2021

Car crashes and takes down transmission pole leaving 2300 EPE customers without power in Socorro, TX
Posted on March 5, 2021
El Paso Electric Texas Residential Appliance Recycling Program Offers Promo for March
Posted on March 4, 2021
El Paso Electric is partnering with General Motors to offer discounts on electric vehicles. The utility said the GoEV Savings Program can help provide thousands of dollars in discounts on the 2020 and 2021 Chevrolet Bolt.
Posted on March 4, 2021
CPS Energy pursues internal probe on TX winter outages; references El Paso Electric
Posted on March 1, 2021
EPE Engineers Honored for National Engineers Week 2021
Posted on February 26, 2021
DALLAS — CLAIM: Are frozen wind turbines the main cause of Texas’s power outages? This claim is false. SOURCES: Governor Greg Abbott (R) - Texas, ERCOT senior director Dan Woodfin, and ERCOT CEO Bill Magness.  In an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott criticized calls for a Green New Deal climate change policy saying wind turbines and solar power “thrust Texas into a situation where it was lacking power in a statewide basis.”
Posted on February 17, 2021
HOUSTON — Some parts of Texas battered by the winter storm had relatively few homes lose power. They are primarily in areas outside of ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the electric grid for 90% of the state and operates separate from federal oversight and regulation.
Posted on February 17, 2021
El Paso escaped the massive power outages seen in much of Texas this week mostly because El Paso Electric is not in the Texas power grid, which is one of three major power grids in the United States. The Texas grid had massive power outages due to power plant problems caused by extreme cold temperatures.
Posted on February 17, 2021
LAS CRUCES – El Paso Electric and the Infrastructure Investments Fund recently established the El Paso Electric New Mexico Economic Development Fund (Economic Development Fund) to provide $1 million per year for 20 years. The Economic Development Fund will be administered by the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and governed by three independent board of advisors.
Posted on February 17, 2021
El Paso escaped the massive power outages seen in much of Texas this week mostly because El Paso Electric is not part of the Texas power grid. The Texas grid had massive power outages due to power plant problems caused by extremely cold temperatures.
Posted on February 17, 2021
As the rest of Texas battles rolling blackouts, this week’s winter storms haven’t impacted El Paso’s electricity. That’s because the Borderland is on a different system, and one that’s prepared for a freeze like this one. Keenan Willard reports on how El Paso is keeping the lights on amid a winter storm that has darkened much of Texas. (CBS4 Local)
Posted on February 16, 2021
As the rest of Texas battles rolling blackouts, this week’s winter storms haven’t impacted El Paso’s electricity. That’s because the Borderland is on a different system, and one that’s prepared for a freeze like this one. Keenan Willard reports on how El Paso is keeping the lights on amid a winter storm that has darkened much of Texas. (CBS4 Local)
Posted on February 16, 2021
Construction is now underway on a renewable energy project at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Park that is projected to generate enough solar electricity to power about one-third of the university’s 900-acre Las Cruces campus by this fall.
Posted on February 15, 2021
Jeanette Lara is one of a handful of doctors who serves the small, unincorporated community of Chaparral, New Mexico. Every day, when she drops off her 8-month-old son to his grandparents before work, she drives past the Newman Power Station, a natural gas plant just across the Texas border in El Paso, which provides power to residents in both states.
Posted on February 10, 2021
Wednesday afternoon, officials with El Paso Electric’s (EPE) announced  that David Hawkins was appointed as Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability by the Company’s Board of Directors, effective February 8, 2021.
Posted on February 10, 2021
El Paso Electric announced a $20 million economic development initiative for southern New Mexico on Monday. The effort will provide grants for projects focused on job creation, and support businesses that will contribute to economic growth, according to a release.
Posted on February 8, 2021
When El Paso struggles, it struggles together. There is a sense of commonality here, a unity of purpose. Rather than belie our differences, it defines them. One could not claim any community is perfect, yet there is something about this place. We come together when any of us face a challenge.
Posted on February 8, 2021
Casa Auto Group acquired the Crawford Buick GMC dealership, at 6800 Montana near the airport. Ronnie Lowenfield, left, will be the manager and is pictured here with brothers and colleagues Luke (center) and Justin Lowenfield. Luke said the deal had been a long time in the making and the time was finally right. Carvana expands presence in Texas offering as-soon-as-next day vehicle delivery to El Paso area residents.
Posted on February 7, 2021
It was Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, when an intense arctic air mass moved into southern New Mexico and far west Texas. The weather system brought locally heavy snowfall to portions of the area on the night of Feb. 1st and into the afternoon of the 2nd, and was followed by several days of sub-freezing temperatures.
Posted on February 4, 2021
AZTEC — As the pandemic continues to impact people's ability to pay utility bills, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission hopes a new order will help customers without causing irreparable harm to small utilities.
Posted on February 4, 2021
El Paso Water utility company announced Tuesday it will resume its normal bill collection processes. Customers are urged to make payments on overdue bills to avoid disconnections, a news release stated. The billing collection processes starts in February.
Posted on February 2, 2021
EPE launches GoEV Savings Program
Posted on February 2, 2021
Funding from organizations are providing assistance to El Pasoans behind on their electric bills. El Paso Electric, Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Temple Mount Sinai and the El Paso Community Foundation are able to offer help through a newly developed fund.
Posted on February 1, 2021
EPE partners with local nonprofit, Books Are Gems, to donate books
Posted on January 30, 2021
LAS CRUCES – As the East Mesa beyond Las Cruces, sloping up toward the Organ Mountains, continues to attract residential and business development, demands for reliable electric power and other services are growing.
Posted on January 29, 2021
LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission decided Wednesday to consider a possible external audit of El Paso Electric’s fuel and purchase power cost adjustment clause — a provision that allows electric companies to change rates due to fluctuations in cost of fuel.
Posted on January 29, 2021
EPE CEO Kelly A. Tomblin to host Story Time with El Paso nonprofit Books Are Gems
Posted on January 27, 2021
The UTEP Career Center is set to host its 2021 virtual spring fair at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Feb. 5.  According to an email sent by the department, 75 companies and organizations will be recruiting students from a variety of majors for internships and professional positions. Among the list is Sandia National Laboratories, El Paso Electric Company, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Department of State, Teach for America and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.  
Posted on January 26, 2021
El Paso Electric customers in New Mexico may have noticed a higher-than-normal bill in January. This is due to an extreme jump in fuel costs.
Posted on January 22, 2021
We Are Transforming The Energy Landscape Together we are powering the next hundred years of Growth, Innovation and Economic Vibrancy.  By focusing our collective efforts on the six key areas of our Strategic Framework, we will lead this transformation as one team, with one shared goal.
Posted on January 15, 2021
El Paso Electric (EPE) will resume its standard billing, payment and collection practices in the coming weeks while keeping flexible payment options available for customers in need.
Posted on January 15, 2021
On 12/26, the El Paso Herald Post published an article written by Kelly Tomblin, CEO of El Paso Electric (EPE) and Tomblin cites EPE’s efforts to provide community support to El Pasoans, frontline workers, and nonprofits. However, the EPE’s proposed Newman 6 fracked gas power plant and their efforts to gain authorization contradict their efforts to support our community. 
Posted on January 14, 2021
Transforming The Energy Landscape: For 120 years, El Paso Electric has worked hard to deliver the power our growing region expects and deserves. Going forward you can expect even more from us as we triple our renewable energy resources, provide innovations like batter storage, and offer more ways for you to control your bill and save money - all while improving our communication with you. So, get to know us again and see how we're meeting the needs of our vibrant community.
Posted on January 8, 2021
An El Paso Electric employee was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries after being burned by an electric arc in west El Paso Thursday. According to a spokesperson with the El Paso Fire Department, the EP Electric employee was burned by an electric arc that was generated by a metering device near Scenic Drive and Robinson Avenue. The employee has since been released from the hospital.
Posted on January 7, 2021
El Paso Electric has a new chief financial officer — one of its key executive positions. The company also added two other key executives who were hired late last year as Kelly Tomblin, named the utility’s new chief executive officer in July, shapes her management team. So far, her team includes most of the executives in place before she became CEO and before the company was sold July 29 to the JPMorgan-Chase-tied Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, for $4.3 billion.
Posted on January 7, 2021
As EPE embarks on 120 years of service for West Texas and Southern New Mexico, we are looking forward to the future and the opportunity to transform the energy landscape. 2020 presented us with unimaginable challenges, but we are grateful for the resilience and collective support of our customers, community and our employees.
Posted on January 3, 2021
Kelly Tomblin’s 30-year history in the energy sector can be defined as driving innovation and transforming companies through initiatives that unleash the human spirit. The focus of the CEO of El Paso Electric is on culture and leadership and taking risks on nontraditional candidates. She says “it isn’t just what we do, but who we are, that drive creativity and success.” She works to create wholesome environments that facilitate authenticity and freedom and talks daily about finding meaning and purpose in the everyday work. She makes sure that El Paso Electric has a compelling Vision that inspires their teams and that they make sure their processes and systems are aligned with that Vison.
Posted on January 1, 2021
LAS CRUCES – New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard on Monday signed four leases with the city of Las Cruces that will boost the community’s renewable energy initiatives.
Posted on March 8, 2021
A binational committee on air quality created a new fund Thursday to pay for long-term monitoring of air pollution in the Borderland.
Posted on February 11, 2021
Up to 12 months of assistance to cover past due water, gas, and electric bills is being offered to El Pasoans in need of financial help. The City of El Paso gave non-profit organization, Amistad, a $4 million grant to help residents with utility assistance. Beginning Monday, January 25, Amistad will resume taking applications for the AmistadCARES Utility Assistance Program.
Posted on January 23, 2021
The El Paso City Council approved a nearly $5 million capital improvement plan for the Downtown ballpark but will defer pursuing projects until fiscal year 2022. With the exception of safety and security upgrades for the ballpark, most projects scheduled to upgrade the facility will have to wait. The council voted unanimously for the plan during their Tuesday meeting.
Posted on January 5, 2021
Mayor Oscar Leeser and other city leaders were sworn into office Tuesday during a mostly virtual ceremony. Leeser and Joe Molinar, who was elected city representative for District 4, which oversees Northeast El Paso, were sworn-in to begin serving on the City Council.
Posted on January 5, 2021
HOUSTON — Ten years ago this month, severe winter weather caused rolling blackouts, sparking a Senate hearing and a whole lot of outrage. However, some observers say not enough has actually changed. Rewind time a decade ago, and the headline from the Texas State Senate was clear: "Lack of winterization led to blackouts."
Posted on February 16, 2021
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it will roll out two new battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in gas-electric hybrid in the U.S. this year as the parade of new EVs continues.
Posted on February 10, 2021

2020

As El Paso Electric embarks on 120 years of service for West Texas and Southern New Mexico, we are looking forward to the future and the opportunity to transform the energy landscape. 2020 presented us with unimaginable challenges, but we are grateful for the resilience and collective support of our customers, community and employees.
Posted on December 27, 2020
As EPE embarks on 120 years of service for West Texas and Southern New Mexico, we are looking forward to the future and the opportunity to transform the energy landscape. 2020 presented us with unimaginable challenges, but we are grateful for the resilience and collective support of our customers, community and our employees.
Posted on December 26, 2020
2020 has demanded a lot from us. It changed so many aspects of our lives. It has taken away health, jobs, mobility and, yes, lives. It also presented us a mandate to dig deeper, think differently about how we operate and driven us to new avenues for innovation and operation. Behind these conversations are the leaders of our community, wrestling with an incredibly complex set of factors, as they seek to fulfill their commitment to the missions of their organizations.
Posted on December 21, 2020
El Paso Electric Customer Newsletter - January 2021
Posted on December 18, 2020
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission on Wednesday unanimously rejected El Paso Electric's controversial plan to spend $163.8 million to add a new, natural gas-fired generating unit to the Newman power plant in Northeast El Paso.
Posted on December 17, 2020
Participants from 33 high school teams convened virtually Dec. 12 for the second New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge, a competition testing students’ ability to use science, technology, engineering and math to solve real-world problems. Led by New Mexico’s Office of the Governor, the Challenge was a collaboration between New Mexico State University, the Department of Public Education, the Department of Workforce Solutions, Los Alamos National Laboratory and 18 other STEM employers in the state.
Posted on December 16, 2020
Today, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously denied El Paso Electric's request to build a 228-MW natural-gas generator, citing EPE’s failure to consider the requirements of the Energy Transition Act. 
Posted on December 16, 2020
El Paso Electric continues to help keep the holiday spirit alive with sponsorships of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Annual Cookies, Cocoa and Holiday Cheer featuring a safe drive-through light show, and the live streaming of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” Broadway show which was shared on the Texas morning talk show, Daytime with Kimberley and Esteban. 
Posted on December 11, 2020
On November 16th, a Recommended Decision to deny the Newman 6 methane gas turbine was submitted by Hearing Examiner Elizabeth Hurst in the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) case regarding the potential capacity addition.
Posted on December 9, 2020
New Mexicans are no strangers to energy development. From the Four Corners to the Permian Basin, New Mexico’s tribal communities and Hispanic communities in particular have been hard hit by our quixotic quest for more polluting fossil fuels. As a result, over 130,000 New Mexicans live within a half mile threat radius of an oil and gas well, in addition to almost 100 schools that serve over 32,000 students. From missed school days from air pollution to threatened sacred sites like Chaco Canyon, we know the devastating impacts of the fossil fuel industry.
Posted on December 6, 2020
Kickin' It with Kelly: For every story shared, Kelly will donate $25 to The Kelly Center for Hunger Relief
Posted on December 3, 2020
WinterFest season will commence with a unique virtual launch celebration Saturday, Dec. 5. The online celebration will include various virtual programs and festive events created by the City’s Quality of Life Departments, the El Paso International Airport and Destination El Paso. 
Posted on December 2, 2020
The El Paso Electric Power-ful Women Resources (PWR) Program serves two main purposes: to serve within EPE and to serve in our community. This year’s PWR Day brought employees together over a two-day span to do a drive-by voluntary donation drive on November 30 and a half-day virtual conference on December 1 with over 90 employees in attendance.
Posted on November 30, 2020
KTSM 9 News and the Sun Bowl Association have teamed up to present the 84th annual Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of Virtual Sun Bowl Parade.
Posted on November 26, 2020
A healthy and reliable electric utility is without a doubt critical to the well-being and vibrancy of any growing community. For nearly 120 years, El Paso Electric (EPE) has filled that role for our region, providing electricity to over 436,000 customers in west Texas and southern New Mexico.
Posted on November 21, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020: It's National #RecyclingDay and #EPElectric is happy to share with you the success of the Appliance Recycling Program, and how YOU can get involved!
Posted on November 20, 2020
In a public meeting on Tuesday night, El Pasoans aired their concerns about El Paso Electric’s plans for a multimillion dollar power plant project in Northeast El Paso. The Newman 6 addition would add a natural gas generator to the current Newman power plant at the intersection of Stan Roberts Sr Ave and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Posted on November 20, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) congratulates Gary Bruner, who was named as New Mexico State University’s Agricutural Economics and Agricultural Business Outstanding Alumni 2020.
Posted on November 20, 2020
El Paso Electric understands that due to the current pandemic, many of our customers may be facing financial difficulties. If you or someone you know is having difficulty paying your home electricity bills, our Customer Care team can help you address your concerns and gain peace of mind.
Posted on November 20, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE), El Paso Water and Texas Gas Service team up to raise awareness and educate customers on scams through the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Week initiative. Initiated by the Utilities United Against Scams, or UUAS, the week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focuses on educating customers of the tactics scammers use to steal their money.  
Posted on November 16, 2020
Kickin' It with Kelly: A Fundraiswer for United Way For every question asked, Kelly will donate $25 to United Way.
Posted on November 13, 2020
For much of the coronavirus pandemic, a machine has helped New Mexico COVID-19 patient Arthur Sanchez with every breath he has taken. But the 52-year-old father of two, who has been mostly hospitalized since April, is expected to return to his Las Cruces home this weekend after a double-lung transplant. Sanchez was the third person with coronavirus to undergo the procedure after the disease mangled his lungs. He got the transplant at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix on Aug. 16. Sanchez, who works for El Paso Electric, went from someone who had little concern about the coronavirus to fighting for his life. He and his medical team described the ordeal during a news conference from Arizona on Monday.
Posted on November 12, 2020
Utility companies in El Paso are continuing service for customers who are unable to pay if they were impacted by COVID-19 hardships. Despite the financial assistance available, customers are encouraged to continue paying their bills if they have the resources to do so or to set up a payment plan if they have fallen behind on payments.
Posted on November 12, 2020
Powerful American Heroes: A message to EPE U.S. Veterans
Posted on November 11, 2020
Make a Choice, Make a Difference: EPE United Way Giving Campaign
Posted on November 5, 2020
Incumbent Henry Rivera defeated challenger Aaron Montes in the El Paso City Council District 7 race, according to unofficial final results. Rivera received nearly 57% of the vote, or 12,459 voters, compared to Montes 43% of the vote or 9,525 voters.
Posted on November 3, 2020
El Paso Electric has donated $10,000 to Books are Gems, a local nonprofit bookstore that provides free books to children. More than 8,000 new books were damaged at the nonprofit when a water heater broke overnight and flooded the building in August. The funds will go toward purchasing new books, especially those lost due to the flood, and to construct new bookshelves. Because of the pandemic, the bookstore only had enough budget to stay open through the end of October, but now it will be able to continue through the end of the year.
Posted on October 29, 2020
LAS CRUCES – El Paso Electric reported a power outage in the University Park area Tuesday morning that impacted about 2,500 customers.
Posted on October 27, 2020
In our lifetimes, we’ve had the luxury of flipping a switch secure in the knowledge that our lights will turn on, except maybe during a severe storm, freeze or other significant disruption. Fortunately, those occasions are rare in El Paso.   
Posted on October 25, 2020
The next chapter for Books Are Gems is looking good with a big donation of $10,000 from El Paso Electric.
Posted on October 24, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, a new era is dawning at El Paso Electric. Next year, we will be observing 120 years of EPE’s founding. Moreover, we are embarking on a pioneering partnership with Infrastructure Investments Fund for a new and exciting journey towards our goal of creating a brighter future for our community.
Posted on October 23, 2020
New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu delivered the first State of the NMSU System virtually on Thursday, delivering remarks on how the university is handling the pandemic and also touching on partnerships that help NMSU meet its goals.
Posted on October 23, 2020
It’s unsettling when a company is sold and taken private by an out-of-town investment fund. It’s even more so when most every person and industry in the region has no choice but to do business with that company to keep the lights, internet and cooling on. El Paso Electric’s new chief executive admits as much and says her first task is to provide stability, build trust, introduce herself and reintroduce the company.
Posted on October 18, 2020
The El Paso City Council has reaffirmed the city’s opposition to El Paso Electric’s plan to spend $163.8 million to add a new, natural gas-fired generating unit to the Newman power plant in far Northeast El Paso.
Posted on October 16, 2020
The Texas Public Utility Commission on Friday unanimously approved El Paso Electric's plan to add a new, multimillion-dollar, natural gas-fired generating unit to the Newman power plant in far Northeast El Paso despite opposition from the city of El Paso and area environmentalists.
