Adrian J. Rodriguez,CEO

Letter from our CEO

In 2018, El Paso Electric Company (“EPE” or the “Company”) made significant advances to expand and improve our service options and prepare for the energy and sustainability future of our region. We announced a diversified mix of resource additions, which emphasizes our strategic goal of planning for the future while advancing renewable energy sources and cleaner technologies.

We recognize potential business implications of climate change including: extreme weather events; increased wildfire potential; decreased water availability; and increased energy demand. We conduct our business everyday with these considerations in mind and look forward to pursuing innovative technologies and strategies to mitigate risks and address challenges.

As we continue to strengthen our Company and our partnerships with our communities, we look forward to continuing our commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate sustainability while providing safe, clean, reliable, and affordable energy to those we serve.

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

We recognize the environment as a key stakeholder in our operations and produce electricity in a manner that minimizes environmental impacts, including reducing air emissions and water consumption to the greatest extent practicable, while ensuring safety, reliability, and other compliance obligations are met.

Carbon Reduction Goals

The electric power industry is in the midst of a clean energy transition. Low cost renewable energy options and the development and deployment of utility scale storage are driving the transformation.

EPE has been a leader in low carbon generation and strives to remain so moving forward. After a marked decrease in our carbon emissions resulting from the divestiture of our interests in coal generation assets in 2016, EPE’s carbon footprint has remained relatively level.

To drive further reductions from our carbon profile, and measure our progress, EPE sets forth the following goals:

On a rate per MWh of load served, EPE will reduce our carbon footprint:

• 25% below 2015 levels by 2025
• 40% below 2015 levels by 2035

Air Quality

Air Quality

Among the top 100 power producers in the U.S., EPE continues to rank in the best performing quartile for both CO2 emission rate and total CO2 emissions from all generating sources.

Water Resources

Water Resources

EPE recognizes the inextricable link between power and water. Thermal generation is water intensive and we seek continued improvements in water use efficiency. Every year Palo Verde Generating Station recycles more the 20 billion gallons of wastewater from surrounding municipalities to cool the plant.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

EPE is looking to support deployment of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) and in 2018 created an educational Driving Toward a Greener Future website specifically focused on: different types of EVs, charging considerations, and potential benefits of and incentives for EV ownership.

Coal Free Since 2016!

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility


Our customer satisfaction scores over the last three years have been above the reported national average for both commercial and residential customers.

Community Partner Program

In 2018, our employees collectively volunteered approximately 8,000 hours of their time to serve the community, and EPE contributed more than $1.1 million to our local community partners.

Energy Efficiency

Collectively, the 42,587 MWh of energy savings realized in 2018 from EPE’s Energy Efficiency programs avoided more than 24,000 tons of CO2 emissions and conserved more than 20 million gallons of water.

Employees: Regional Talent Development

Through high school and college internships and other cooperative partnerships, EPE provides student exposure to professional and technical work environments and the opportunity to develop broad skill sets to successfully pursue education and achieve career goals.