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Beware of unofficial company messaging; more than 270,000 customers affected in power outages

SAN ANTONIO – CPS Energy has addressed “false messaging” on social media following a sequence of power outages affecting the San Antonio and Bexar County space.

According to the company, “unofficial CPS Energy messaging” is being circulated on social media.

“BEWARE: There’s unofficial CPS Energy messaging being circulated across social media,” the company stated on Tuesday. “While we provide several daily updates, please know this DID NOT come from CPS Energy.”

The messaging described by the vitality company talks concerning the state issuing an “electrical load warning.” Among different issues, the submit talks concerning the grid failing and incapability to “support critical infrastructure,” equivalent to hospitals.

CPS Energy President and CEO Paula Gold-Williams stated on Tuesday that more freezing rain in Tuesday night time’s forecast will show to be a problem in the company’s efforts to revive power to a whole lot of hundreds of San Antonio residents.

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Currently, more than 280,000 San Antonio residents are with out power because of the frigid temperatures which have affected the flexibility to generate power.

Every supply of vitality — together with wind, photo voltaic, coal, pure fuel, and nuclear — was affected in a way by the temperatures, Gold-Williams stated.

Roughly two-thirds of the CPS Energy grids proceed to have rotating outages. The different one-third of the grid stays powered as a result of these circuits power vital providers, like a hospital, base or police division.

However, the “intensity of freezing temperatures have done some damage” to the utility company’s potential to supply power, Gold-Williams stated. “While we do see some improvement. We are not out of the woods.”

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