Posted on October 16, 2020
The El Paso Electric board of directors has selected Cynthia Henry as vice president and general counsel and Cynthia Prieto as vice president and controller. Henry has been with El Paso Electric since 2013 as the FERC compliance director. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, juris doctor from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of law from the University of London. She also has an executive MBA from IE and Brown University. She is a member of the Energy Bar Association. Prieto started with El Paso Electric in 2006, and, most recently, was director of tax. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico. She serves as the treasurer of the Kelly Center for Hunger Relief.
Posted on October 15, 2020
El Paso Electric Donates for City of El Paso’s District 7 Initiative to Provide PPE Amid Pandemic
Posted on October 14, 2020
The El Paso City Council has reaffirmed the city’s opposition to El Paso Electric’s plan to spend $163.8 million to add a new, natural gas-fired generating unit to the Newman power plant in far Northeast El Paso.
Posted on October 14, 2020
5th Annual El Paso Giving Day with El Paso Electric as a Lead Sponsor
Posted on October 13, 2020
ABC7 spotlighted the annual Women of Impact award ceremony hosted by El Paso Inc., which is proudly sponsored by EPE. The ceremony takes place today and highlights the altruistic work of six local women from an array of backgrounds moving the community forward.
Posted on October 8, 2020
Nearly 3,000 homes and businesses in the Fabens area were without power Thursday night after a contractor struck an underground El Paso electric line.
Posted on October 2, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) continues its trailblazing trend of promoting and advocating for the safe, clean and sustainable form of transportation with plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles (EV). Today, as part of National Drive Electric Week 2020, EPE hosted a virtual event, Charging Towards Change, to launch its newest initiative, the EV Community where EV car owners can connect with cool, up-to-date information and resources all found within EPE’s service territory.
Posted on September 30, 2020
El Paso Electric's plan to spend more than $163 million to put a new, natural gas-fired generating unit at its Newman power plant in far Northeast El Paso is being opposed by the El Paso and Las Cruces city governments, the New Mexico attorney general, and environmental groups in El Paso and New Mexico.
Posted on September 28, 2020
Local Community Organizers protest El Paso Electric’s Proposed Newman Unit 6 Generation Unit
Posted on September 22, 2020
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office warning customers and community of potential scams involving El Paso Electric, IRS and others
Posted on September 16, 2020
Public Service Company of New Mexico says all customers who lost power during last week’s record-breaking storms are now back online – but some were without electricity for four days. Utility crews from around the state assisted PNM operations teams in the Albuquerque area to restore service, including a crew from El Paso Electric in southern New Mexico.
Posted on September 15, 2020
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As of Friday morning, PNM reported that there is now a little more than 1,000 without power. According to a PNM tweet, power has been restored to nearly 14,000 customers that were impacted by Tuesday’s severe storms. They say crews are continuing to work to get power restored to remaining customers.
Posted on September 11, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) will be transferring existing power lines that stretch across I-10 Freeway from an older, wooden pole to a new, steel pole as part of an overall transmission pole replacement initiative in east-central El Paso. The pole replacement will take place in the area of 11045 Gateway Boulevard West (Denny’s Diner) at the intersection of Lomaland Drive.
Posted on September 11, 2020
El Paso Fire Department crews responded to a condition 3 fire in the 3500 block of Keltner Avenue.
Posted on August 30, 2020
The El Paso Electric Company awarded two graduates from the Community Education program in the Socorro Independent School District with a $1,500 scholarship each to continue their education in a postsecondary institution.
Posted on August 26, 2020
Category 4 Hurricane Laura aimed at East Texas
Posted on August 26, 2020
LAS CRUCES - A powerful storm touting hurricane-force winds tore through northeast Las Cruces and the village of Doña Ana Sunday, knocking out power in some areas.
Posted on August 24, 2020
The El Paso Fire Department confirmed with ABC-7 that a propane tank accidentally caused the house fire in central El Paso that lit up the night sky Saturday.
Posted on August 24, 2020
EPE customers continue to see higher than normal electric bills due to high tempertaures and incresed usuage.  
Posted on August 21, 2020
Storm snaps power lines
Posted on August 21, 2020
Power Outage in Las Cruces due to Motor Vehicle Accident
Posted on August 21, 2020
El Paso Electric has launched the EP Electric Marketplace, its first online store with energy efficiency items and rebates. There, customers can purchase smart thermostats, enroll in the Energy Wise Savings Program and receive a $25 participation incentive. For more information, go online to www.epelectric.com/marketplace.
Posted on August 20, 2020
An El Paso driver died after a Tuesday evening collision when traffic lights were down at a West Side intersection due to a power outage, police said.
Posted on August 19, 2020
A power outage Tuesday evening impacted between 750 and 800 El Paso Electric customers.
Posted on August 18, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) employees know that community members rely on El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank for staples to make a warm, healthy meal at home. The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly affected thousands of families; however, the Food Bank continues to provide the community with emergency food boxes throughout El Paso and Hudspeth counties, which are part of EPE’s service region. This is why EPE has launched the POWER-ful Giving Campaign to benefit the Food Bank. EPE will donate $20,000 and through the end of the summer, EPE will match employee donations dollar-for-dollar up to an additional $20,000.
Posted on August 15, 2020
Power has been restored to thousands of El Pasoans after several outages were reported Thursday afternoon.
Posted on August 13, 2020
El Paso shattered the record high temperature on Thursday for a third-straight day amid an unusual August heat wave that saw as many as 9,000 homes and businesses lose electricity at one point.
Posted on August 13, 2020
Many borderland residents are upset and confused after seeing higher than normal electric bills.
Posted on August 6, 2020
Kelly Tomblin said she spent part of her more than 25-year career in the energy industry as a company turnaround specialist. But that’s not why she took the job as El Paso Electric’s new chief executive officer. El Paso Electric is a strong company with a great strategic plan, said Tomblin, who has been chief executive at two other electric utilities— in Pennsylvania, early in her career, and more recently in Jamaica. Those are just part of her lengthy resume.
Posted on August 5, 2020
There’s never been a more critical time to focus on unleashing the economic opportunity of people by strategically equipping them with the education and training that prepares them for well-paid careers here in Doña Ana County.
Posted on August 2, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) anunció el miércoles que la adquisición por parte de la firma Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF), perteneciente al corporativo JP Morgan, ha cerrado. La nueva Junta Directiva ha nombrado a Kelly Tomblin como la directora ejecutiva (CEO) entrante.
Posted on July 30, 2020
The deal is finally done. El Paso Electric is no longer a publicly traded electric utility. It’s now owned by the JPMorgan Chase-tied Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, which on June 1, 2019, agreed to buy the 117-year-old electric utility for $4.3 billion, including assuming $1.5 billion of the utility’s debt. The sale was completed Wednesday afternoon.
Posted on July 29, 2020
After 73 years on the New York Stock Exchange, El Paso’s only electric utility has taken its stock off the public market in a $4.3 billion buyout. El Paso Electric announced Wednesday that it has officially closed the deal and is now owned by Infrastructure Investments Fund. It also announced that the company's board has named Kelly Tomblin incoming chief executive officer. Most recently, Tomblin was president and CEO of INTREN LLC.
Posted on July 29, 2020
EL PASO, Texas – The $4.3 billion deal for the sale of the El Paso Electric Co. to an investment fund controlled by global financial giant JP Morgan has officially closed Wednesday as the new ownership immediately named an incoming CEO for the utility firm.
Posted on July 29, 2020
El Paso Electric, EPE, anunció hoy que la adquisición por el “Infrastructure Investments Fund”, IIF, fue finalizada. La nueva Junta Directiva ha nombrado a Kelly Tomblin como la nueva  directora ejecutiva.
Posted on July 29, 2020
El Paso Electric Company (EPE) announced today that its acquisition by the Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) has closed. The new Board of Directors has appointed Kelly Tomblin as incoming Chief Executive Officer.  
Posted on July 29, 2020
Wednesday afternoon, El Paso Electric Company (EPE)  announced that its acquisition by the Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) has closed. The new Board of Directors has appointed Kelly Tomblin as incoming Chief Executive Officer.   Ms. Tomblin will join EPE after a three-decade career leading utilities both in the United States and internationally. Most recently, Ms. Tomblin served as President and CEO of INTREN, L.L.C., a leading utility solutions provider with 14 regional offices across the United States. Prior to that, she served as CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), where she helped lead an energy revolution for Jamaica, which included the development of an extensive smart grid program and substantial growth in renewable energy.
Posted on July 29, 2020
The electric utility and the buyer, the JPMorgan Chase-tied Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, announced Monday that they plan to close the sale July 29.
Posted on July 27, 2020
From the very first day on the job, El Paso Electric (EPE) 2020 summer college interns worked on this year’s annual, highly anticipated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project by developing a virtual STEAM Camp Kit for 130 students with Anthony Independent School District (Anthony ISD).
Posted on July 26, 2020
La Comisión Federal de Regulación de Energía (FERC) dio su aprobación final para concretar la adquisición de El Paso Electric por parte del Fondo de Inversiones e Infraestructura (IIF), una subsidiaria de la firma bursátil JP Morgan Chase.
Posted on July 24, 2020
On July 22, 2020, El Paso Electric Company (EPE) (NYSE:EE) and the Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) received a final order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approving the parties’ transaction. The FERC order marks the final regulatory approval needed to complete the acquisition.
Posted on July 23, 2020
El Paso Electric's pending $4.3 billion sale can now be completed after a federal regulatory agency gave its final approval Wednesday.
Posted on July 23, 2020
On Monday, July 13, 2020, El Paso Electric Company (EPE) (NYSE: EE) customers set a new peak demand for electricity of approximately 2,173 megawatts (MW), 9.5% or 188 MW higher than the peak established in 2019. This is the highest level of energy demand growth on record and it also surpasses EPE’s 2020 peak demand forecast and reaches peak demand levels that were expected in 2026.
Posted on July 21, 2020
NEWS STORIES SURROUNDING POWER OUTAGES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2020
Posted on July 20, 2020
El Paso’s Star on the Mountain
Posted on July 17, 2020
Over the last several days, El Paso Electric (EPE) has received multiple reports from customers about scam calls masking the phone number to make it appear as if it was originated by EPE. Most scams reported are impersonating an EPE representative attempting to schedule a meter replacement and demanding immediate payment to avoid service disconnections.
Posted on July 16, 2020
El Paso Electric Donates Bottled Water to City of El Paso’s Cooling Sites
Posted on July 15, 2020
El Paso Electric's Interim Chief Operating Officer Elaina Ball speaks to KVIA ABC 7 News about the power outages that the Utility's service region has experienced so far this summer, how EPE is handling this work in the midst of the pandemic and a heat advisory, and what customers can do to assist. 
Posted on July 14, 2020
La intensa ola de calor estacionada en la región fronteriza, la cual mantiene temperaturas de tres dígitos, ha ocasionado que miles de usuarios sufran de constantes ‘apagones’ a causa de la caída del suministro eléctrico en los diversos sectores de la ciudad.
Posted on July 12, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) will be replacing transmission lines and completing several wire crossings in the Mission Valley area of El Paso along North Loop Drives between Lee Trevino and Pendale Drives. For the safety of the public, EPE will be requiring a complete road closure to all thru traffic along North Loop Drive between Lee Trevino and Pendale Drives this Sunday morning, July 12 from 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. El Paso Police will be on site to assist with the road closure and to allow access for residents and businesses within this area. 
Posted on July 11, 2020
City of El Paso extends mandates to stop utility disconnects as part of continued pandemic response
Posted on July 7, 2020
El Paso Electric offers energy saving and safety tips amidst region’s record-breaking multi-day heat advisory.
Posted on July 7, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) customers who reside in Texas will see a credit on their electric bills during the peak usage season of the summer as EPE’s filing to issue a temporary fuel refund was officially approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT).
Posted on July 2, 2020
El Paso Electric partnered with KFOX's Pay It Forward with Michael J. Gopin to honor El Paso's community heroes - the personnel at the City of El Paso's Testing Center locations. EPE and Michael Gopin donated 1,300 boxes of Girl Scouts "Thanks-A-Lot" cookies. Cookies were delivered in partnership with Feed The Frontline El Paso. The video footage and photography was made possible by the City of El Paso's Public Relations and Communications Team.
Posted on June 24, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) and Texas Gas Service have united to recognize and honor El Paso’s community heroes with a sweet gesture by donating Girl Scout cookies to every first responder within the City of El Paso’s Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services Team and 9-1-1 Dispatch. With 1,100 first responders that serve the El Paso community, a box of Girl Scout cookies went to every worker to say ‘Thank You’ for their selflessness and bravery they show every day.
Posted on June 20, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) customers who reside in Texas will see a decrease on their electric bills during the peak usage season of the summer as EPE files to issue a temporary fuel refund.
Posted on June 18, 2020
New Mexico is planning to shed its heavy dependence on coal to generate power, but reaching the state's carbon-free standard for major electric utilities by 2045 won't be easy.
Posted on June 12, 2020
Project Vida has received grants totaling $208,933 in support of its microenterprise technical assistance program, which offers business, financial and management literacy to low and moderate-income micro-business owners in El Paso County. They are: a $90,000 city of El Paso Community Development Block Grant, $32,500 from Bank of America, $15,333 from United Way of El Paso County, $10,000 from the GECU Foundation, $10,000 from El Paso Electric, $10,000 from the Cardwell Foundation, $8,600 from LiftFund, $7,500 from the BBVA Foundation, $5,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation, $5,000 from WestStar Bank, $5,000 from the Hunt Family Foundation, $5,000 from Tropicana Homes, and $5,000 from the John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation.
Posted on June 11, 2020
According to officials, the honor was awarded to EPE for its “outstanding efforts to promote and support energy efficient construction and help homebuyers experience the peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that come with living in an Energy Star certified home or apartment."
Posted on June 11, 2020
The energy reputation enjoyed by the state of New Mexico isn’t based just on the wealth generated from the state’s share of the crude oil produced from the Permian Basin, but now because of rapidly growing renewable energy development too.
Posted on June 9, 2020
La venta pendiente de El Paso Electric (EPE) a JP Morgan Management Inc., tasada en 4.3 mil millones de dólares, fue postergada de común acuerdo por espacio de 3 meses, informó el Fondo de Inversiones en Infraestructura (IIF).
Posted on June 9, 2020
El Paso Electric recently welcomed a new cohort of eight college students for its annual summer internship program. The students will participate in an eight-week career-development program with an El Paso Electric department related to their field of study. They will also lead a corporate social responsibility project as part of the utility’s community outreach initiatives. This year, the internship will be primarily virtual due to the pandemic.
Posted on June 4, 2020
The deadline for El Paso Electric's pending $4.3 billion sale has been extended to Sept. 1. The sale's closing deadline had been today, June 1. Officials with the electric utility and the buyer, the JP Morgan Chase-tied Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, announced Monday that they agreed to extend the sale deadline as they await a final approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC.
Posted on June 1, 2020
El Paso Electric (EPE) will be replacing transmission lines and completing several wire crossings in the Mission Valley area of El Paso along Pendale Road between Roseway and North Loop Drives. For the safety of the public, EPE will be requiring a three-day road closure to all thru traffic along Pendale Rd. between Roseway and North Loop from Monday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 3, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Local traffic for residents and businesses along Pendale Rd. within this closure will only have entry and egress from Roseway Dr. 
Posted on June 1, 2020
As stay-at-home orders are eased and businesses begin to reopen, it is tempting to think that life can go “back to normal” in our region. But the truth is, it needs to be a “smart” new normal.
Posted on May 31, 2020
On Thursday, May 28, Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation wrapped up the school year with a virtual awards ceremony that rewarded students for their hard work completing in two of the most difficult real-world competitions sponsored by Prudential, El Paso Electric, and Workforce Solutions Borderplex.
Posted on May 29, 2020
Far East El Paso Power Outage on Thursday, May 28
Posted on May 29, 2020
El Paso Electric has donated $5,000 to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Student Frontline Emergency Fund. The fund was created to help Texas Tech El Paso students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to temporary hardship or unforeseen emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Texas Tech El Paso students rely on service industry jobs to augment their income, support their families and get through school. And many of those jobs were impacted by the pandemic.
Posted on May 27, 2020
AUSTIN - With more than 50 megawatts of solar energy, El Paso ranks 3rd in Texas and 18th nationally, according to a new report released today by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities 2020: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy.
Posted on May 27, 2020
EL PASO, Texas -- El Pasoans came through for a northeast El Paso woman whose electricity was cut off because she was delinquent on her rent.
Posted on May 21, 2020
El Paso Electric set out to grow its renewable resources to comply with New Mexico's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), requiring 20% of the utility's retail energy sales to come from renewable energy by 2020.
Posted on May 18, 2020
Commentary:  A Wednesday decision by New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioners means New Mexico will get new investment, jobs and some of the lowest-cost renewable energy in the world with solar at 1.5 cents per kwh. 
Posted on May 14, 2020
FERC determined defining affiliation was inconsequential in a previous case involving a financial vehicle backed by JPMorgan.
Posted on April 30, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 is expected to be felt on the utility sector for quite some time. The uncertainty associated with the pandemic has roiled the financial markets in recent weeks and has altered the focus of many utilities. The likelihood of new large electric and natural gas utility mergers and acquisitions being announced in the near future has diminished significantly. In the water sector, the acceleration of small- to mid-sized municipal utility acquisitions is likely to continue. The changes in this highly fragmented sector have been driven by increasing capital investment needs and legislation that encourages consolidation.
Posted on April 28, 2020
EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — City of El Paso officials says while it is encouraged to wear a face mask or a face covering, there will no longer be penalties if you don’t.
Posted on April 28, 2020
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — As we enter another billing cycle, KFOX14 asked how you’re protected. They’re essential too: A roof over your head and utilities.
Posted on April 28, 2020
Members of the task force include representatives from all sectors of the business community, including builders, contractors, Hotel/Motel Association, finance, insurance, Restaurant Association, manufacturing and healthcare.
Posted on April 22, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Darkness could come sooner than expected for some Texans. In a public meeting Tuesday, the Public Utility Commission of Texas shortened the moratorium on certain utility shutoffs.
Posted on April 21, 2020
El Paso Electric crews respond to a motor vehicle accident where a Ford Explorer rolled over and crashed into an electric pole in West El Paso causing it to collapse. The accident happened around 2AM the morning of April 15, 2020, causing a power outage impacting about 2,100 customers initially. EPE was able to restore power to all but 80 customers by 5AM and had full power restoration by 7AM. Several media outlets covered the accident.
Posted on April 15, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our globally community in every aspect of livelihood, people are quickly seeing the evolution from a health crisis to a financial fallout. Utilities across the nation have banded together to help their customers by suspending disconnections due to nonpayment.
Posted on April 8, 2020
EL PASO, Texas — As the utility is considered essential, El Paso Electric said that it's continuing to monitor usage.
Posted on April 6, 2020
FERC's go-ahead is the final regulatory approval the acquisition needs to close in the first half of 2020, according to a statement from the utility. The deal has already received approvals from Texas and New Mexico state regulatory commissions, the city of El Paso and others.
Posted on April 2, 2020
El Paso Electric’s pending $4.3 billion sale is expected to be completed sometime in the next three months as the sale’s last regulatory hurdle has mostly been cleared.
