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Judson ISD earns BIG $’s with CPS Energy’s 2018 Demand Response Program

2018 DR Check

Judson ISD (JISD) earned an incentive check in the amount of $280,973 for participating in the 2018 Demand Response (DR) program during the months of June- September.  With 26 campuses participating this year, the district averaged a 4,014 KW reduction, and saved over 145,508 kWh.

CPS Energy’s Demand Response program provides customers an opportunity to earn financial incentives while playing a significant role in stabilization of the electric grid.  This is accomplished by reducing or shifting commercial and industrial customers’ electricity usage during peak periods.

“This is our 6th year participating in CPS Energy’s Demand Response program, said JISD’s District Energy Manager David Oehler.”  Since the Program started, Judson ISD has earned over $1,382,612.19 in incentive payment.  “By participating in the program, we receive year-end incentives and rebates that save thousands on energy costs, allowing more funds to be invested into resources for students.”

Demand Response is an integral part of CPS Energy’s Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) that’s planned to save 771 megawatts of electrical demand in Bexar County by the year 2020.  STEP’s goals include eliminating the need to build a new generation resource, and improving air quality in the San Antonio area.

The DR program is a voluntary load curtailment program for commercial and industrial customers.  The program is designed to reduce peak load by offering incentives to decrease electric load on the hottest summer days. 

“Our team works closely with our customers to develop detailed plans to reduce energy costs, said CPS Energy’s Key Account Manager Joe Jones.” “We are excited to offer valuable programs that help enrich our education system and the community in which we work, live and play.”

Schools are good candidates for demand response programs for several reasons. Energy usage peaks around mid to late afternoon, with loads dropping after school hours and during the summer months – when the distribution grid is most in demand. The largest energy uses for schools are heating, cooling and lighting.   These are all areas where minor adjustments can be made quickly and easily, without negative impacts to the school facilities.

Though this specific program is aimed at local commercial and industrial customers, CPS Energy offers similar programs for residential customers through the My Thermostat Rewards program.

Additional information can be found at cpsenergy.com.



JISD Energy Management receives CPS Rebate Check total $577,052.4 for 2017

2018 Demand Response

The check is for our participation this past year in the CPS Energy’s Demand Response Program at 25 campuses. The Demand Response program is when the utility grid is at a peak on usage. CPS requests their customers to reduce usage where they can. Participants within this plan get paid back for their reduction .

During extreme temperatures customers use MORE ENERGY. Using More energy can cause price spikes and possible blackouts. >Normally, utilities fire up another POWER PLANT to meet demand. But Demand Response, A/C units and appliances adjust to Energy efficient presets. Energy use drops and participants see lower ELECTRIC BILLS.

This year CPS is presenting a total check amount $382,341.19

The second check was for the past years rebates for HVAC and lighting retrofits totalling $194,711.28

JISD Energy Management Awards $16,816.00 in Energy Reduction Incentives to Campuses!

The JISD Energy Management Department conducted a district-wide energy reduction incentive program over a four month period, beginning September 1st, 2017 and ending on December 31,2017. Utility bills were compare from previous year same timeframe..

As part of our comprehensive Energy Management Program, a portion of savings are earmarked for incentives . This year, we returned over $16,816.00 back to the campuses for reducing their overall electricity consumption. Woodlake Hills celebrated being the number one reducer and received $2,619.00 and Elolf ranked number two at $1,268.00!

Woodlake Hills  Daniel Brooks Sonia Ibanez David Oehler Andy Jimenez

Daniel Brooks and Sonia Ibanez accept the award for Woodlake Hills 40.2%

Elolf  Shawn Beach Tiffany mchugh scott wilson David Oehler Andy Jimenez

Shawn Beach; Tiffany McHugh; Scott Wilson; Sylvia Gonzalez accept the award for Elolf 19.4%

Judson Middle Liza Guerro Shanise Davis David Oehler Andy Jimenez

Liza Guerrero and Shanise Davis accept the award for Judson Middle 17.6%

Franz Kelle Lofton Shawna Houlahan David Oehler Andy Jimenez

Kelle Lofton and Shawna Houlahan accept the award for Franz 15.6%

Veterans High Josephine Juarez David Oehler Andy Jimenez

Josephine Juarez accept the award for Veterans Memorial 8.4%

Hartman Yliana Gonzalez Velencia Hugle David Oehler Andy Jimenez

Yliana Gonzalez and Valencia Hugle accept the award for Hartman 15%

Olympia Christine Guajardo David oehler Andy Jimenez

Christine Guajardo accept the award for Olympia 14.5%


Linda Cruz and April Schweizerhof accept the award for Crestview 13.8%

Rolling Meadows Allison Sproles David oehler Andy Jimenez

Allison Sproles accept the award for Rolling Meadows 13.8%

Metzger Tracey Valree David oehler Andy Jimenez

Tracey Valree accept the award for Metzger 8.3%


Christophor Galloway accept the award for Candlewood 10.7%

Hopkins Terry Combs Carlos Cabasos Emily Hays David oehler Andy Jimenez

Terry Combs, Carlos Cabasos and Emily Hays accept the award for Hopkins 7.0%

jcare Mata Sounjalynne Ricci Bethely-day David oehler Andy Jimenez

Mata Sounjalynne and Ricci Bethely-Day accept the award for JCARE 9.7%

Energy Management Woodlake Karen Durkin Andy Jimenez David oehler

Karen Durkin accept the award for Woodlake Elementary 4.1%

Energy Management Paschall Tricia Davia Andy Jimenez David oehler

Tricia Davila accept the award for Paschall Elementary 13.9%


Barbara Smejkal and Vincent Lugo accept the award for Millers Point Elementary 3.5%


Patrcia Rodriquez accept the award for Converse Elementary 6.7%

Masters Energy Management Ted Haynes Andy Jimenez David oehler

Ted Haynes & Etta Robinson accept the award for Masters Elementary 1.3%

Kirby Energy Management Jerome Johnson Andy Jimenez David oehler

Jerome Johnson & Michael Barclay accept the award for Kirby Middle 0.80%

copperfield Energy Management Sheri Wrather Andy Jimenez David oehler

Sherri Wrather & Rebecca Igou accept the award for Copperfield Elementary 2.8%


Joanna Campos & Cynthia Davis accept the award for Coronado Elementary 2.6%