An exciting RFP was issued March 1st by CPS Energy of San Antonio, Texas. The announcement asks the global community to submit proposals towards the next phase of its “Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan” (STEP).
Paula Gold-Williams, CPS Energy’s President & CEO, said, “We need to provide customers with innovative and diverse programs to help them manage their energy usage in all seasons because conservation efforts are valuable and necessary and can no longer be thought of solely as a summer activity.”
The 2-part FlexStep RFP asks the global community to submit forward-focused, long-term conservation solutions. Both programs focus on reducing customer energy and lowering the utility’s carbon footprint.
Its Tried & True program aims to help lower utility bills and reduce energy demand in residential and commercial buildings. Proposals to this program should focus on continuing traditional improvement offerings that customers expect and value. For instance, rebates or discounts on energy-efficient upgrades.
Similarly, the Innovative & New program will also offer customers ways to save on their electric usage and bills. However, they seek to execute this through behavioral changes. Furthermore, to remove barriers and widen community participation through equity-based program strategies.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is 3:00 pm on April 30th. Respondents may elect to participate in the Tried & True, Innovative & New, or both programs. For complete RFP details, including timelines and submission expectations, read through the full RFP here.
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