Posted on April 2, 2020
As part of Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) Montana Freeway Project in east El Paso, El Paso Electric (EPE) will need to complete several electrical wire crossings along Montana Avenue between Lee Trevino and George Dieter Drives. In order for EPE to safely conduct the necessary work in a timely manner, a complete closure along Montana Avenue will be necessary from 6:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, March 22. El Paso Police will be on-site to assist in the closure and allow residents of the Oasis Ranch Community that is within this closure to safely access their neighborhood.
Posted on March 20, 2020
The morning of Thursday, March 19, EPE crews immediately respond and restore power to approximately 560 customers within the Cielo Vista Mall area:
Posted on March 19, 2020
LAS CRUCES - Las Crucens won't have to worry about late utility bills during the coronavirus crisis, one of several measure meant to help residents and businesses affected by the situation.
Posted on March 17, 2020
El Paso Electric announces that until further notice there will be a suspension of disconnection services due to non-payment for all customers - residential and commercial.  CBS4 News at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2020 covers this announcement. Please note a clarification despite what is covered in this news segment: While EPE customers will receive normal billing and overdue bill notifications, no one's electricity will be shut off during the pandemic. 
Posted on March 17, 2020
On KVIA's weekly news show, ABC7 Xtra, that airs each Sunday evening at 10:30 p.m., for this past Sunday, March 15, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego speak to what the El Paso region is doing in response and preparations for COVID-19. EP County Judge Samaniego specifically mentions a call he had with EPE interim CEO Adrian J. Rodriguez and what EPE is doing as part of the Company's response to COVID-19. Below is a link to this specific mention by Judge Samaniego, along with links to the entire news show broken out in three parts. 
Posted on March 15, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and two other United States senators want two federal agencies to hold hearings on the pending El Paso Electric sale to clarify the buyer's ties to JPMorgan Chase.
Posted on March 13, 2020
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously approved the sale of publicly traded utility company El Paso Electric to a private investment fund at a public meeting in Las Cruces Wednesday.
Posted on March 12, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread across the state and country, the El Paso Times wants to keep readers updated on the latest news in the community and Texas.  Here's what to know about COVID-19. Here's the latest on what's happening in El Paso: 
Posted on March 12, 2020
El Paso Electric's pending sale moved another step toward becoming a done deal after U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff approved transferring a nuclear-plant license to the utility's buyer.
Posted on March 9, 2020
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM)- Gadsden Independent School District (GISD) received a check from El Paso Electric (EPE) for $91,186.07 for incentives earned last year from EPE’s New Mexico SCORE Plus and Commercial Load Management Programs.
Posted on February 28, 2020
Anthony, New Mexico – Gadsden Independent School District (GISD) will receive a check from El Paso Electric (EPE) for $91,186.07 for incentives earned in 2019 from EPE’s New Mexico SCORE Plus and Commercial Load Management Programs – it’s ninth year of energy saving success with EPE.
Posted on February 28, 2020
El Paso Electric's profit increased almost 46% in 2019 to $123 million, with most of the increase tied to gains in a Palo Verde nuclear plant investment fund, company officials reported Wednesday.
Posted on February 27, 2020
Puget Sound Energy’s new CEO and President Mary Kipp fell into the energy sector by accident.
Posted on February 25, 2020
A non-El Paso Water contractor working in the area of Viscount and Interstate Highway 10 damaged a 12-inch water main causing a breach of water. That water washed out underlying dirt causing an EPE electric pole to lean. EPE reported no power outages or service interruptions and are on site to assess infrastructure repairs needed.
Posted on February 21, 2020
After several hours, EPE crews were able to successfully restore power to 1,600 customers in northeast El Paso.
Posted on February 19, 2020
On Feb. 4, the El Paso City Council voted 4-2, with one abstention, to grant the use of city rights of way – a franchise – to Sun Jupiter, one of a dizzying array of companies connected to the proposed purchase of El Paso Electric (EPE).
Posted on February 12, 2020
New Mexico’s utilities are drawing up the most comprehensive plans in decades to completely overhaul the state’s electric grid to reach 100% carbon-free generation by 2045.
Posted on February 10, 2020
Lawyers for El Paso Electric and the investment fund in the process of buying the 117-year-old utility reiterated in a new filing with federal regulators that JP Morgan Chase is not a legal affiliate of the utility's buyer.
Posted on February 10, 2020
City Council last week gave another stamp of approval on the $4.3 billion sale of El Paso Electric to the Infrastructure Investments Fund, a private fund advised by financial giant JPMorgan.
Posted on February 9, 2020
Texas Sen. José Rodriguez, D-El Paso, and the Sunrise El Paso environmental group want El Paso City Council to delay transferring El Paso Electric's city franchise, which is needed for the utility's pending sale to be completed.
Posted on February 4, 2020
El Paso City Council on Tuesday approved transferring El Paso Electric's city franchise to the JPMorgan Chase-tied Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, which is in the process of buying the 117-year-old utility.
Posted on February 4, 2020
Video of Senator Rodriguez’s press conference yesterday. Link below.
Posted on February 4, 2020
El Paso Electric Company (EPE) and the Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) today announced that the City of El Paso, Texas (City of El Paso) consented to the acquisition of EPE by an affiliate of IIF by approving EPE’s Franchise Assignment Application filed with the City of El Paso on September 20, 2019.
Posted on February 4, 2020
In case you've lost track of the long and winding road of El Paso Electric's pending sale, which officials with the buyer and the utility hope to have done by June 1, here's a primer:
Posted on February 3, 2020
Sunrise El Paso is a locally based environmental justice organization. This month we have witnessed JP Morgan/IIF engage in corporate propaganda by presenting a narrative that favored the Wall Street side of this buyout - not a community or environmental perspective. We invite you to our alternative community meetings regarding the proposed sale of El Paso Electric to JP Morgan IIF. Come hear more about this crucial issue and have the opportunity to engage in open dialogue with national and local energy and environmental experts.
Posted on January 31, 2020
El Paso Electric's request to transfer its city franchise as part of the process to sell the company has taken its first step toward being approved by the City Council.
Posted on January 21, 2020
The sale of El Paso Electric to the Infrastructure Investments Fund is one step closer to completion after the deal received a stamp of approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Posted on January 19, 2020
La Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Texas (PUCT) aprobó este jueves la venta de El Paso Electric Company (EPE) al Fondo de Inversiones e Infraestructura (IIF), una subsidiaria de la firma bursátil JP Morgan.
Posted on January 17, 2020
EPE and the Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) announced that the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) approved IIF’s proposed acquisition of EPE as being in the public interest. A Final Order from the PUCT is expected to be issued within the next few weeks. EPE alongside IIF, an investment vehicle advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., in collaboration with the City of El Paso held the second of two community meetings for El Paso at the El Paso Polly Harris Senior Citizen Center in West El Paso. Both EPE and IIF made presentations on the details of the sale of EPE to IIF, the benefits that will ensue as a result of the sale, as well as a presentation from Sonnedix – a solar energy company currently owned by IIF. Community members were encouraged to write their questions on notecards so representatives from EPE, IIF and the City of El Paso could efficiently address as many as possible.
Posted on January 17, 2020
The Public Utility Commission of Texas on Thursday approved the pending $4.3 billion sale of El Paso Electric.
Posted on January 16, 2020
Officials for El Paso Electric and the J.P. Morgan Chase-linked investment fund in the process of trying to complete its $4.3 billion purchase of the utility made their pitches on why the sale is good for the community at a public meeting Tuesday.
Posted on January 15, 2020
After a careful review of proposals, El Paso Electric (EPE) announced a three-part plan to increase and modernize its energy generation: the company hopes to expand its use of solar energy, introduce battery storage, and construct a state-of-the-art natural gas-fired generation unit.
Posted on January 15, 2020
Both the frequency and evolution of scams are on the rise. This time around: a text messaging scam targeting EPE customers with the following message: “URGENT NOTICE: The El Paso Electric rates in your area are being approved for a 8.7% increase this 2020. Press 1 to receive information on how to lower and lock your current electric prices with budget saving programs”. EPE took to social media to inform customers of the scam, which garnered media coverage for additional advisory.
Posted on January 14, 2020
El Paso Electric alongside Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF), an investment vehicle advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., in collaboration with the City of El Paso held the first of two community meetings for El Paso at the El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center in East El Paso. Both EPE and IIF made presentations on the details of the sale of EPE to IIF, the benefits that will ensue as a result of the sale, as well as a presentation from Sonnedix – a solar energy company currently owned by IIF. Community members were encouraged to write their questions on notecards so representatives from EPE, IIF and the City of El Paso could efficiently address as many as possible.
Posted on January 14, 2020
As a result of the growing Iranian threat over the United States, and potential American retaliation, cyber-attack threats are on the rise leaving government entities, and utilities, across the nation as the focus of these threats. Local media outlet KVIA ABC7 News talks to El Paso Electric and El Paso Water on what they do to constantly stay vigilant against any potential cyber-attack.
Posted on January 8, 2020
Beyond the month of February, El Paso Electric continues its sponsorship of Breast Cancer Awareness with KVIA ABC7 News where on the 7th day of each month, ABC7 will share a breast cancer awareness tip during it’s 4 p.m. broadcast. Here is the January 7th tip:
Posted on January 8, 2020
The pending $4.3 billion sale of El Paso Electric has cleared another hurdle.
Posted on January 7, 2020
El Cabildo de El Paso decidirá el próximo 21 de enero el futuro de la compañía de luz El Paso Electric, esto después de que se lleven a cabo diversas reuniones comunitarias públicas con los residentes paseños y se logren estipular diversos acuerdos en una asociación con el Fondo de Inversión en Infraestructura (IFF).
Posted on January 7, 2020
Just a few weeks after the El Paso City Council approved to move forward with discussions on a pending settlement agreement regarding the sale of EPE to IIF, the Council took on the City Franchise agreement and how it would relate to the Utility’s sale.
Posted on January 6, 2020
For 80 years the El Paso Symphony Orchestra has been presenting the Young People’s Concerts free of charge to area 5th graders.
Posted on January 3, 2020
Hecate Energy’s proposed 100MW Santa Teresa solar project has been selected by El Paso Electric Company (EPE) as part of a 350MW solar and storage RFP process designed to add new clean resources to the EPE system. 
Posted on January 2, 2020
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in El Paso and Las Cruces on Tuesday morning.
Posted on December 16, 2020
El Paso chose a new leader in a former mayor Saturday, electing Oscar Leeser by a landslide. Incumbent Mayor Dee Margo conceded to Leeser soon after early voting numbers showed a deficit too massive to overcome.
Posted on December 12, 2020
CANUTILLO, Texas – The Canutillo Independent School District’s Board of Trustees has a new member. Tristan Hernandez was named to the board during a special meeting on Tuesday.
Posted on December 10, 2020
On this week’s edition of Built In The Borderland, Robert Holguin talks to El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego about whether or not El Paso will get its fair share of COVID19 vaccines.
Posted on December 6, 2020
El Paso Water customers would see their water and sewer rates increase for a sixth consecutive year in March if proposed 2% rate increases are approved.
Posted on December 2, 2020
As she prepares for her second term in Congress, the coronavirus and access to health insurance are top of mind for U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso. Escobar declared victory over Republican Irene Armendariz-Jackson in U.S. Congressional District 16 with 64.35% of the votes, according to unofficial election results. Armendariz-Jackson had 35.65% of the votes, numbers from the El Paso County Elections Department show.
Posted on November 6, 2020
Below are the unofficial El Paso County final results for the 2020 Primary Elections. These don’t include unopposed races. Voter turnout was at approximately 52%, a couple of percentage points higher than turnout in both 2016 and 2018.
Posted on November 4, 2020
Northeast city Rep. Sam Morgan has a second chance to try to retain his City Council seat even though his reelection campaign has been tainted by year-old domestic violence charges filed against him. Morgan -- with 32.1% of the final, still unofficial, vote tally -- will be in a runoff with Joe Molinar, 60, a retired police officer, who had 28.44% of the vote. Dorothy "Sissy" Byrd, 63, a community activist and insurance specialist for a home health care agency, had 23.24%. The other two challengers were far behind. In two other City Council races, West-Central city Rep. Alexsandra Annello also is headed to a runoff with Judy Gutierrez, a retired city worker; and East-Central city Rep. Cassandra Hernandez easily won another term. No date for the city runoffs has been set yet. But they likely will be held in December.
Posted on November 3, 2020
Democrat Iliana Holguin and her family celebrated her win in the El Paso County Commissioners Court Precinct 3 race Tuesday night with some barbecue sent by her neighbors. Holguin, a licensed Texas attorney and former executive director of Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, beat Randy French, who served almost 21 years in the U.S. Army as a military police.
Posted on November 3, 2020
Former Mayor Oscar Leeser took a strong lead Tuesday as El Paso voters went to the polls to decide who will lead the border city currently gripped in the COVID-19 crisis. Leeser had 42% of the vote, followed by incumbent Mayor Dee Margo with nearly 25% in unofficial final results. Leeser and Margo are headed to a runoff at a date to be determined next month because no candidate got more than 50% of the vote.
Posted on November 3, 2020
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered a two-week shutdown Thursday of nonessential businesses in this border area to help curb the record-breaking rise of COVID-19 cases that have overwhelmed hospitals. But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office swiftly challenged the judge's ability to issue the shutdown, setting up a potential legal battle, and El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said Samaniego never consulted him about that plan.
Posted on October 29, 2020
With just a couple of weeks left before El Pasoans decide who will lead El Paso for the next four years, the candidates debated the issues on ABC-7 Xtra Sunday edition with host Saul Saenz.
Posted on October 18, 2020
El Paso health officials announced an all-time high of 838 new COVID-19 cases Friday, topping the previous record of 717 new cases seen only the day before.
Posted on October 16, 2020
Members of LEP 42, along with community sponsors, raised $46,250 for the nonprofit organization Operation H.O.P.E in order to meet the El Paso community’s food needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted on September 23, 2020
You've probably noticed a lot of stories recently on KFOX14 focusing on how our hotter than usual summer weather has led to a spike in electricity use which has led to skyrocketing electric bills and sporadic power outages. That led me to wonder: Has the hot weather also led to a spike in water use?
Posted on August 20, 2020
Officials said the system that’s being installed at the hotel features HVAC-mounted ionizers that use proactive air purification technologies to deactivate airborne viruses safely.
Posted on August 19, 2020
Four El Paso City Council seats and the mayor's office are on the November ballot, and many political newcomers are looking to unseat the incumbents.
Posted on August 18, 2020
The Las Cruces Public Schools were expected to start school on Aug. 12 using a hybrid model. Which means students would attend school two days a week and learn from home the other three days.
Posted on July 15, 2020
A viewer turned to KFOX14 after his water was shut off during the pandemic.
Posted on July 8, 2020
The El Paso City Council is looking at passing a city budget $70 million less than the current budget due to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on July 6, 2020
Plans appear to be in the works for Amazon to put one of its giant distribution centers, known as customer fulfillment centers, on a large tract of vacant land in far East El Paso County.
Posted on June 16, 2020
Tuesday afternoon, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) Food Bank, in partnership with the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation, Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation, and MountainStar Sports Group Foundation, announced they had reached their matching grant goal of raising $1 million to support families grappling with food insecurity and the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Posted on June 16, 2020
Gov. Greg Abbott had given El Paso County and the Amarillo area — two of the state's biggest recent COVID-19 hot spots — a temporary reprieve from implementing Texas' next phase of reopening. That reprieve was set to last until last Friday, both areas were required to implement the newest phase of reopening that took effect in the rest of the state the previous week.
Posted on June 1, 2020
EL PASO, Texas -- Amid the deadliest day to date for El Paso during the coronavirus pandemic, with four new deaths in 24 hours, Mayor Dee Margo said the Borderland has not reached its' peak.
Posted on April 29, 2020
The El Paso City Council has decided not to suspend the Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center and Mexican American Cultural Center. 
Posted on April 28, 2020
El Paso City Council voted to cut pay and put over 400 employees on furloughs as the city expects a $60 million spending deficit in fiscal year 2021.
Posted on April 27, 2020
The last remaining patient hospitalized since the El Paso Walmart shooting has died, a hospital official said Sunday.
Posted on April 27, 2020
El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM posted an apology Saturday for comments made by news anchor, Patricia Maese.
Posted on April 26, 2020
Thursday morning, officials with the City of El Paso, in partnership with the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF) announced the creation of the COVID-19 Enhanced Regional Public Health Partnership.
Posted on April 23, 2020
LAS CRUCES - Home health care workers, a local pastor, and two pizza delivery workers were among the 347 essential employees tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus Sunday, at the New Mexico Department of Health office in Las Cruces. 
Posted on April 20, 2020
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday a gradual plan to reopen the U.S. and ease social distancing rules.
Posted on April 17, 2020
Border crossings between El Paso and Juárez continued to operate normally Friday morning despite an announcement by U.S. and Mexico officials that restrictions would soon be put in place.
Posted on March 20, 2020
El Paso Electric issues statement regarding Suspension of Service Disconnections ***Article is the same information/message that is on EPE's website "Message to Our Customers"*
Posted on March 16, 2020
El Paso health officials Friday night reported the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the area.
Posted on March 13, 2020
For the second year in a row, El Paso County farmers will get a full allotment of irrigation water from the Rio Grande, which is good news for the city as well.
Posted on March 8, 2020
The coronavirus could be at El Paso's border, with health officials in Mexico investigating two possible cases in Juárez.
Posted on March 3, 2020
Northeast city Rep. Sam Morgan's wife has asked the El Paso County District Attorney's Office to dismiss the felony and misdemeanor assault charges against him.
Posted on March 3, 2020
El Paso-based W. Silver Recycling plans to put a $7 million scrap-metal processing facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, near El Paso's Upper Valley.
Posted on February 19, 2020
If you believe this book, the Hunts were one of the architects of the plan to develop El Paso. The plan we’re suffering under now.
Posted on February 4, 2020
Thats the title of a new book and the topic of this week's ABC 7 Xtra with host Saul Saenz. The book is a collaborative project of the El Paso First Coalition,which include a series of essays written by local scholars, journalists and politicians who take a deeper look into the movers and shakers within the city.
Posted on January 19, 2020
El Paso Water customers will see their bills rise again in March after the El Paso Public Service Board unanimously approved a 5% increase in water and sewer rates for 2020 — the fifth consecutive rate increase.
Posted on January 8, 2020
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions.
Posted on July 2, 2020
LAS CRUCES - The Doña Ana County Commission approved a symbolic resolution calling on the state to reopen businesses deemed nonessential under public health guidelines meant to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on April 28, 2020
AUSTIN — The stay-at-home guidelines handed down by Gov. Greg Abbott nearly four weeks ago will be allowed to expire Thursday and many retail outlets that had been shuttered will be allowed to reopen with some limits, the governor announced Monday.
Posted on April 27, 2020
SANTA FE, New Mexico -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warned Wednesday that her public health orders will likely be expanded to May 15.
Posted on April 22, 2020
Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders, select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 are allowed to reopen using a "Retail-To-Go" model, certain restrictions on surgeries have been loosened, and schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. 
Posted on April 17, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state education and child care officials announced Friday.
