanent basis. This program produces short term benefits such as:

  • Reducing overall system fuel costs and producing fuel savings for customers
  • Lowering customer’s energy use and their monthly bill

STEP also produces long term benefits for customers such as:

  • Delaying the need for additional generation capacity in the future and alleviating corresponding rate increases to support the cost of the new generation
  • Providing environmental benefits from reduced emissions

The reduction in electricity consumption would be accomplished by providing residential and commercial customers with financial incentives and assistance such as: replacement of current light bulbs with energy efficient light bulbs, and replacement of existing household appliances with energy efficient appliances.

Annual Reports

CPS Energy shall also provide an annual report to the City which shows the incentive payments made as a result of the “Commercial Demand Response” program for the prior twelve months. Other measures included within the annual report are as follows:

  • Allocated funding from base rate and amount from STEP rate per program area
  • Map illustrating the location of each rebate recipient with an overlay of socioeconomic income levels
  • Allocation of rebates by business size defined by energy demand
  • Emissions reduction (ozone, CO2, NOx, VOC) reduced per rebate program area

2017 Annual Report (PDF)
2018 Annual Report (PDF)
2019 Annual Report (PDF)

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