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EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric (EPE) is proud to announce that it has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for our dedication and commitment to helping customers save on energy consumption and efforts in customer outreach and education on energy efficiency.
Posted on March 28, 2023
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El Paso Electric (EPE) welcomed a group of more than 20 members of the El Paso Chamber’s Leadership El Paso Class 44 for an exclusive tour of our innovative Buena Vista Energy Center, a new utility-scale solar facility. The Buena Vista Energy Center will generate an impressive 120 megawatts (MW) of renewable power and boasts a capacity of 50 MWs of battery storage set to go online in early April.
Posted on March 8, 2023
While we are actively supporting the goals of an environmentally sustainable future for our region, we are embedding and evaluating all possible technology and generation to achieve these goals. We believe Proposition K is too limited and does not include the wide array of customer solutions and technologies available to affordably achieve those goals. For all these reasons, El Paso Electric does not support the municipalization efforts stated within the Climate Charter.
Posted on March 6, 2023
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El Paso Electric (EPE) President and CEO, Kelly Tomblin, issues the following statement regarding the National Weather Service high wind advisory.
Posted on February 22, 2023
El Paso Electric (EPE) would like to inform our valued customers that our customer care department and customer features will be unavailable as we transition to a new customer service system. 
Posted on February 21, 2023
El Paso Electric (EPE) is proud to recognize the six recipients of the Texas Energy Efficiency Top Participating Contractor Awards for 2022. EPE’s Energy Efficiency Programs partner with local contractors to help homeowners and businesses lower their electric bills and reduce their carbon footprint by making their spaces more energy efficient.
Posted on February 8, 2023
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El Paso Electric Company (EPE) is pleased to announce that our Texas customers will see a reduction on their utility bill beginning February 2023. An average residential customer will see a monthly savings of $12.90 on their winter utility bill.
Posted on January 18, 2023
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On December 1, 2022, El Paso Electric (EPE) filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to expand its Texas Community Solar Program by building a 10-megawatt (MW) solar facility in San Elizario, Texas. This new solar facility will add to EPE’s existing, fully subscribed, Texas Community Solar Program and offer a discounted rate for customers who qualify. If approved, the 10 MW expansion will bring the program’s total capacity to 15 MW of community solar energy. 
Posted on January 11, 2023
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Beginning in spring 2023, El Paso Electric (EPE) customers in Texas will start receiving the most advanced smart meters at their homes and businesses. This announcement comes following last week's approval of EPE’s smart meter project by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The New Mexico Regulatory Commission approved the project for New Mexico customers in November, and their installations are scheduled to begin in fall 2023.
Posted on December 19, 2022
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Post-COVID-19, El Paso Electric (EPE) continues to see a major increase in both mail-in and online payment options and customer adoption of EPE’s digital and phone communication channels. As a result, traffic to EPE’s four walk-in payment centers has significantly decreased. To provide additional resources to the most utilized customer communication channels, EPE will be closing its two walk-in payment centers in Texas by January 13, 2023 and its two New Mexico payment centers by February 10, 2023. 
Posted on December 2, 2022
El Paso Electric, El Paso Water, Texas Gas Service, Las Cruces Utilities and Zia Natural Gas team up to raise awareness and educate customers about scams on the seventh annual Utility Scam Awareness Day set for Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Initiated by the Utilities United Against Scams, or UUAS, the scam awareness campaign focuses on educating customers on the tactics scammers use to steal their money or personal information.
Posted on November 15, 2022
El Paso Electric (EPE) will be making improvements to its electrical infrastructure by replacing transmission and distribution power lines and installing steel poles in East El Paso starting November 14, 2022, through January 23, 2023. These improvements will ensure reliability in electrical services to the area.
Posted on November 11, 2022
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El Paso Electric (EPE) is celebrating ENERGY STAR Day! ENERGY STAR certified products ranging from appliances, electronics and home upgrades save customers energy and money. This officially recognized mark for energy efficiency was developed to make it easier for consumers to find and buy goods that offer energy bill savings without compromising functionality, features, or comfort.
Posted on October 12, 2022
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EL PASO, Texas – Starting October 1st through October 31st, El Paso Electric (EPE) Texas residential customers can take advantage of the opportunity to recycle their old, energy-sucking refrigerator or freezer and get paid $70 through the Texas Appliance Recycling Program.
Posted on October 3, 2022
EL PASO, Texas – On the cusp of the third anniversary of the tragedy in our community, El Paso Electric (EPE) has found a permanent home for the artwork titled Luces en el Cielo. The artwork reflects the strong partnership with EPE, a remembrance of the 23 precious lives lost, and our path towards a resilient future. The El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC) welcomed the beautiful art painting housed inside its offices on 6314 Delta Drive on August 1, 2022.
Posted on August 1, 2022
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EL PASO, Texas – On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, between the hours of 5 and 6 p.m., El Paso Electric (EPE) customers hit a new unofficial peak of 2,201 megawatts (MW). The peak is the electricity used during the time of day when electricity demand is the highest.
Posted on July 21, 2022
With high temperatures continuing to rise, El Paso Electric (EPE) has additional crews and resources to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. During the spring, EPE prepares for the very hot summer months common in our area.  We use this time to do maintenance on our generation equipment as well as to upgrade our transmission and distribution lines and equipment. We stock up on equipment that is commonly affected during the summer months. EPE also makes arrangements to have crews available to make sure these types of outages are resolved as quickly as possible.
Posted on July 20, 2022
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El Paso Electric (EPE) issues a Request for competitive Proposals (RFP) for an Energy Efficiency (“EE”) and Load Management (“LM”) Market Potential Study (“MPS”) to select a proposal(s) from qualified consultants. The selected consultant(s) will work with EPE directly to complete the MPS that defines EE and LM programs for residential, commercial, and industrial customers for a 20-year period in EPE’s service area.
Posted on July 8, 2022
EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric’s (EPE) Summer College Internship Program consists of 10 college students this year. Launched back in 2011, EPE’s paid internship focuses on providing students with professional development opportunities, work experience, and volunteer opportunities.
Posted on June 7, 2022
EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric’s (EPE) podcast, Empowering People with Energy, releases the fifth episode in its second season that features useful energy efficiency tips for customers to stay cool this summer as temperatures continue to rise.
Posted on June 3, 2022
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El Paso Electric (EPE) President and CEO Kelly A. Tomblin issues the following statement regarding the settlement agreement reached with the City of El Paso and all other parties on the proposed rate review filed June 1, 2021:
Posted on May 24, 2022
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EL PASO, Texas (May 23, 2022) – The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and El Paso Electric (EPE) unveiled additions to the UTEP mobile, 26-foot-long, hands-on K-12 classroom designed to teach energy and engineering concepts and their real-world relevance while encouraging students to pursue STEM-related careers.
Posted on May 23, 2022
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EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric (EPE) is proud to announce that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for its abilities in helping customers save on energy consumption and efforts in customer outreach and education on energy efficiency.
Posted on May 11, 2022
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EL PASO, Texas – Anyone looking for a new car can now take advantage of a brand new online shopping tool that will help them make the most out of finding a new set of wheels while saving money both at the time of purchase and in the long run. El Paso Electric (EPE) officially launches the EV Online Shopping Tool, an easy-to-use, free, bilingual online listing of new electric vehicles (EVs) accessed by visiting
Posted on May 5, 2022
EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric (EPE) has implemented organizational changes to further advance clean energy initiatives and develop innovative customer solutions as the Company names Jessica Christianson Vice President of Sustainability and Energy Solutions.
Posted on May 4, 2022
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