Posted on March 27, 2020
Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, looks at a document while answering questions from constituents in a virtual town hall about the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. Robo calls to homes around the district encouraged over 1,200 people to join the call to discuss the government’s response to COVID-19. Escobar has closed her office to the public and moved all meetings to “no contact” to prevent spread of the virus. (Cedar Attanasio/Associated Press)
Posted on March 23, 2020
LAS CRUCES — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a state public health emergency Wednesday in response to New Mexico's first three presumptive confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Posted on March 11, 2020
LAS CRUCES - With its large campus sitting in an open area on the eastern side of Las Cruces toward the Dripping Springs natural area, Centennial High School gets a lot of sun exposure.
Posted on January 30, 2020
California will phase out the sale of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 in a bid to lead the U.S. in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the state's drivers to switch to electric cars.
Posted on September 30, 2020
Latoya Dandridge was laid off from her school cafeteria job in March during the coronavirus shutdown. Six months later, she is now anxiously waiting for the moment when her electricity will be shut off.
Posted on September 26, 2020
On Oct. 1, Texans who were previously protected by a state program blocking utility disconnections during the coronavirus pandemic could again be at risk of having their lights shut off because they can’t pay their bills. And some could be on the hook for some back payments.
Posted on August 27, 2020
Electricity and where it comes from is a very “hot” issue these days. As with so many political issues of the left, California has put itself on the very edge when it comes to following the green agenda. It should come as no surprise, given the State’s “deep blue” politics, that California has some of the most aggressive renewable energy goals in the United States. As has been widely reported in the media, Californians are experiencing electricity shortages due in part to a heat wave hitting the State.
Posted on August 26, 2020
Millions of Californians could lose power in coming days, the state’s grid operator warned Monday, as it continues to struggle with inadequate electricity supplies as many people have been forced indoors to ride out a crippling heat wave during the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on August 19, 2020
Albuquerque Journal readers may not be aware that PNM recently filed an application for a “rate adjustment mechanism,” or revenue decoupling, at the Public Regulation Commission – Case No. 20-00121-UT. I wrote to the PRC to concur with the motions to dismiss filed by New Energy Economy, the city of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority and Bernalillo County. PNM is asking the PRC to guarantee that PNM will recover all fixed costs from ratepayers regardless of how much energy is consumed. However, I do not see the benefit to ratepayers in insulating the utility from all business risk regardless of its performance.
Posted on August 18, 2020
The state’s largest city and county as well as a local advocacy group are asking regulators to throw out Public Service Company of New Mexico’s bid to recover its fixed service costs regardless of how much electricity is used by customers.
Posted on July 15, 2020
Private equity firms poured more than $372 million into Dallas-area companies in the first half of 2020 — a 71% drop from the same period a year ago, according to new data from the American Investment Council.
Posted on July 14, 2020
If there was ever a time to appreciate that electricity service is not a "luxury item," this is it. Large utilities across the nation and half of all states have taken steps to prevent power shutoffs for customers who fall behind on their bills during the coronavirus crisis. It's a recognition that energy is essential to every household's health and safety, as well as to broader community resilience.
Posted on April 30, 2020
AUSTIN — Even before the price of oil spiraled below zero on Monday, Cye Wagner was struggling to keep afloat the small energy exploration and production business her parents built from scratch 40 years ago.
Posted on April 26, 2020
Over the course of several weeks last summer, power cut out in neighborhoods stretching from Brooklyn to Queens — spoiling refrigerated food, snarling nearby subways and leaving anxious New Yorkers to toil in hot box apartments. For some, it was the last straw in a litany of perceived failings in Con Edison’s service — representative of the larger dysfunction plaguing major utilities critics say have caused headaches for decades. And it has since fueled a push for the state to take over the utility’s sprawling electric and gas system.
Posted on March 12, 2020
Mammoth coal plants and other fossil fuel facilities have functioned like a collective human heart for more than a century, working 24/7 to pump the constant flow of electrons needed to power up daily life.
Posted on March 3, 2020
The future of the city is smart and in some U.S. cities — like Columbus, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; San Antonio, Texas; and Spokane, Washington — the present is already one of increased connectivity and efficiency. They are powered by citizens who possess more information about their electric usage than ever before and aided by utilities that provide them streamlined data in their homes, on the road and around town.
Posted on February 20, 2020
Sunrise Movement, the youth campaign behind the Green New Deal, called 25,000 Iowans and persuaded 7,000 to sign pledges to vote for the candidate who advocated the most ambitious plan for rapidly lowering planet-heating emissions along with guaranteeing federal jobs to displaced workers. 
Posted on February 16, 2020
College Station City Council members unanimously approved a $6.8 million contract to implement “smart” electric meters for College Station Utilities customers.
Posted on February 11, 2020
The leadership of the IBEW, while attending its annual officers meeting this week, unanimously endorsed Vice President Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States.
Posted on February 5, 2020
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — A Spanish energy company has confirmed plans to build and operate an 80-megawatt solar panel plant near Juarez, Mexico.
Posted on January 23, 2020

2019

After months of denials, mega-bank JPMorgan Chase has finally admitted that the company seeking to purchase energy utility El Paso Electric can be classified as its affiliate, not an unrelated entity. The Infrastructure Investment Fund, or IIF, had numerous ties to JPMorgan that were not disclosed on its applications for the purchase with federal regulators.
Posted on December 31, 2019
For months, J.P. Morgan Chase officials tied to an investment fund planning to buy El Paso Electric have insisted the fund is not an affiliate of one of the world's largest banks. That's changed. Now, J.P. Morgan officials tied to the Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, have agreed the holding company, Sun Jupiter Holdings, set up by IIF to own El Paso Electric, can be treated as an affiliate of the bank when it comes to dealing with Texas utility regulations. For months, J.P. Morgan Chase officials tied to an investment fund planning to buy El Paso Electric have insisted the fund is not an affiliate of one of the world's largest banks. That's changed. Now, J.P. Morgan officials tied to the Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, have agreed the holding company, Sun Jupiter Holdings, set up by IIF to own El Paso Electric, can be treated as an affiliate of the bank when it comes to dealing with Texas utility regulations.
Posted on December 27, 2019
El Paso Electric plans to buy millions of dollars worth of power from two huge solar plants to be built in New Mexico and add an $141.2 million power generator to its Northeast El Paso gas-fired power plant in the next three years, company officials announced last week.
Posted on December 23, 2019
The sale of the region’s only electric utility is one step closer to completion after the El Paso City Council approved a tentative settlement agreement with regulators and stakeholders in the deal.
Posted on December 22, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — City officials said Tuesday that they have reached an agreement with The Infrastructure Investments Fund owned by JP Morgan regarding the $4.3 billion sale of El Paso Electric.
Posted on December 17, 2019
El Paso City Council Tuesday approved a settlement agreement on terms of the pending $4.3 billion El Paso Electric sale.
Posted on December 17, 2019
Broadcast news stories on: El Paso City Council to consider EPE Sale Settlement Agreement
Posted on December 17, 2019
Broadcast news stories on: El Paso City Council directs City Staff to pursue cost and timeline on EPE Municipalization
Posted on December 17, 2019
Broadcast news stories on: El Paso City Council Approve EPE Sale Settlement Agreement 
Posted on December 17, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso City Council has lit the path the $4.3 billion El Paso Electric (EPE) sale.
Posted on December 17, 2019
Broadcast News Stories on EPE Sale discussed at EP City Council Agenda Review - Dec. 16
Posted on December 16, 2019
As its proposed acquisition of El Paso Electric Co. goes before state and federal regulators, the ownership structure and holdings of Infrastructure Investments Fund, a J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.-advised investment vehicle, is coming under heavy scrutiny.
Posted on December 16, 2019
The city is running tight on time as deadlines loom to come to a final decision on the $4.3 billion sale of El Paso Electric to a private equity firm.
Posted on December 15, 2019
El Paso city officials struck out for now on their request to get another month to negotiate terms of the pending $4.3 billion sale of El Paso Electric to a J.P. Morgan Chase-advised investment fund.
Posted on December 13, 2019
Autoridades de la Ciudad de El Paso solicitaron más tiempo para negociar las cláusulas de la venta, que aún continúa pendiente, de la compañía de luz de El Paso.
Posted on December 12, 2019
The El Paso City Council will hear and discuss a presentation Tuesday on options the city has to buy the region’s only electric utility.
Posted on December 11, 2019
It likely would take millions of dollars and several years for the city to study the feasibility of acquiring El Paso Electric, according to a city official's analysis.
Posted on December 10, 2019
Dozens of community members made their voices heard at Tuesday's City Council meeting for more than two hours and demanded more research to be done when it comes to the City trying to take over a major utility.
Posted on December 10, 2019
Today, I want to talk about the proposed sale of El Paso Electric to the J.P. Morgan Chase-advised Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF. That sale could have a tremendous impact on our community, and I think we need to join the discussion about what that impact may be.  
Posted on December 3, 2019
Supporters of New Mexico State University came together to raise more than $3.6 million for scholarships and programs across the state during the university’s fifth annual Giving Tuesday event, led by the NMSU Foundation.
Posted on December 3, 2019
El Paso Electric helps sponsor the 2019 El Paso Thanksgiving Parade
Posted on November 27, 2019
More than a dozen members of an environmental group asked the City Council on Monday to stop the proposed sale of El Paso Electric.
Posted on November 25, 2019
El Paso Electric Sale to be discussed at El Paso City Council Executive Session: The sale of El Paso Electric was discussed by El Paso City Council on Monday, November 25, that garnered public comment. 
Posted on November 25, 2019
A state regulatory hearing on the proposed $4.3 billion sale of El Paso Electric has been postponed to Thursday because substantial progress has been made in negotiating a final deal.   
Posted on November 20, 2019
PUC of Texas postpones hearing on sale of El Paso Electric 
Posted on November 19, 2019
Power Outage in the Mission Valley of El Paso on 11.19.2019
Posted on November 19, 2019
The proposed, $4.3 billion sale of El Paso Electric to a J.P. Morgan Chase-advised investment fund has drawn additional opposition. The Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel, the state agency representing residential and small commercial electric consumers, concluded the sale as proposed is not in the public interest and should not be approved unless more conditions are added.
Posted on November 18, 2019
As our region’s business advocates, we cannot overstate El Paso Electric’s economic importance to our community. The proposed transaction with Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, helps safeguard El Paso Electric and ensure that it continues to meet our community’s growing needs.
Posted on November 17, 2019
On Thursday, the Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation hosted the 2019 Education Awards honoring eight leaders in education who are preparing students to be successful in the modern economy.
Posted on November 14, 2019
Will J.P. Morgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks, have ultimate control of El Paso Electric if the utility’s pending $4.3 billion sale to the Infrastructure Investments Fund goes through?
Posted on November 12, 2019
The proposed El Paso Electric sale to a J.P. Morgan Chase-advised investment fund is not in the public interest unless 80 conditions are made a requirement of the sale, a consultant for Texas regulators concluded.
Posted on November 6, 2019
Rounding up a group of students and busing them downtown for a field trip is no easy task, especially for districts on the outer edges of the county, which is why Fab Lab El Paso is bringing its makerspace to schools with the launch of its Mobile STEM Lab.
Posted on November 4, 2019
Downtown’s Fab Lab, a nonprofit makerspace, is launching its ‘Mobile STEM Lab’ thanks to the support of Microsoft, United Way of El Paso County, El Paso Community Foundation, and the Hunt Family Foundation.
Posted on November 4, 2019
Algernon D'Ammassa with the Las Cruces Sun-News brings us the latest in business. This week: News with the El Paso Electric sale, ransomware hits another school district, and updates on construction in area.
Posted on November 4, 2019
Fab Lab El Paso, a nonprofit makerspace located in Downtown, is launching its ‘Mobile STEM Lab’ with the support of Microsoft, United Way of El Paso County, El Paso Community Foundation, and the Hunt Family Foundation.
Posted on November 1, 2019
It’s a terrible feeling, to realize you forgot to mail a bill — especially when it’s due the next day and the company’s offices are across town! We’re all human, and these things happen. But now, El Paso Electric is making it easier than ever to pay your electric bill. The company recently launched a new website and bill payment app.
Posted on November 1, 2019
A J.P. Morgan Chase-tied investment fund is paying too much for El Paso Electric, and that puts the utility and its customers at risk of possible future financial problems, a consultant for El Paso concludes.
Posted on October 31, 2019
After more than a year of legal proceedings, the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals seems to have dropped the issue of whether to hold El Paso responsible for air pollution drifting into south-central New Mexico.
Posted on October 28, 2019
The El Paso City Council will once again consider approving an agreement with the Chicago-based Great Wolf Lodge in order to access newly approved incentives passed by the state of Texas.
Posted on October 27, 2019
El Paso experienced an outage yesterday evening that left almost 5,000 residents without power. The incident occurred at around 6.25 p.m. and impacted 4,931 customers in far east El Paso, Texas, according to ABC7 News. The outage was reported at Rich Beam Blvd. and Montwood.
Posted on October 25, 2019
At the end of last year, the power market began to lose steam. The credit market wasn’t as strong as it was at the start of the year and many people began speculating “doom and gloom” for the market. However, over the last few months, the power market has picked up and is beginning to show resiliency. As we explore below, there has also been a healthy amount of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, highlighting that investor confidence is returning, even if only slightly.
Posted on October 25, 2019
I thought the summer would never end this year in El Paso, Texas. I was wrong, of course, fall is here and those 100 plus days shouldn’t be returning until June. With the region’s most grid-challenging season over, I thought I’d reach out to our utility, El Paso Electric (EPE), to find out how we made it through without any blackouts and what the future holds in this ever hotter, ever more populated desert region.
Posted on October 25, 2019
El Paso Electric Board Chairman Charles Yamarone talks about what company executives, board members get from proposed company sale.
Posted on October 24, 2019
Tras la cantidad de accidentes vehiculares que se han reportado recientemente donde peatones han perdido la vida, las autoridades de El Paso lanzaron una campaña que busca prevenir alguna tragedia, sobre todo para las próximas fechas festivas.
Posted on October 18, 2019
When tragedy came to El Paso on Aug. 3, El Pasoans came together. That’s what we do. And that’s what we kept on doing. From car shows to telethons, El Pasoans just wanted to know how we could help those among us who had been directly impacted by an act of violence none of us could have imagined.
Posted on October 18, 2019
The Board of Directors of El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.385 per share. The dividend was declared on October 17, 2019 and is payable on December 27, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 13, 2019.
Posted on October 18, 2019
A young girl held a sign stating "Please keep us safe" at the launch of a pedestrian safety campaign Thursday morning amid a rash of deadly traffic accidents in El Paso.
Posted on October 18, 2019
The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District is partnering with the El Paso Police Department, the El Paso Electric Company, and the Socorro Independent School District for a pedestrian safety campaign launching ahead of Halloween and the end of daylight saving time.
Posted on October 18, 2019
The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District is partnering with the El Paso Police Department, the El Paso Electric Company, and the Socorro Independent School District for a pedestrian safety campaign launching ahead of Halloween and the end of daylight saving time.
Posted on October 18, 2019
Mega-bank JPMorgan Chase, years after being fined over $400 million for manipulating energy markets, is effectively purchasing an electric utility in El Paso, Texas, laundered through an allegedly independent investment fund. The “owners” of the fund appear to not be owners at all, but members of its board of directors, all of whom have ties to JPMorgan. And 48 executives of the investment fund are actually paid employees of JPMorgan, which is lending out their services.  
Posted on October 9, 2019
El Paso Electric Company has released a request for proposal for an advanced metering infrastructure. The notification of intent to bid is due Nov. 1, and a bidder will be selected by April 9, 2020. The RFP brings the utility one step closer to deploying “smart” meters to customers across the region, a big undertaking that would allow residents to track their electrical data in real-time and help the utility better manage energy use. Information: epelectric.com/company/request-for-proposals.
Posted on October 4, 2019
El Paso, Texas – El Paso Electric (EPE), through its Community Partner Program, presented a $15,000 grant at a check presentation ceremony today to the Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation to continue its advocacy of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education. This grant will help support local robotics teams in high schools throughout the borderplex region.
Posted on October 4, 2019
Scams targeting El Paso Electric customers are on the rise, targeting both residential and small commercial customers. KTDO Telemundo takes a closer look with one small business owner who just barely avoided falling victim to the scam. 
Posted on October 1, 2019
El Paso Electric works to restore power to 1,600 customers in Northeast El Paso as thunderstorm rages on. EPE crews were able to restore power to about 1,500 customers just minutes when the original number of impacted customers was up to 3,000. 
Posted on September 30, 2019
El Paso Electric Customers Set a New Peak Demand for Electricity
On Monday, August 26, 2019, El Paso Electric Company (EPE) (NYSE: EE) customers set a new peak demand of approximately 1,986 megawatts (MW), 2.9% or 57 MW higher than the peak established on June 26, 2017. This preliminary indication is still subject to final verification.
Posted on September 3, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — More electricity was needed this summer in El Paso than in 2017
Posted on August 30, 2019
¿Comida mexicana, alquiler gratis y la alegría de pasar tiempo bromeando con nuestros padres y hermanos? ¡Cómo no querer regresar a El Paso para el verano! Aunque somos estudiantes de la Universidad de Texas en Austin y de la Universidad de Texas en San Antonio, no hay nada mejor que estar en casa, y definitivamente ningún lugar como El Paso.
Posted on August 25, 2019
While some students spend their summer resting and relaxing, that’s far from the case at El Paso Electric. There, high school and college students from around the region and across the country are immersed in the company’s business as well as in the community, and the future has never looked brighter. 
Posted on August 23, 2019
An independent report on the upcoming sale of El Paso Electric to a private equity firm suggests that while the deal might be great for the company’s top executives, there’s limited benefit for ratepayers.
Posted on August 18, 2019
After three months of planning, organizing and executing their plan, El Paso Electric (EPE) interns were able to unveil the newly built STEAM Lab at the El Paso Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA). The unveiling on Wednesday, July 30, also included a donation of $2,000 to help maintain the Lab through the year.
Posted on July 31, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — Interns with El Paso Electric revealed the new STEAM Lab at the El Paso Armed Services YMCA on Tuesday.
Posted on July 30, 2019
As Wind Outpaces Coal as a Power Source in Texas, EPE Shares How Wind May Play a Role In The Southwest
Posted on July 28, 2019
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced Monday, July 1, that it has named Mary E. Kipp, former CEO of El Paso Electric in El Paso, Texas, as its company president.
Posted on July 25, 2019
While El Paso Electric (EPE) powers homes and businesses in the area with electricity, they’re also helping power young minds by contributing to the local Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation. Together, they’re working to pave a brighter future for the El Paso area by helping students thrive in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). 
Posted on July 24, 2019
City officials were surprised to find that commercial property valuations fell in reports released by the Central Appraisal District — reigniting concerns about continued tax burdens on residential property owners.
Posted on July 23, 2019
El Paso Electric officials spent more than two years looking at possibilities of selling the  117-year-old utility before approving a recent agreement to sell it to a J.P. Morgan Chase investment fund, recently filed documents show.
Posted on July 18, 2019
An El Paso businessman has commissioned an independent financial study examining the upcoming sale of El Paso Electric to a private equity firm as some in El Paso raise questions about the deal, including former Mayor Larry Francis.
Posted on July 14, 2019
Over the last decade, El Paso has seen an increase in the number of quality nonprofit programs and community partnerships – a remarkable growth in the not-for-profit world that helps to address some of our community’s most pressing needs.
Posted on July 7, 2019
El Paso Electric CEO Mary Kipp signs a solar panel during the groundbreaking ceremony for a 3-megawatt solar facility in Far East El Paso in 2016.
Posted on July 7, 2019
El Paso Electric’s long-serving president and CEO Mary Kipp is leaving the company, which is in the midst of a take-private transaction, to take a leadership role at an electric utility in Washington State.
Posted on July 2, 2019
El Paso Electric has named a new interim CEO of the company, less than a month after it was announced the company was being sold.
Posted on July 1, 2019
El Paso Electric Company President and CEO will leave the company to take a job as president of Puget Sound Energy in Washington state, according to a company news release.
Posted on July 1, 2019
El Paso Electric has named El Paso native Adrian Rodriguez interim CEO. An Eastwood High grad and the company's general counsel, Rodriguez's first order of business will be guiding the 118-year-old utility through its $4.3 billion sale to JPMorgan’s Infrastructure Investments Fund.
Posted on July 1, 2019
Team, After being part of the El Paso Electric family for 12 years, I am announcing to you that I am leaving the Company in the hands of a strong leadership team including Adrian Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, who will serve as interim CEO. I have accepted a position as president of Puget Sound Energy in Washington state.
Posted on July 1, 2019
El Paso Electric Company (EPE) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Adrian Rodriguez, EPE’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, as interim Chief Executive Officer.
Posted on July 1, 2019
El Paso Electric President and Chief Executive Officer Mary Kipp will leave the company Aug. 1 to take a job as president and eventual CEO of Puget Sound Energy in the Seattle area, company officials announced Monday.
Posted on July 1, 2019
Mary Kipp, a federal prosecutor turned Texas utility executive, will become the president at Puget Sound Energy next month — a leadership change that comes at a critical moment for the state’s largest energy utility.
Posted on July 1, 2019
Native El Pasoan Adrian Rodriguez Named Interim CEO of El Paso Electric
EL PASO, Texas - El Paso Electric Company (EPE) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Adrian Rodriguez, EPE’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, as interim Chief Executive Officer. The Board has also appointed Elaina Ball, EPE’s Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, as interim Chief Operating Officer. These appointments are effective beginning August 1, 2019 and follow Mary Kipp’s (EPE’s current CEO and President) decision to accept the position of President with Puget Sound Energy in Washington state. To ensure a smooth transition, Kipp will continue with EPE until August 1, 2019.
Posted on July 1, 2019
El Paso Electric is one step closer to deploying “smart” meters to customers across the region, a big undertaking that would allow residents to track their electrical data in real-time and help the utility better manage energy use.
Posted on June 30, 2019
El Paso Electric Customers in Texas to See Decrease on Bills Throughout Summer  Energy Saving Tips can also help cut down electricity costs
TEXAS – With the first day of Summer only a few hours away, long, hot and dry weather has already blanketed west Texas sending customers indoors where they can find refuge with cranked up ACs. Although higher electricity usage becomes the norm during Summer months, El Paso Electric (EPE) customers in Texas have already began to see a decrease on bills due to an interim fuel refund.
Posted on June 21, 2019
Over the past several weeks, El Paso Electric has spent a lot of money trying to convince us that its proposed sale to a New York investment firm is best for the El Paso community.  Many readers are not so sure this is true, so I thought I would share some of their concerns that are not being addressed in all of El Paso Electric's expensive advertising.   
Posted on June 19, 2019
ABC7 News talks about the peak in electricity usage around the corner with the start of summer days away. 
Posted on June 17, 2019
SCAM ALERT: El Paso Electric Sees Increase in Small Businesses Being Targeted by Scammers Better Business Bureau helps share scam awareness tips 
Posted on June 6, 2019
El Paso Electric Co.'s June 3 announcement that it would be acquired by a J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.-advised investment fund underscored a key trend in the utility sector for 2019 so far: There is not a lot of corporate M&A happening.
Posted on June 5, 2019
As the market digests an investment fund's $2.8 billion cash offer for El Paso Electric Co., some are emphasizing a cautious approach to the unique transaction.
Posted on June 4, 2019
Media Monitoring for June 3 + 4, 2019 EL PASO, Texas and NEW YORK, New York - June 3, 2019 – El Paso Electric Company (EPE) (NYSE: EE) and the Infrastructure Investments Fund, an investment vehicle advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. (IIF), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which IIF will purchase EPE for $68.25 in cash per share representing an enterprise value of approximately $4.3 billion.
Posted on June 3, 2019
While analysts were somewhat surprised by an investment firm's steep price to acquire Texas investor-owned utility El Paso Electric Co., the deal likely makes financial sense for both parties and may face little resistance from tough state regulators.
Posted on June 3, 2019
EPE was a focal point at one of Beto O’Rourke’s Townhalls in Bedford, New Hampshire on his presidential campaign trail. In response to an attendee’s question on how the next U.S. president will ensure electric utilities develop portfolios around renewable resources, O’Rourke mentions EPE as an example of how a utility is exploring utility-scale solar matched with battery storage. 
Posted on May 11, 2019
El Paso Police Department (EPPD) took to local media to help share additional scam awareness tips with the El Paso region, to include scam ploys impacting El Paso Electric and IRS customers/clients. 
Posted on May 3, 2019
You’re humming along to the music, cooking your favorite meal or hanging on the edge of your seat watching the gripping ending of your favorite TV show, when the lights flicker, the screen goes dark, and the house falls silent. It takes a minute, and then you realize… it’s a power outage.
Posted on May 1, 2019
From clipping coupons to seeking out sales and budgeting every dime, consumers put a lot of effort into trying to save money wherever they can. Far too often, however, there’s an untapped source of savings right under their own roof—their electric consumption.
Posted on May 1, 2019
TEXAS – El Paso Electric (EPE) customers who reside in Texas will see a decrease on their electric bills during the peak usage season of the summer as EPE files to issue a temporary fuel refund.
Posted on April 29, 2019
At the 2019 Community Partner Awards Reception, El Paso Electric donated $10,000 to the Texas Tech Foundation in support of programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Posted on April 24, 2019
For over a century, El Paso Electric Co. has proudly served far West Texas and Southern New Mexico as the energy provider to a continuously growing customer base. This is a responsibility that EPE does not take for granted, and we work to surpass our level of quality and service every year. 2018 highlighted the significant advances that will enable us to expand and improve our service options and prepare for the energy and sustainability future of our community.
Posted on April 21, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC — The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the results of recent officer elections for the nonprofit’s Board of Directors.
Posted on April 19, 2019
Project Vida has received a total of $135,333 in donations from various organizations for its Microenterprise Technical Assistance Program. 
Posted on April 18, 2019
As electric utilities increasingly embrace broad changes to the U.S. energy industry, they work to overcome cost concerns, skeptical environmentalists and regulatory hurdles.
Posted on April 16, 2019
El Paso ranks third in Texas for solar energy capacity, according to a new report from advocacy group Environment Texas.
Posted on April 15, 2019
For over a century, El Paso Electric Company has proudly served far West Texas and southern New Mexico as the energy provider to a continuously growing customer base. This is a responsibility that EPE does not take for granted, and we work to surpass our level of quality and service every year. 2018 highlighted the significant advances that will enable us to expand and improve our service options and prepare for the energy and sustainability future of our community.
Posted on April 14, 2019
Durante más de un siglo El Paso Electric Company (EPE) orgullosamente ha prestado servicios como proveedor de energía en el lejano oeste de Texas y el sur de Nuevo México a una creciente base de clientes.  Esta es una responsabilidad que EPE no toma ligeramente, y cada año trabajamos para superar nuestro nivel de calidad y servicio.  El año 2018 destacó los avances que nos permitirán expandir y mejorar nuestras opciones de servicio y prepararnos para el futuro energético y sostenible de nuestra comunidad.
Posted on April 14, 2019
El Paso, Texas – Community groups, organizations and nonprofits that serve El Paso’s most vulnerable all gathered today for El Paso Electric’s (EPE) 2019 Community Partner Program Award Reception. The award reception highlighted the services that each organization bring to our community on a daily basis. Over 70 organizations also received a donation from EPE’s long-running Community Partner Program that will financially aid their ability to continue their services, for a total award amount of $369,800.
Posted on April 11, 2019
El Paso Electric manages to restore power to large majority of customers in less than five minutes during powerful and gusty winds that swept through El Paso and Southern New Mexico. 
Posted on April 11, 2019
The Future Of Our Community Looking Bright
United Way of El Paso County awarded El Paso Electric (EPE) with the “2019 Moment-Maker: Employee and Corporate Giving Award” for the Utility’s efforts during the 2018 United Way Campaign Initiative.
Posted on April 10, 2019
El Paso County discusses during County Commissioners Court the possibility and feasibility of adding more street lighting. Final action was post-poned one week in order to work with El Paso Electric to determine which areas lighting can be placed. 
Posted on April 8, 2019
Remember your flip phone? For most of us, the thought of going back to one is unthinkable now that we know the power of smartphones. That’s kind of how it is when people switch from gasoline-fueled vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs).
Posted on April 3, 2019
El Paso Electric (EPE) continues to raise awareness around scam ploys that target both residential and business customers. Scams have gone from seasonal peaks to year-round attempts. This broadcast highlights three simple tips that customers should remember if they come across a scam attempt. 
Posted on April 1, 2019
EL PASO, Texas – On March 28, 2019, El Paso Electric Company (EPE) filed with the City of El Paso, other municipalities incorporated in its Texas service territory and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to implement a Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF) surcharge for its Texas customers.
Posted on March 29, 2019
El Paso Electric Distribution Crews replace an electrical pole in El Paso's Franklin Mountains along Scenic Drive as it was severely damaged during recent strong wind storms. This marks the first time in EPE's history that Distribution Crews used a helicopter to replace a distribution pole in this area. All disbribution poles in this range are original infrastructure that were installed by mule during the early 20th century. From several days to only 7 minutes, EPE was able to successfully restore the distribution pole that serves several regional media station towers, such as KFOX, Univision, KLOVE, KLAQ, KISS FM, and others. 
Posted on March 29, 2019
EL PASO, Texas - On March 28, 2019, El Paso Electric Company (EPE) filed with the City of El Paso, other municipalities incorporated in its Texas service territory and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to implement a Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF) surcharge for its Texas customers.
Posted on March 29, 2019
EL PASO, Texas – As part of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Montana Avenue Widening Project, El Paso Electric (EPE) will be placing new cables on structures along Montana Avenue requiring a complete closure between Lee Trevino and George Dieter Drives this Sunday, March 31 from 6:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Posted on March 28, 2019
El Paso Electric Launches
Wednesday, March 20 marked the first official day of Spring as many prepare for the transition from cold to warm days, hopeful for the chance of sunny days and colorful landscapes. To help EPE customers prepare for this transition, a new social media campaign entitled "Spring Safety + Savings 2019" has officially launched that will share useful safety and energy saving tips via Facebook and Twitter. Each week, throughout the season, one safety and one energy saving tip will be published, each using the "hashtags" #SpringSafety2019 and #SpringSavings2019 - respectively. 
Posted on March 20, 2019
From clipping coupons to seeking out sales and budgeting every dime, consumers put a lot of effort into trying to save money wherever they can. Far too often, however, there’s an untapped source of savings right under their own roof—their electric consumption.
Posted on March 13, 2019
La semana del 4 de marzo hasta el 10 de marzo es la semana nacional de concienciación sobre la protección al consumidor (National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)), una iniciativa introducida por la Comisión Federal de Comercio hace 21 años para juntar a las organizaciones comunitarias alrededor del país con el fin de proteger a los consumidores. Aunque un “cumpleaños” es motivo de celebración —y más aun cuando se cumplen 21 años— las razones que llevaron a la creación de dicho esfuerzo son suficiente para enfriar la emoción. 
Posted on March 10, 2019
March 4 through March 10 marks National Consumer Protection Week, an initiative launched by the Federal Trade Commission 21 years ago to bring together community organizations around the country to protect consumers. Although a “birthday” is a cause for celebration — a 21st birthday, at that — the reasons that have led to the creation of such an effort is enough to dampen the mood.
Posted on March 9, 2019
March 4 through March 10 marks National Consumer Protection Week, an initiative launched by the Federal Trade Commission 21 years ago to bring together community organizations around the country to protect consumers. Although a “birthday” is a cause for celebration — a 21st birthday, at that — the reasons that have led to the creation of such an effort is enough to dampen the mood.
Posted on March 8, 2019
The El Paso City Council, during their Agenda Review Meeting held Monday, March 4, voted to take 'no action' on an agenda item regarding El Paso Electric's Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) as related to the Company's Smart Metering Initiative. 
Posted on March 4, 2019
El Paso Utilities Band Together for National Consumer Protection Week
As part of an initiative to create year-round messaging on Scam Awareness, El Paso Electric utilized National Consumer Protection Week (March 4 - 10) to bring together El Paso Water and Texas Gas Services and share tips to avoid scams as well as knowing the signs of scams. This effort was done digitally via social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook). 
Posted on March 4, 2019
El Paso Electric has continued to see an increase in the number of scam calls over the last month with more than 150 reports.
Posted on March 4, 2019
EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric Company (EPE) continues to see an increase in the number of scam calls over the last month with over 150 reports. Scammers are masking calls to customers to make it appear as if it was originated by EPE as well as resembling the customer service phone number. Each scam reported involved an automated message directing customers to call back a “1-800” number to make an outstanding payment.
Posted on February 21, 2019
EL PASO – El Paso Water will celebrate National Engineers Week (February 17-23) by hosting a FREE Innovating our Future event for the whole family at the TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center on Saturday Feb. 23. Activities include a solar car race, water quality machine, electric car, 3-D interactive models and much more. Participants can also catch the inspiring film “Dream Big: Engineering Our World.” 
Posted on February 19, 2019
The week of Valentine’s Day is always an opportunity for EPE to educate and inform the public about Mylar balloons and how they can play a proactive role in avoiding power outages. Local media assisted with this effort in covering how Mylar balloons can cause outages if they come in contact with EPE infrastructure. 
Posted on February 14, 2019
El Paso, Texas — I mentioned in an earlier post how the city of El Paso says you should call its 311 helpline to request a street light replacement or repair, or if you'd like to see a new street light in your neighborhood.
Posted on February 8, 2019
New Mexico’s elected officials set a target of 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2045 in a bill introduced Thursday. The Energy Transition Act (SB 489), sponsored by Democratic Sens. Mimi Stewart and Jacob Candelaria and Rep. Nathan Small, adds to the Renewable Portfolio Standards already on the table. 
Posted on February 8, 2019
Big corporations forced into bankruptcy by liability lawsuits often take the offending product off the market and try to move on. That’s what happened with the Dalkon Shield birth control device, asbestos and silicone breast implants.
Posted on February 6, 2019
EL PASO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.36 per share. The dividend was declared on January 31, 2019 and is payable on March 29, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 15, 2019.
Posted on January 31, 2019
El Paso Electric Company (EPE) recently filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to implement a Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (TCRF) surcharge for its Texas customers.
Posted on January 29, 2019
KFOX14 News reports on EPE's announcement on new generation mix to meet energy needs anticipated for 2022-2023. 
Posted on January 29, 2019
EPE Thanks Community Partners from 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) thanked each organization and entity who partnered with the Company to help promote, enhance and propel our communities across West Texas and Southern New Mexico. Ads in both the El Paso Times and Las Cruces Sun News were placed to highlight each organization in both areas. 
Posted on January 25, 2019
El Paso Electric plans to add a $143 million power generator at its Northeast El Paso power plant, add more solar power to its energy portfolio, and add its first battery storage for solar power within the next four years.
Posted on January 21, 2019
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has named Mary Kipp deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors. 
Posted on January 17, 2019
EPE assists furloughed workers during government shutdown
EPE, along with other local utilities, are stepping in to assist furloughed workers during the federal government shutdown. 
Posted on January 16, 2019
El Paso Electric President, CEO named Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced the designation of the Chairs and Deputy Chairs of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks for 2019. Mary Kipp, President and Chief Executive Officer of El Paso Electric (EPE), is named Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Posted on January 9, 2019
As the partial government shutdown continues, it seems federal employees affected will not be paid Friday.
Posted on January 9, 2019
El Paso Electric Company (EPE) last week announced its generation mix for 2022-2023, which includes purchasing bids for natural gas, solar and battery storage.
Posted on January 4, 2019
El Paso Electric (EPE) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer High School Internship Program. 
Posted on January 2, 2019
LAS CRUCES - The city council approved an agreement to bring more solar energy generating facilities to Las Cruces in a move to further the city's transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
Posted on December 18, 2019
Special elections are a major challenge when it comes to representative government. History has shown that voter turnout is low during these types of elections, even though the impact on the overall eligible voter population is significant. Simply explained, this means a small group of voters will decide who is placed in these positions of power.
Posted on December 13, 2019
Voters overwhelming supported multimillion-dollar bond proposals for the city of El Paso and the Ysleta Independent School District. Unofficial final election results show 59% of voters were in favor of the city of El Paso’s $413 million Public Safety Bond.
Posted on November 8, 2019
Four political newcomers will compete in the District 6 special election to replace Claudia Ordaz Perez as the Mission Valley representative on the El Paso City Council. 
Posted on November 7, 2019
Estela Casas, El Paso's longest-serving broadcast journalist, is saying goodbye to TV news. Casas announced Wednesday she will be the executive director of the University Medical Center Foundation. Casas will finish 2019 at Channel 7-KVIA and will begin her new role in January.
Posted on November 6, 2019
Another large commercial development is planned for the Cielo Vista Mall area in East Central El Paso.
Posted on October 25, 2019
The company issues $1 million match challenge for El Paso Giving campaign, Nov. 7 – Nov. 14; Up to additional $500,000 to be awarded for volunteer activities from Nov. 15 – Dec. 31.
Posted on October 25, 2019
Mission Valley city Rep. Claudia Ordaz Perez says she is running for a seat in the Texas House of Representatives. 
Posted on October 24, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — An El Paso city representative was arrested by police.
Posted on October 4, 2019
El Paso, Texas — A KFOX14 viewer asked me where she should go to report a check scam. She said she filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and has the bank account number where she was asked to wire the money, but she complained it's hard to get something done about this kind of scheme.
Posted on October 4, 2019
East-Central city Rep. Cassandra Hernandez is allowed to run in a special election for her El Paso City Council seat, the city attorney said.
Posted on September 12, 2019
Bad news for El Paso County property owners. El Paso County Commissioners Court approved substantially raising the property tax rates for the county and for the El Paso County Hospital District on Monday. The county's tax rate will increase 9.2 percent from the current tax rate, and includes hefty pay raises for the county judge, the four county commissioners, and several other elected county officials.
Posted on September 9, 2019
Your city government is under attack from within. I have not announced my candidacy for any public office other than the position in which I currently serve. I never resigned from office and no formal action has been taken by the City Council. There is no vacancy on the City Council. There is no reason to call a special election. And yet you are being told otherwise. Why? Dirty politics, gamesmanship, political agendas, political convenience — take your pick. I am committed to fulfill my sworn duty as city representative until the end of my term because I was elected by the voters of District 3 to do so. Their support for my leadership on City Council has not wavered. 
Posted on August 30, 2019
We should all ask ourselves, if city Rep. Cassandra Hernandez was white, male and rich, would she be in this situation today? I understand she is a strong Latina who speaks her mind. Is that why the mayor is trying to forcibly remove her without knowing the facts? Why would she jeopardize her position to just resign? It doesn’t add up.
Posted on August 27, 2019
I recently voted with a supermajority of the City Council to overturn Mayor Dee Margo’s veto in an effort to ensure that El Pasoans keep their jobs and so that recreational centers opened in traditionally underserved communities have the resources they need to support my constituents. 
Posted on August 22, 2019
A City Council member who represents parts of east El Paso and the Lower Valley told KFOX14 she has not officially announced her run for mayor, despite a post published on her Facebook page Monday night.
Posted on August 21, 2019
Voters in the Ysleta Independent School District will head to the polls in November to decide whether to approve a $425 million bond proposal to fund new school construction, renovations and campus improvement projects.
Posted on August 20, 2019
Tracy Martinez, 30, overcome with her emotions placed her hand just below her cheek to wipe away the tear rolling down as she remembered the families impacted by a shooter at a Walmart in East El Paso.
Posted on August 16, 2019
The El Paso City Council could adopt a budget of just over $1 billion for the 2020 fiscal year and a 4 cent increase in the property tax rate. 
Posted on July 8, 2019
More than a third of the El Paso housing authority's employees may have to re-apply for their jobs or even find their positions eliminated by the end of the year.
Posted on June 12, 2019
Shares in various companies — including a realty trust focused on Downtown El Paso — appeared to be missing from Mayor Dee Margo’s personal financial statements filed with the state, and the Texas Ethics Commission says that oversight would be a violation of state law.
Posted on June 12, 2019
El Paso, TX - Better Business Bureau (BBB) Paso del Norte is launching its new BBB Awards for Excellence, intended to honor businesses, organizations and employees that strive to give their best.
Posted on May 17, 2019
El Paso billionaire Paul Foster's Downtown real estate holdings are about to dramatically increase. A Foster company has a pending contract to buy Downtown El Paso's two largest office buildings — the 18-story One San Jacinto Plaza building, formerly known as Chase Tower, and the 21-story Wells Fargo building, and both building's parking garages, from the Borderplex Realty Trust, the trust announced Thursday.
Posted on May 10, 2019
The City of El Paso has earned the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE), from the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF), which recognizes organizations for sustained performance excellence across seven key categories.
Posted on April 4, 2019
If the U.S.-Mexico border closes, as President Donald Trump has threatened, it would be less than a week before American manufacturers had to start laying off employees, says the head of an El Paso-based cross-border transportation and logistics company.
Posted on April 3, 2019
On Thursday afternoon, elected officials from the City of El Paso held a news conference  to announce that the National Civic League (NCL) has named the City of El Paso as a finalist for the 2019 All-America City Award.  
Posted on March 28, 2019
The El Paso County Republican Party will have a "Support Trump Rally" on Saturday countering Democrat Beto O'Rourke's campaign kickoff a block away Downtown.
Posted on March 27, 2019
SANTA FE - Democrat Tom Udall’s surprise announcement that he won’t seek a third term in the U.S. Senate in 2020 had potential successors Tuesday saying they were studying their chances, while some called for more diverse candidates to consider running.
Posted on March 26, 2019
eto O'Rourke, the El Pasoan running for president, is slowly releasing details about his upcoming El Paso rally. 
Posted on March 20, 2019
Hold on to your purses. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for southern New Mexico and far West Texas including El Paso for Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Posted on March 13, 2019
El Paso, TX — KFOX14 Investigates discovers El Paso streetcars ridership is on the decline.
Posted on March 13, 2019
Leeser filed to hire a campaign treasurer in pursuit of the mayor's seat with the city of El Paso clerk's office on Thursday afternoon, clearing the way to begin fund-raising.
Posted on March 7, 2019
The sale is now final for the 108-year-old Toltec Club Building, the last major piece of what had been El Paso businessman William "Billy" Abraham's extensive, longtime hold on Downtown's architectural gems.  
Posted on March 6, 2019
The UT System Board of Regents is expected to meet Friday to select the next president of the University of Texas at El Paso.
Posted on March 3, 2019
Though just 33 years old, inaugural El Paso Locomotive head coach Mike Lowry is no stranger to coaching this level of soccer.
Posted on March 1, 2019
President Donald Trump's campaign said Wednesday that he plans to have a rally in El Paso next week to expand on his State of the Union claim that border fencing made the city a safe place. 
Posted on February 8, 2019
AUSTIN — President Donald Trump used El Paso as an example of a safe city to bolster his argument that the United States needs to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border during the State of the Union on Tuesday. 
Posted on February 8, 2019
Local media covered the launch of the El Paso Electric Young People’s Concert series – coordinated by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra in which over 15,000 5th grade students have the opportunity to see live symphony concerts at the Abraham Chavez Theater in Downtown El Paso. Now in their 78th season, EPE has been a long-time sponsor of this community effort.
Posted on January 30, 2019
City leaders may have a tough time getting state officials to approve their plan to get up to $40 million in state hotel and sales tax rebates to help Great Wolf Resorts pay for its proposed $150 million-plus hotel, convention center, and indoor water park resort complex in West El Paso.
Posted on January 18, 2019
El Paso entities, like El Paso Electric, work together to ensure the community is prepared for below-freezing temperatures and inclement weather, like isolated snow storms this winter. 
Posted on January 2, 2019
Former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke of the importance immigration plays with trade while condemning harsh rhetoric against immigrants Thursday in El Paso. 
Posted on November 7, 2019
Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke announced Friday afternoon that he's ending his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
Posted on November 1, 2019
National and Regional Clips
Posted on October 25, 2019
Several states across the United States have either implemented or are looking into implementing legislation that would make it illegal to release balloons outdoors due to the damage and pollution it can cause. Similar legislation in Texas is being considered as well. 
Posted on April 29, 2019
Beto O'Rourke, who was a little known Congressman from El Paso when Trump was elected, officially entered the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, ending months of speculation that began after the Democrat narrowly lost a Senate seat in reliably red Texas.
Posted on March 14, 2019
LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State University will host the first New Mexico Young Achievers Forum Feb. 11 at Corbett Center Student Union.
Posted on February 3, 2019
AUSTIN — Democrat Art Fierro will be the next representative from House District 79 in El Paso after winning Tuesday's special election.
Posted on February 1, 2019
AUSTIN — State Rep. Joe Moody, an early supporter of Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, this week became the first El Paso lawmaker to be named speaker pro tempore in Texas. 
Posted on January 23, 2019
In a news confernce in Healdsburg, Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom touted the state's efforts in wildfire repsonse planning and capital expenditures on firefighting aircraft.
Posted on October 25, 2019
(CNN) Wind power has surpassed coal for the first time in Texas, according to a new report.
Posted on July 25, 2019
The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously overturned a state regulator’s order from 2016 that would have allowed a $61 million rate increase for Public Service Company of New Mexico.
Posted on May 16, 2019
Public Service Company of New Mexico plans to buy a 165-mile transmission line that will carry electrical power from a wind farm near Corona in Central New Mexico to two PNM substations near Interstate 40.
Posted on May 3, 2019
In March, New Mexico lawmakers approved two clean energy bills that will be a boon for the state’s overall economy and for individual businesses both large and small. The governor has signed them.
Posted on April 8, 2019
LAS CRUCES - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., talked to New Mexico State University students and local leaders during a Wednesday visit to Las Cruces.
Posted on March 22, 2019
Enel Green Power North America, Inc. last month kicked off construction of what will be the largest solar farm in Texas.
Posted on March 17, 2019
SANTA FE - The bill aiming to make New Mexico's electricity generation 100 percent carbon-free by 2045 made it through the Senate Conservation Committee on a 5-3 "do-pass" recommendation vote Saturday afternoon after senators voted to adopt several amendments.
Posted on February 24, 2019
Duke Energy Corp. agreed to pay a record $10 million fine from regulators to settle 127 violations of security standards meant to protect the electric grid from catastrophic outages, according to multiple industry sources.
Posted on February 8, 2019
According to data from the state Public Regulation Commission, which signs off on companies’ renewable plans, all three utilities will come up anywhere between four and eight percentage points short of the oft-publicized milestone.
Posted on January 22, 2019

2018

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - UPDATE: Power was restored to customers at about 8:50 a.m. The cause of the outage is still under investigation.
Posted on December 28, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer High School Internship Program. The paid internship opportunity, in its seventh year, is open to all high school juniors in EPE’s service area (Van Horn, TX to Hatch, NM). The application deadline is February 3, 2019.
Posted on December 27, 2018
El Paso Electric Company (the “Company” or “EPE”) (NYSE:EE) today announced the selection of resource additions needed by the 2022-2023 summer peak season. The generation mix includes utility scale solar, battery storage, and natural gas.
Posted on December 26, 2018
El Paso Electric to Perform Transmission Work Along Gateway Boulevard East
El Paso, Texas – As part of an infrastructure upgrade project to increase grid capacity and reliability, El Paso Electric (EPE) crews will continue work on transmission lines adjacent to I-10 along Gateway Boulevard East between Corral Dr. and Diesel Dr. from Tuesday, December 18 to Thursday, December 20 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day.
Posted on December 17, 2018
As we see scam calls on the rise, EPE is warning customers to be careful with their information. 
Posted on November 30, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) today joins the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in marking the milestone of one million electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. roads. As cities and communities seek smart, sustainable mobility solutions, electric transportation is a critical component – including EVs, public transit, and charging infrastructure. Electric transportation meets customer needs, provides environmental benefits, and supports America’s energy security.
Posted on November 30, 2018
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Cookies, Cocoa and Holiday Cheer celebration gets the holiday season underway for the fourth consecutive year.
Posted on November 30, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) hosts the first ever ‘Electricity 101’ Academic Partnering Workshop bringing together local educational institutions to get an inside look at power generation, distribution and transmission. The ‘Electricity 101’ academic workshop aims to better prepare educators to help develop local, prospective applicants for jobs available at EPE.
Posted on November 30, 2018
EL PASO, TEXAS – WinterFest, presented by The Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, joins forces with El Paso Electric (EPE) to celebrate the season of giving with the “No Coal for Christmas” Toy Drive benefitting the Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home.
Posted on November 29, 2018
California has been burning for weeks. Northern New Mexico remains in exceptional drought conditions. Seas are on average 9 inches higher. Heat waves are far more intense than just a few decades ago. And a federal report released Friday on the effects of climate change is raising the sense of urgency and alarm for mitigating extreme weather disasters.
Posted on November 28, 2018
‘Break the Ice’ party kicks off WinterFest 2018 in Downtown El Paso
Kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of El Paso got to be the first to try the ice at the seasonal ice rink Friday at Downtown's Art Festival Plaza during a "Break the Ice" kickoff event for WinterFest 2018. Speakers from Destination El Paso, the city and sponsors such as The Hospitals of Providence, El Paso Electric and Texas Gas Service celebrated the opening of the event at a news conference.
Posted on November 17, 2018
It’s a tradition of more than 80 years in El Paso – the annual Sun Bowl parade on Thanksgiving Day. And for hundreds of volunteers who work to put it together, it’s a family affair. Volunteers with the Sun Bowl Association build four of the 18 floats for the parade. They make part of the nearly 100 entries.
Posted on November 16, 2018
You can start your Thanksgiving day off with the sights and sounds of the 82nd Annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade.
Posted on November 15, 2018
El Paso, Texas – For the second year, El Paso Electric (EPE) teams up with El Paso Water and Texas Gas Service to raise awareness and educate customers on scams through the third annual Utility Scam Awareness Week initiative. Initiated by the Utilities United Against Scams, or UUAS, the week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focuses on educating customers of the tactics scammers use to steal their money.
Posted on November 14, 2018
LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission on Wednesday voted to kill an El Paso Electric proposal to build a community solar project in Doña Ana County.
Posted on November 2, 2018
Beginning November 1, Texas customers will see a reduction in their bills due to a change in the fuel factor charge.
Posted on November 2, 2018
Record electric consumption during a very hot summer and continued customer growth helped boost El Paso Electric's third-quarter profit to $73.3 million, company officials reported Thursday.
Posted on November 2, 2018
El Paso Electric, TxDOT and the El Paso Police Department partner to launch a pedestrian safety campaign.
Posted on November 2, 2018
Breast Cancer Awareness Broadcast
Posted on October 26, 2018
EPE Quickly and Safely Restores Power in El Paso's Mission Valley Area Broadcast
Posted on October 26, 2018
The U.S. Air Force, alongside El Paso Electric (EPE), officially celebrate the completion and commercial operation of the Holloman Atlas Solar Array. 
Posted on October 26, 2018
EPE President and CEO Mary Kipp authors an editorial in the October 21 issue of the El Paso Inc encouraging others to join the utility in supporting the annual "El Paso Giving Day." 
Posted on October 26, 2018
The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District is partnering with the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Electric Company for a pedestrian safety campaign launching ahead of Halloween. 
Posted on October 26, 2018
YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Posted on October 19, 2018
The U.S. Air Force, alongside El Paso Electric (EPE), officially celebrate the completion and commercial operation of the Holloman Atlas Solar Array at a ribbon cutting ceremony today. The EPE-owned and operated solar facility, its first built to serve a U.S. military installation, spans 42-acres and is dedicated to serve the Holloman Air Force Base electric load in Otero County, New Mexico.
Posted on October 19, 2018
Univision: Breast Cancer Awareness
Posted on October 19, 2018
New Mexicans have a special reason to celebrate this year’s National Energy Efficiency Week, a time to recognize all the advantages that efficiency offers including lower energy bills, improved comfort at home and work, protecting the environment and fighting climate change. Efficiency also helps our state remain the enchanting place it is to live and to work by conserving our precious water and by creating jobs.
Posted on October 12, 2018
A partir de este lunes, 1 de octubre, los residentes de El Paso pagarán alrededor de un dólar más por cada 100 por su consumo de luz, como parte de un aumento pactado con antelación.
Posted on October 5, 2018
In an El Paso City Council work session, the City and EPE talk about Smart Communities. 
Posted on September 21, 2018
The company stated in a news release the office, 1201 S. Solano Drive, will close after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21,
Posted on September 20, 2018
Mary Kipp, President and CEO of El Paso Electric issues a statement regarding El Paso Electric’s motion to withdraw its voluntary New Mexico Community Solar filing from New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission:
Posted on September 14, 2018
LAS CRUCES - The Las Cruces district of the federal Bureau of Land Management District announced on Tuesday that it has approved a project by El Paso Electric to upgrade and improve energy transmission in an area east of Interstate 25.
Posted on September 3, 2018
El Paso Electric partners with beekeepers to relocate bee hives that may be found in electrical equipment. 
Posted on August 31, 2018
EPE crews completed their work across the I-10 utility bridge ahead of schedule.
Posted on August 24, 2018
EPE has seen an increased number of reported phone scams, so we ask customers to be weary of suspicials calls.
Posted on August 24, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) ha reportado un aumento en llamadas relacionadas a estafas durante el mes que involucran una amenaza de desconexión de servicios eléctricos en caso de no realizar un pago inmediato.
Posted on August 22, 2018
EPE crews along with the El Paso Fire Department helped to rescue a cat stuck on a utility pole.
Posted on August 17, 2018
The state Public Regulation Commission is considering wiping out fees that Eastern New Mexico’s primary electrical power provider charges owners of rooftop solar energy systems.
Posted on August 16, 2018
One state public regulation commissioner has recused herself but another has declined to do so in a case involving a solar company that was a major campaign contributor to the commissioners’ re-election campaigns.
Posted on August 15, 2018
Ernesto Zedillo, a former Mexican president who is now a scholar at Yale University, will headline this year’s U.S.-Mexico Border Summit.  
Posted on August 15, 2018
The City Council rejected a utility sales tax on natural gas and electricity that would have been imposed on residential ratepayers after Mayor Dee Margo threatened to veto it Tuesday.
Posted on August 14, 2018
Thank Stephanie Lopez the next time you turn on a light switch or enjoy the comfort of your central air on a hot summer day. As a chemical engineer for El Paso Electric, she is helping to make sure that safe, reliable electricity isn’t something you have to think about.
Posted on August 13, 2018
The City of El Paso is considering implementing a utility sales tax for gas and electric bills for this budget session. 
Posted on August 10, 2018
The Summer College and High School Internship Class of 2018 completed their Corporate Social Responsibility Project by revamping Aliviane, a treatment rehabilitation center for Women and Children.
Posted on August 3, 2018
El Paso Electric releases its first ever Corporate Sustainability Report.
Posted on August 3, 2018
The semitrailer crash that damaged a concrete utility bridge above the highway above Interstate 10 requires additional electrical work to prepare for repairs.
Posted on August 3, 2018
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — The city of El Paso is proposing a utility tax bill that could raise your electric and gas bill.
Posted on July 31, 2018
Scammers often target utility customers, and they are constantly evolving their phone, in-person, and online tactics. They often pose as El Paso Electric Company employees, and threaten customers by telling them that services would be disconnected or shut off if they fail to make an immediate payment – typically using a prepaid card or other non-traceable form of payment.
Posted on July 27, 2018
Interstate 10 West was set to be closed Wednesday night in Downtown El Paso due to safety concerns after a utility bridge was damaged in last week's fiery semitruck crash.
Posted on July 27, 2018
Call it a light-bulb moment, when you realize that a simple change can not only save money — it can also help the environment. That’s the motivation behind an El Paso Electric program called Texas SCORE, which helps schools and local governments achieve their energy-efficiency goals.
Posted on July 27, 2018
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has appointed Mary Kipp, president and CEO of El Paso Electric, to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Posted on July 27, 2018
The Just Ask John segment in the KFOX morning news features a story about the credit to customers following the recent tax bill change.
Posted on July 27, 2018
Work on the damaged utility bridge over I-10 continues as El Paso Electric crews work to reroute electric service in the area.
Posted on July 27, 2018
As we enter higher temperatures in late July, EPE has energy conservation tips to share with our customers. 
Posted on July 27, 2018
Beams on an overpass bridge of Interstate 10 that were damaged in a fiery crash of a semitrailer have broken apart and landed on the highway, TxDOT officials said.
Posted on July 20, 2018
As El Pasoans start to enjoy the summer season, 21 local interns will be getting ready for the project of a lifetime. Every summer, El Paso Electric (EPE) selects college and high school students to participate in a 12-week internship program that helps them gain valuable job experience while giving back to the community. Apart from working closely with different departments across EPE, students develop a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, in which they plan and execute a project that aims to benefit the El Paso area.
Posted on July 20, 2018
A  semitrailer crash Thursday afternoon will close Interstate 10 in both directions in Downtown El Paso for at least 24 hours, due to damage to a concrete utility bridge above the highway.
Posted on July 20, 2018
As El Pasoans start to enjoy the summer season, 21 local interns will be getting ready for the project of a lifetime. Every summer, El Paso Electric (EPE) selects college and high school students to participate in a 12-week internship program that helps them gain valuable job experience while giving back to the community. Apart from working closely with different departments across EPE, students develop a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, in which they plan and execute a project that aims to benefit the El Paso area.
Posted on July 12, 2018
EL PASO - El Paso Electric is celebrating National Lineworker Appreciation Day on July, 10, 2018, in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 960. 
Posted on July 9, 2018
Mary Kipp, El Paso Electric chief executive officer, has been elected to the board of directors of Landis+Gyr, a Switzerland-based company that sells integrated energy management solutions for the utility industry.
Posted on July 9, 2018
LAS CRUCES - It is the longstanding partnerships with industry professionals that keep New Mexico State University at the helm of producing some of the workforce’s most employable talent.
Posted on July 7, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) is always looking for opportunities to positively contribute to our natural resources and to exercise the ability it has to exhibit good environmental stewardship. One way EPE accomplishes this is by being proactive when it comes to EPE employees and customers occasionally report beehives in transformers, underground vaults, and wooden distribution poles.
Posted on July 6, 2018
Cham, Switzerland – June 28, 2018 – At today’s Annual General Meeting of Landis+Gyr Group AG (LAND.SW) all proposals submitted by the Board of Directors were approved. 286 shareholders (including proxies) attended the meeting, representing 16,876,227 registered shares and 57.2% of the issued share capital, respectively.
Posted on June 29, 2018
The 2018 Summer College and High School interns announce their Corporate Social Responsibility Project, to raise funds to refurbish Aliviane, Inc., a local nonprofit that provides medical services to recovery patients. 
Posted on June 29, 2018
Las Cruces police remind residents to use caution when answering the doorbell after a man reportedly tried to pass himself off as an employee of El Paso Electric.
Posted on June 29, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) takes great care to limit adverse impacts to our region’s avian species. EPE employees are trained to identify and safely address bird encounters with our infrastructure. We frequently work closely with a variety of agencies to ensure appropriate precautions are taken. One example is the Gila Wildlife Rescue, based in Silver City, New Mexico.
Posted on June 22, 2018
Community snapshot: On June 15, Democrats and Republicans in the New Mexico House of Representatives visited various El Paso Electric facilities on their first stop of the Santa Teresa Area Jobs Listening Tour. 
Posted on June 22, 2018
EL PASO, Texas - A scam claiming to be from the El Paso Electric Company is targeting businesses in El Paso.
Posted on June 22, 2018
In preparation for the upcoming summer season, seven local area interns will be getting ready for the project of a lifetime. Every summer, El Paso Electric (EPE) selects seven college students to participate in a 12-week-long internship program that helps them gain valuable job experience while giving back to the community. Through this program, interns will work closely with EPE employees and local high school interns to develop and implement a project that will benefit the region.
Posted on June 15, 2018
A plan to renovate the 108-year-old Roberts-Banner Building in downtown El Paso has died.
Posted on June 13, 2018
If you’re thinking about updating your kitchen, then it’s time to start shopping for new, efficient appliances that’ll save you money in the long run. But what do you do with your old refrigerator? Your first thought might be to haul it to the curb and hope somebody will scoop it up before the waste truck comes on trash collection day.
Posted on June 8, 2018
Your City in 5- June 7, 2018
Posted on June 8, 2018
Officials with Bassett Place announced that the 52nd Annual Safety Town will return beginning Monday, June 11, 2018.
Posted on June 5, 2018
El Paso Electric informó que el crecimiento de la ciudad ha impactado directamente en la demanda de energía.
Posted on June 4, 2018
EPE talks about safety during power outages, and energy conservation for the hot summer weather. 
Posted on June 1, 2018
EPE will be conducting transmission work over I-10 on Sunday, June 3, 2018. 
Posted on June 1, 2018
LAS CRUCES - Steve Fischmann has been a vocal opponent of the Public Regulation Commission for some time. And so, it is not surprising that his race against PRC Chairman Sandy Jones is one of the most contentious in this year’s Democratic primary.
Posted on May 30, 2018
State Public Regulation Commissioners Sandy Jones and Lynda Lovejoy should remove themselves from a case involving an Albuquerque solar energy company because of an “obvious appearance of impropriety,” an attorney for a renewable energy group said in a document filed Wednesday with the PRC.
Posted on May 24, 2018
The El Paso Electric (EPE) Community Solar Program was the first of its kind in Texas. The voluntary program is an alternative to customer-owned rooftop solar and provides customers with the opportunity to subscribe to solar generation from a three megawatt (MW) solar facility in Far East El Paso. The three MW facility is providing locally generated renewable energy.
Posted on May 21, 2018
LAS CRUCES - A proposal by El Paso Electric to create a new Community Solar Program for New Mexico residents was sent to a hearing officer Wednesday by the Public Regulation Commission.
Posted on May 20, 2018
The gap between electricity prices in regulated and deregulated markets in Texas is the smallest it's been since deregulation went into effect more than 16 years ago.
Posted on May 18, 2018
EL PASO, Texas - As part of an infrastructure upgrade project to increase grid security and reliability, El Paso Electric (EPE) crews will begin work on transmission lines over the I-110/ US Highway 54, lanes above Durazno St. on Sunday, May 20, from approximately 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Traffic control measures will begin at 4:00 a.m.
Posted on May 18, 2018
Summer officially starts June 21, but the heat in the Borderland certainly makes it feel like summer has already begun.
Posted on May 17, 2018
TX Appliance Recycling Program - Live Interview
Posted on May 17, 2018
El Paso, Texas (KTSM) - Project Vida celebrated raising over $160,000 for their Micro Enterprise Technical Assistance program. 
Posted on May 16, 2018
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - An effort to help some of the Borderland's youngest victims of abuse got a jolt from the people of El Paso Electric.
Posted on May 16, 2018
El Paso Electric is currently anticipating a $1.3 billion investment for the next five years to meet the city's growing demands.
Posted on May 16, 2018
El Paso Electric spokesperson Eddie Gutierrez says El Paso is growing at a rate that will require people to pay more on their utility bill.
Posted on May 16, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) is committed to being a good corporate citizen and to supporting charitable organizations that help make a difference in our communities. In 2018, EPE made a donation of $5,000 to the “Helping Hands Scholarship Program,” by Candlelighters, a non-profit agency that serves families battling childhood cancer.  The Program provides scholarships to cancer survivors under 21 years of age who are pursuing a two or four year degree at an accredited college or university.  
Posted on May 15, 2018
LAS CRUCES - A proposal by El Paso Electric to create a new Community Solar Program for New Mexico residents was sent to a hearing officer Wednesday by the Public Regulation Commission.
Posted on May 12, 2018
The summer peak is coming, so EPE encourages customers to start saving energy.
Posted on May 11, 2018
EPE will be doing some electrical work for a TxDOT project in Far East El Paso.
Posted on May 11, 2018
As the summer approaches, use EPE's Outage Notification App to report any possible outages.
Posted on May 11, 2018
An application by El Paso Electric to build a 2-megawatt solar farm in Doña Ana County will go to a hearing examiner for further scrutiny, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission decided Wednesday.
Posted on May 10, 2018
Newswise — Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), today announced that two executives with proven track records in organizational leadership, financial services management, technology, and business innovation have been appointed to NYIT’s Board of Trustees: Catherine A. Allen, chairman and CEO of The Santa Fe Group, a strategic consulting company specializing in cybersecurity, risk management and emerging technologies.  Henry Iervolino, J.D., (B.S. ’82), president and CEO of Triton Capital Management, LLC, the investment management firm he founded.
Posted on May 8, 2018
Mary Powell turned down a top job at Vermont utility Green Mountain Power Corp. three times. She said she didn’t think she had the right qualifications and wasn’t interested in working in a corporate environment
Posted on May 7, 2018
El Paso Electric lost $7 million in the first quarter of the year, the company reported Thursday.
Posted on May 4, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE), has been working for several years in order to grow with our community, and continue providing reliable, safe, and cost-effective service.
Posted on May 4, 2018
Microsoft has revealed the four El Paso schools it will partner with to develop advanced computer science programs.
Posted on May 2, 2018
Water is one of the most important components for power generation.
Posted on May 2, 2018
Los estudiantes de El Paso en cuatro escuelas del área tendrán la oportunidad de aprender a programar este otoño, gracias a una nueva asociación anunciada el lunes con Microsoft.
Posted on May 1, 2018
LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission on Wednesday, April 25 finalized an El Paso Electric Co. plan that will lead to slight discounts on customer bills, starting May 1. 
Posted on April 27, 2018
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission approves electric bill credits for customers due to the change in the federal tax rate. 
Posted on April 27, 2018
EPE files a Community Solar Program in New Mexico with low-income customer option. 
Posted on April 27, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) filed recently with the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission (NMPRC) for approval of a new Community Solar Program in New Mexico.
Posted on April 27, 2018
El Paso Electric is seeking approval from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for a new Community Solar Program that would allow customers to receive energy from a new 2 megawatt solar facility to be constructed near the intersection of interstates 10 and 25.
Posted on April 26, 2018
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the results of recent officer elections for the educational nonprofit’s board of directors.
Posted on April 26, 2018
El Paso Electric held their second annual Lineman Rodeo Saturday with dozens of electrical workers showing off their skills in competition.
Posted on April 21, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy have awarded El Paso Electric a 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year award.
Posted on April 20, 2018
El Paso Electric files to reduce Texas fuel factor by 29%, reduction could decrease residential bills by $4.89 per month this summer.
Posted on April 17, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its efforts in kilowatt-hours (kWh) savings and increased education about energy efficiency. EPE’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.  Here is a statement provided by EPE:
Posted on April 13, 2018
El Paso Electric (EPE) is always looking for opportunities to positively contribute to our natural resources and to exercise the ability it has to exhibit good environmental stewardship. One way EPE accomplishes this is by being proactive when it comes to EPE employees and customers occasionally report beehives in transformers, underground vaults, and wooden distribution poles.
Posted on April 10, 2018
KTSM: EPE's Basketball Tournament Benefiting the Child Crisis Center
Posted on April 9, 2018
LAS CRUCES - El Paso Electric customers across Doña Ana County will see slight discounts in their 2018 bills, beginning in May.
Posted on April 6, 2018
LAS CRUCES - A bobcat came into contact with power lines on the East Mesa on Thursday, killing the cat and dimming the lights for one nearby resident.
Posted on April 6, 2018
Women play a critical role in the Texas workforce because they make up half of the state's 12 million workers, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said at a news conference Wednesday at El Paso City Hall.
Posted on April 5, 2018
El Paso Electric’s Clay Doyle returns to The Bridge board. The Bridge of Southern New Mexico has secured all 23 of its cross-sector board members with the addition of Robert Clay Doyle, vice president of transmission and distribution for El Paso Electric.
Posted on April 5, 2018
LAS CRUCES - A performance by a Las Cruces choir served as a prelude Wednesday to Mayor Ken Miyagishima's 2018 state of the city address, in which he highlighted a new customer-oriented approach and an emphasis on quality of life.
Posted on March 28, 2018
LAS CRUCES - The Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District released the Talavera Substation and Distribution Project Draft Environmental Assessment on Monday, starting a public comment period that will run until April 30.  
Posted on March 27, 2018
The price that El Paso Electric must pay the city for use of its streets is going up by more than $5 million – to a grand total of $27 million.
Posted on March 26, 2018
On March 20, 2018, El Paso Electric (EPE) filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) a request to expand its Texas Community Solar program to include additional solar energy to serve more customers and reduce the monthly capacity charge for all program participants. EPE is requesting approval of this expansion by May 1, 2018.
Posted on March 23, 2018
El Paso Electric ratepayers will see a smaller than expected rebate since the city opted to increase a fee that will give its economic development department about $6 million to draw and retain businesses.
Posted on March 22, 2018
Solar rate to go down if Commission gives OK
Posted on March 22, 2018
El Paso Electric is expanding its community solar program, which allows customers to subsidize a solar farm owned by the utility and get credits towards their electricity bill.
Posted on March 22, 2018
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Those savings we were all expecting to see in our upcoming electric bills could end up being a little less than we thought. 
Posted on March 14, 2018
A man in far east El Paso said the solar panel company he has a contract with hasn't fulfilled its promises.
Posted on March 9, 2018
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.
Posted on March 8, 2018
Glass ceilings are breaking all over the country as women fight to rise to positions of leadership in these times of #MeToo and powerful male leaders are being accused of sexual harassment and assault.
Posted on March 5, 2018
El Paso Electric has made it official: It wants to return $27 million to El Paso area customers in the next 12 months due to lower federal corporate tax rates that took effect in January.
Posted on March 5, 2018
El Paso Electric Files Request to Provide a Credit to TX Customers
Posted on March 2, 2018
El Paso Electric's Texas residential customers will get an average $3 to $4 per month refund on their electric bills beginning later this year due to lower federal corporate tax rates that took effect in January, company officials reported Tuesday.
Posted on February 28, 2018
Increased electric rates helped boost El Paso Electric's profit 1.5 percent in 2017 to $98.3 million, or an increase of $1.5 million, from 2016, the company reported Tuesday.
Posted on February 28, 2018
#EPElectric is celebrating the many contributions made by our engineers, who help improve systems and create more efficient ways to generate, transmit, and use power. #PoweringTheFuture #Eweek2018
Posted on February 23, 2018
El Paso Electric crews worked quickly to restore power after construction crew clips lines across I-10.
Posted on February 20, 2018
Mylar Balloon Safety News Coverage from February 13-15
Posted on February 13, 2018
AUSTIN — Two candidates have emerged in the race to replace state Rep. Joe Pickett, who will step down from his post on Jan. 4: Art Fierro, chairman of the El Paso Community College board, and Dr. Michiel Noe, who is finishing his last term as a city representative.
Posted on December 18, 2018
El Paso state Rep. Joe Pickett will step down from his seat in the Texas Legislature in January to deal with health issues after being diagnosed with cancer in 2016.
Posted on December 15, 2018
El Paso city Reps. Peter Svarzbein and Cecilia "Cissy" Lizarraga kept their council seats after defeating political newcomers in runoff races. In the District 1 race for West El Paso, Svarzbein tallied 64 percent of the votes, or 2,799, to defeat marketing consultant Veronica Frescas.
Posted on December 15, 2018
Second Silicon Valley Tech Company Moves To Downtown El Paso
Another high-tech startup company from California's Silicon Valley plans to open an office in a Downtown El Paso office building in January.
Posted on December 5, 2018
Four Months To iFly in El Paso
The pieces of a giant wind tunnel are coming together near Topgolf and Interstate 10 on the Westside. It is iFly, an indoor skydiving experience where free-fall conditions are simulated in a vertical wind tunnel.
Posted on December 2, 2018
El Paso Giving Day 2018, that took place on Thursday, November 15, 2018, officially release their results. 
Posted on November 16, 2018
reland-based Eaton Corp., plans to open a design and manufacturing facility in West El Paso, and create 200 jobs over several years, city and county officials are to announce Wednesday.
Posted on November 14, 2018
- New facility will bring 120 new jobs to the El Paso area and showcase the latest in smart factory innovation BOSTON, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today inaugurated a new plant in El Paso, Texas, which will increase production capacity to accommodate significant growth in the data center market for which the company provides integrated hardware and software solutions. The 112,000 square foot expansion of Schneider Electric's current operations in El Paso will create 100 hourly and 20 salaried jobs to staff the plant and support production of new products and solutions.
Posted on November 13, 2018
The City of El Paso has issued notices to property owners and tenants within 300 feet of the Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center (MPC) footprint notifying them of the City’s plans to demolish of city-owned properties.
Posted on November 12, 2018
El Paso Streetcar Launched
Posted on November 9, 2018
El Paso Giving Day 2018 Officially Launches
Posted on November 8, 2018
City of El Paso Lights Up Paseo De Las Luces
Posted on November 7, 2018
Bankruptcy court auctions 11 William "Billy" Abraham properties, 9 in Downtown El Paso El Paso businessman William "Billy" Abraham's longtime hold on Downtown El Paso real estate is ending. Eleven of Abraham's properties, including nine Downtown buildings, were sold for $10.53 million in a federal bankruptcy court auction Nov. 6.
Posted on November 6, 2018
Great Wolf Lodge Considers El Paso. Deal would bring water park resort to far Westside, big investment to Northeast El Paso. 
Posted on October 26, 2018
The CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said he is “very optimistic” about the future of Texas but urged state and local leaders to beef up investments in education and infrastructure.  
Posted on October 12, 2018
El Paso's oil refinery and Howdy's convenience stores are expected to be under new ownership on Oct. 1.
Posted on October 5, 2018
“Think big, try small, fail fast.” That’s the mantra of Dan Arvizu, the newly installed New Mexico State University chancellor and former CEO of the National Renewable Energy Lab. Wiser words about managing change have never been spoken. They also happen to be an outstanding prescription for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and the electric utilities it regulates.
Posted on September 24, 2018
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo made a pitch for new police and fire headquarters during his second State of the City address Thursday.
Posted on September 14, 2018
In a 4-1 vote Wednesday, the state Public Regulation Commission decided to do away with a fee that a major electric company in Eastern New Mexico charges owners of rooftop solar energy systems.
Posted on September 7, 2018
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo is in his second year as mayor, and it’s been a little bumpy with two tax increases in a row, petition drives, police car problems and costly court fights that have delayed the $180 million Downtown multipurpose center.
Posted on September 5, 2018
Helen of Troy, a $1.5-billion global company headquartered in El Paso, has made another round of job cuts in an effort to turn around one of its struggling divisions.
Posted on September 4, 2018
El Paso County Commissioners Court on Monday unanimously approved a $425.3 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year that included a 4 percent salary increase for most county employees, including commissioners.
Posted on August 31, 2018
A coalition of business and economic development groups are launching an initiative aimed at bringing more businesses, workers, entrepreneurs and investors to Downtown El Paso.
Posted on August 31, 2018
There was no last minute rush, but when the filing deadline passed last Monday, 15 candidates had signed up to run for the four El Paso City Council seats up for grabs in the Nov. 6 elections.
Posted on August 31, 2018
A second complaint has been filed against a group that raised money to attack Veronica Escobar in a heated primary election to replace U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke in Congress.
Posted on August 24, 2018
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — El Paso County is finalizing the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
Posted on August 23, 2018
The El Paso City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1 to approve a $989 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year that includes $258 million in public safety funding and about $50 million in infrastructure projects.
Posted on August 21, 2018
The latest twist in the ongoing Downtown multipurpose arena legal battle raises questions about whether the city will be forced to let voters decide on a historic district designation for Duranguito.
Posted on August 17, 2018
Mayors of cities along the U.S.-Mexico border say negative rhetoric from Washington that labels the area a war zone remains a challenge and agree a wall isn't needed in the region.
Posted on August 17, 2018
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is one step closer to opening a dental school, which will be the first to open in Texas in nearly 50 years.
Posted on August 13, 2018
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — A letter of intent has been filed to recall El Paso Mayor Dee Margo.
Posted on August 9, 2018
With city elections and pay raises on the November ballot, El Paso City Council members will be thinking hard about budget proposals on the table.
Posted on August 6, 2018
The city is considering doubling a projected increase in property taxes on the average El Paso home. It also is proposing adding a utility sales tax to natural gas and electricity bills for residential customers.
Posted on August 3, 2018
Mayor Dee Margo this week acknowledged that he used his personal email account to discuss legal challenges with an opponent of the controversial Downtown arena, a move that violates city policy. 
Posted on July 30, 2018
Helen of Troy, one of two publicly traded companies in El Paso, unveiled a new logo last week as its stock hit an all-time high, capping a steady, four-year climb.
Posted on July 27, 2018
The 18-story Blue Flame Building has been gutted and construction is to begin this month on remaking the former headquarters of El Paso Natural Gas into low-income apartments and offices.
Posted on July 27, 2018
Downtown El Paso’s hotel desert is about to become a hotel oasis.
Posted on July 20, 2018
FORT BLISS, Texas — The pride, tradition and pageantry of the U.S. Army was on full display Thursday as Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division welcomed its new leader.
Posted on July 13, 2018
Ricardo Samaniego won’t take office as El Paso County judge for another six months, but he’s spending a lot of time learning about county government and the challenges he’ll face.
Posted on July 13, 2018
AUSTIN — U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke raised more than $10.4 million in three months for his Senate campaign, an unprecedented fundraising amount for a Democrat seeking statewide office in Texas.
Posted on July 13, 2018
Homeowners could see a 5 percent increase in the city’s portion of a property tax bill for the upcoming fiscal year.
Posted on July 13, 2018
The El Paso City Council has taken the next steps to allow voters in November to decide whether its members will get pay raises.
Posted on July 13, 2018
A video showing an El Paso police officer pointing his gun at a group of children has gone viral, with more than 2.7 million views on Facebook.
Posted on July 13, 2018
El Paso police Chief Greg Allen on Thursday addressed the viral video of a police officer pointing his gun at cursing children.
Posted on July 13, 2018
El Paso investors Paul Foster and Miguel Fernandez have upped the ante in the bankruptcy case of William “Billy” Abraham by offering to buy his entire stock of Downtown buildings and several others, 20 in all, for $10.4 million.
Posted on July 6, 2018
William "Billy" Abraham has filed an objection to selling two of his properties to pay off creditors in his two bankruptcy cases because he claims he has better offers.
Posted on July 6, 2018
El Paso is one of the better markets in the United States to buy a home, according to a study by the financial technology company SmartAsset.
Posted on June 29, 2018
El Paso was one of 10 communities to earn the title of All-America City at an awards ceremony Sunday in Denver. An El Paso teen also was presented with the All-America City Youth Leadership Award at the ceremony.
Posted on June 29, 2018
El Paso, TX - Sunday evening, El Paso was announced as one of the recipients for the National Civic League's All-America City award. 
Posted on June 25, 2018
For months, Mayor Dee Margo and city staff quietly negotiated with activist Max Grossman and his backer, retired Houston oilman J.P. Bryan. The goal: to end the bitter dispute over the proposed $180-million multipurpose performing arts and entertainment center, better known as the arena.
Posted on June 22, 2018
The construction of the $85 million, 18-story WestStar Tower office building will begin in about two weeks.
Posted on June 22, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hours of testimony, reams of documents and the concerns of ranchers and others are being weighed as New Mexico regulators consider clearing the way for a $2 billion power line project that will funnel wind and solar energy from rural spots in New Mexico and Arizona to larger markets in the American Southwest.
Posted on June 22, 2018
A bipartisan group of mayors from coast to coast gathered at the Tornillo port of entry Thursday to demand that immigrant children be reunited with their parents and to call on the federal government to pass immigration reform.
Posted on June 22, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE - Developers of a $2 billion transmission project aimed at getting renewable energy from New Mexico and Arizona to large markets in the American Southwest are looking to clear one more regulatory hurdle as they seek state permission for the massive project.
Posted on June 13, 2018
Indoor skydiving is coming to West El Paso in 2019.
Posted on June 12, 2018
El Paso City Council unanimously approved a proposal Tuesday to let voters decide in the November elections on raises for the mayor and city representatives.
Posted on June 11, 2018
New Mexico has laws preventing companies regulated by the Public Regulation Commission from contributing to those running to be PRC commissioners, but they don’t do any good.
Posted on June 10, 2018
LAS CRUCES - Stephen Fischmann defeated incumbent Public Regulation Commissioner Sandy Jones in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the District 5 seat.
Posted on June 6, 2018
LAS CRUCES - Steve Fischmann has been a vocal opponent of the Public Regulation Commission for some time. And so, it is not surprising that his race against PRC Chairman Sandy Jones is one of the most contentious in this year’s Democratic primary.
Posted on May 29, 2018
One of the anomalies of politics is that candidates say they dislike negative campaigning; nevertheless just about every candidate slings their fair share of mud. New Mexico’s 2018 primary race is most certainly no different – in fact, the vitriol is at a fevered pitch.
Posted on May 29, 2018
El Paso business leaders react to Dr. Diana Natalicio's retirement announcement. 
Posted on May 29, 2018
The City Council met in closed session Monday to discuss the departure of City Attorney Sylvia Borunda Firth. After the meeting, the council voted to approve a separation agreement. Here is what Mayor Dee Margo had to say.
Posted on May 25, 2018
The City Council met in closed session Monday to discuss the departure of City Attorney Sylvia Borunda Firth. After the meeting, the council voted to approve a separation agreement. Here is what Mayor Dee Margo had to say. 
Posted on May 25, 2018
Sandy Jones is at it again. He's trying to get reelected to the Public Regulation Commission through character assassination. Jones was elected to the position in 2014 after sending out a last-minute flyer with spurious attacks on primary opponent Merrie Lee Soules. Now he's doing the same against primary opponent Steve Fischmann.
Posted on May 25, 2018
I forgot my passport, but that didn’t matter. I was in El Paso, technically not Mexico, but close enough. I knew that Mexico was over there — the country felt like a portrait whose eyes were always following me — but it was also here, on this side of the fence. (One constant reminder of the shared boundary: U.S. 
Posted on May 16, 2018
The November election will be a big one for El Pasoans. It includes U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s race for the Senate, Veronica Escobar’s for the U.S. House and four City Council seats up for grabs.
Posted on May 8, 2018
Amid rising concerns about El Paso’s debt and tax levels, City Council has approved a list of projects that will cost $94 million and add $80 million more to the city’s credit card.
Posted on May 7, 2018
City Attorney Sylvia Borunda Firth, who last week suddenly announced that she would resign her position, will receive about $251,000 for her departure, documents obtained through the Texas Public Information Act show.
Posted on May 4, 2018
Less than a year after buying El Paso's Western Refining, San Antonio-based Andeavor has agreed to be sold to Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Corp. for $23.3 billion, the companies announced Monday.
Posted on May 4, 2018
A hearing examiner for the state Public Regulation Commission in October recommended commissioners reject a proposal by Public Service Company of New Mexico to purchase five solar farms to be built for the electric utility by the firm Affordable Solar.
Posted on May 3, 2018
LAS CRUCES - Sandy Jones, the Public Regulation Commissioner for District 5, has alleged that his opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary, Steve Fischmann, has violated campaign laws by accepting donations from those who were involved in previous cases.
Posted on April 30, 2018
As cost of living rises across most of the country, the number of affordable major cities is declining. Wage increases haven't kept apace with living expenses, further aggravating this trend. According to the Census Bureau, the median household income in the U.S. is $57,617. Unfortunately, Americans spend an average of $57,311 per year, according to the annual Consumer Expenditure Survey. That leaves very little left over if you’re earning the median income.
Posted on April 27, 2018
The Hospitals of Providence's top El Paso executive is moving up, but she's not moving out.
Posted on April 27, 2018
The Public Service Company of New Mexico has 13 days to explain the cause of the March coal silo collapse and resulting fire at its San Juan Generating Station, according to an order issued Wednesday by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.
Posted on April 27, 2018
Sylvia Firth, who has been El Paso city attorney for seven years, has suddenly stepped down from her position.
Posted on April 26, 2018
AUSTIN, TX (April 25, 2018) — Brandy Marty Marquez today announced the formation of an independent government relations and regulatory consulting practice. She served for the last five years as a member of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), and as Chief of Staff for Governor Rick Perry in 2013.
Posted on April 25, 2018
The nation's biggest producer of electricity, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, could be forced to close in the next decade if voters approve a renewable-energy ballot measure, the plant's owners said.
Posted on April 17, 2018
Two airlines began offering non-stop flights from El Paso to Chicago on Monday. The flights, offered by United Airlines and Frontier Airlines, to Chicago O’Hare International Airport are among nearly a dozen new ones added the past three years at the growing El Paso International Airport, city officials said in a news release.
Posted on April 13, 2018
Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso says his border city doesn't need troops from the National Guard. In fact he says El Paso is the safest city in America.
Posted on April 6, 2018
President Trump is sending the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. David Greene talks to Dee Margo, mayor of El Paso, Texas, who says he's not convinced that his city needs additional forces.
Posted on April 6, 2018
AUSTIN – With 37 megawatts (MW) of solar energy installed, El Paso ranks 18th in the U.S. for total solar capacity, according to Environment Texas Research and Policy Center’s new report Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America. El Paso ranked just behind Austin and ahead of Riverside, California. However, Environment Texas warned that El Paso’s progress could be hampered by new fees adopted by El Paso Electric which may discourage customers from going solar.
Posted on April 5, 2018
El Paso’s 34-year-old City Hall came crashing down five years ago to a mixture of cheers and some jeers.
Posted on March 29, 2018
Jonathan “J.J.” Childress, 28, has been Microsoft’s community engagement manager in El Paso for a little more than three weeks. He’s already met Brad Smith, the company’s president, and sat in on meetings with him.
Posted on March 28, 2018
U.S. workers appear to be growing more satisfied with the salaries they are receiving thanks to a robust economy and a healthy labor market, according to a new study. 
Posted on March 16, 2018
LAS CRUCES - Las Cruces is ranked as one of the happiest cities in the United States, according to a survey conducted by WalletHub.com. Las Cruces is rated number one in New Mexico and 78th happiest of 180 U.S. cities in a survey released Tuesday, March 13. 
Posted on March 16, 2018
Microsoft announced Friday morning they will be bringing their TechSpark program to El Paso, a civic program designed by the company to foster economic opportunity and job creation in communities.
Posted on March 16, 2018
Microsoft president Brad Smith is scheduled to visit El Paso next week to give a talk on artificial intelligence. But his visit may signal a larger commitment to the Sun City by the tech giant.
Posted on March 15, 2018
Former state Rep. Norma Chavez and two other candidates who lost their bids for Congress have filed a lawsuit against Veronica Escobar and the county's head of elections, alleging the primary election was rigged.
Posted on March 15, 2018
LAS CRUCES - If the actual election for Doña Ana County sheriff turns out to be as close as the draw for ballot positions was Tuesday, we could be heading for a recount.
Posted on March 13, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Public Utility Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez quietly resigned Thursday, saying she will pursue life in the private sector after two decades of public service.
Posted on March 11, 2018
El Paso has a rising economy and a 4 percent unemployment rate that many other cities can only envy, but it’s also the 13th worst big city for high-speed internet connectivity.
Posted on March 9, 2018
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's newest ad targeting his Democratic challenger is a country jingle that warns, "If you're going to run in Texas, you can't be liberal, man."
Posted on March 9, 2018
El Paso Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke was the heavy favorite to win this week's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. So why did he lose some border counties to a relative unknown?
Posted on March 8, 2018
LAS CRUCES - A slate of candidates who dubbed themselves the "Purple Movement" won four races in the Sunland Park municipal election Tuesday.
Posted on March 7, 2018
Former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar easily won the Democratic nomination in the race for the 16th Congressional District seat Tuesday, avoiding a primary runoff on her way to becoming Texas' first Latina in Congress.
Posted on March 6, 2018
It’s no secret wages in El Paso are among the lowest of any major U.S. city. But for the first time, a new report shows just how much lower they are for the jobs most in demand.
Posted on March 2, 2018
The Texas Legislature should be more generous with higher education funding in the 2019 session than it was in last year's tight-budget fight, Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan said Thursday at Texas Tech's El Paso campus.
Posted on March 1, 2018
El Paso's resale home prices hit a record high in 2017, new data show.
Posted on February 28, 2018
El Paso has a new professional soccer team that will begin play next year at Southwest University Park.
Posted on February 28, 2018
In a state ravaged by poverty, keeping a lid on the cost of power is critical to struggling households and our ability to attract business and create jobs. Yet, New Mexico’s electric utilities continue a barrage of rate increase demands to pay for new investments — often in dying technologies. This in a state showing little or no growth.
Posted on February 27, 2018
The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso has won the historical designation it needed to push ahead with the transformation of the Blue Flame building.
Posted on February 26, 2018
LAS CRUCES - Facing heavy criticism for his treatment of women and calls from top leaders in his own party to resign, Doña Ana County Commissioner John Vasquez stepped down on Thursday.
Posted on February 23, 2018
More than 4,800 people in El Paso County cast ballots on Tuesday — the first day of early voting for the March primary.
Posted on February 23, 2018
Longtime Channel 7-KVIA news anchor Estela Casas will undergo a double mastectomy this week.
Posted on February 22, 2018
Today, Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima joined more than 200 mayors from across the U.S. to express his support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) – an essential public health protection and climate change solution that sets the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and helps cities transition to a clean energy economy. 
Posted on February 22, 2018
El Paso's three publicly owned golf courses have lost millions of dollars in recent years.
Posted on February 22, 2018
Fivestars, a San Francisco-based technology company, is setting up shop in El Paso.
Posted on February 20, 2018
As executive chairman of El Paso-based Hunt Companies, a conglomerate with 6,500 employees nationwide, Woody Hunt is one of the city’s most influential businessmen.
Posted on February 19, 2018
The El Paso Independent School District board of trustees will consider approving an audit into whether trustee Susie Byrd, working as campaign manager for former County Judge Veronica Escobar, secured donations and endorsements from district vendors for the congressional candidate. 
Posted on February 16, 2018
News Channel-7 anchor Rick Cabrera is leaving the station at the end of May.
Posted on February 16, 2018
New Mexico's federal delegation of elected officials have issued a joint statement Thursday calling for Doña Ana County Commissioner John Vasquez to resign.
Posted on February 16, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has approved a tax credit that would offset costs of solar energy systems for households, small businesses and farms.
Posted on February 16, 2018
University Medical Center of El Paso President and CEO Jacob Cintron received a $112,000 bonus in addition to a $12,000 merit pay increase, according to records obtained by the El Paso Times through the Texas Public Information Act.
Posted on February 14, 2018
  The Christmas week surge of migrants released by ICE into El Paso was somewhat to be expected. However, to understand what happened this week, you have to understand the process. 
Posted on December 27, 2018
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Posted on November 30, 2018
Launch of Bio El Paso-Juarez
Posted on November 8, 2018
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Posted on September 28, 2018
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Posted on September 21, 2018
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Posted on September 7, 2018
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Posted on August 24, 2018
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Posted on August 24, 2018
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Posted on August 17, 2018
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Posted on August 10, 2018
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Posted on August 3, 2018
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Posted on July 13, 2018
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Posted on June 29, 2018
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Posted on June 22, 2018
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Posted on June 15, 2018
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Posted on June 15, 2018
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Posted on June 8, 2018
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Posted on June 1, 2018
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Posted on May 25, 2018
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Posted on May 25, 2018
The number of women leading the largest companies has always been small. This year, it got 25 percent smaller.
Posted on May 23, 2018
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Posted on May 18, 2018
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Posted on May 11, 2018
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Posted on May 4, 2018
PNM Resources’ top five executives could earn $8.8 million in total combined compensation for their work in 2017, most of which is based on whether they met performance goals during the year.
Posted on April 27, 2018
Regional and National Clips from April 21-28
Posted on April 27, 2018
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Posted on April 20, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. - State regulators threw out a PNM proposal to install half a million smart meters, expressing concerns it would ultimately be bad for customers.
Posted on April 13, 2018
During yesterday's open meeting, Texas PUC Commissioners expressed concern with an overly broad settlement regarding Smart Meter Texas (SMT). 
Posted on April 13, 2018
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Posted on April 13, 2018
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Posted on April 7, 2018
AUSTIN – With 37 megawatts (MW) of solar energy installed, El Paso ranks 18th in the U.S. for total solar capacity, according to Environment Texas Research and Policy Center’s new report Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America. El Paso ranked just behind Austin and ahead of Riverside, California. However, Environment Texas warned that El Paso’s progress could be hampered by new fees adopted by El Paso Electric which may discourage customers from going solar.
Posted on April 6, 2018
Solar power continues to spread in Houston, but still lags far behind in Austin and San Antonio, where residents and businesses, encouraged by local utilities, have added solar panels much more quickly, according to research released by a national environmental advocacy group.
Posted on April 6, 2018
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A proposal by Xcel Energy to raise electricity rates is drawing oppositions from residents in southeastern New Mexico.
Posted on March 26, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has filed a restraining order on a transgender woman, citing concern for the safety of the Congresswoman.
Posted on March 22, 2018
Meet the new boss. It’s Alan Webber, the 69-year-old Southwest transplant and progressive entrepreneur who pitched Santa Fe voters his business-world know-how and won the mayor’s office Tuesday.
Posted on March 9, 2018
Two Democratic Hispanic women – former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and state Sen. Sylvia Garcia of Houston – just declared victory in open congressional races and are widely expected to win the seats outright in November.
Posted on March 9, 2018
Ask City Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria how he got into Austin politics, and he’ll proudly describe getting out the votes for the Dell Medical School when he was given just $3,000 to cover a quarter of the county.
Posted on March 8, 2018
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on March 1 said that it is predicting record-breaking peak power usage this summer, which it said will be driven by the state’s strong economy. 
Posted on March 8, 2018
Washington (CNN)Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's first shot at his expected Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke? Mocking his name.
Posted on March 7, 2018
WASHINGTON — El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke may have quickly clinched the nomination to become Ted Cruz’s Senate challenger this fall, but it was far from a clean sweep.
Posted on March 7, 2018
In Texas, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is running to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. O'Rourke talks to Rachel Martin following Tuesday's primary in the Lone Star State.
Posted on March 7, 2018
PNM Resources reported a 32 percent decline in net earnings in 2017, reflecting a $57.5 million write-off in the fourth quarter related to federal tax reform.
Posted on February 27, 2018
Wholesale summer power prices in Texas  are expected to rise after the shutdown of three coal-fired power plants last year. But by how much -- and what kind of impact those increases will have on electricity bills -- might not be known until the summer is over, regulators say.
Posted on February 23, 2018
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announces that grant funds are available for Electricity Storage Projects, the storage of power from renewable energy that is released back to the grid, under the New Technology Implementation Grant Program. Eligible organizations that intend to build, own, and operate new technologies to reduce emissions and store electricity related to renewable energy are encouraged to apply.
Posted on February 22, 2018
Denton is set to become the second city in Texas to use 100 percent renewable energy.
Posted on February 21, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The Public Utility Commission of Texas last week hinted it may be near a decision on Lubbock Power & Light’s proposal to move 470 MW of its load from SPP to ERCOT.
Posted on February 19, 2018
SANTA FE – A brisk 30-day legislative session – marked by bipartisan compromise and little appetite for political confrontation – reached the finish line Thursday as New Mexico lawmakers beat a deadline to approve bills that would change the structure of a popular scholarship program and move most nonpartisan elections to November.
Posted on February 16, 2018
WINNERS: College students: The New Mexico Lottery's staff and various legislators wanted to rewrite state law to eliminate the requirement that 30 percent of gross revenue from the lottery go for college scholarships.
Posted on February 16, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Public Service Co. of New Mexico wants to stir a public backlash against the Santa Fe-based environmental group New Energy Economy for its role in defeating a legislative bill this month that could have accelerated the utility’s replacement of coal-fired generation with renewable energy.
Posted on February 14, 2018
More than a third of America's nuclear plants could close in the next decade. But when plants shut down, utilities often turn to harmful fossil fuels.
Posted on December 31, 2018
California just became the first state in the country to require all new homes to be built with rooftop solar panels. The California Energy Commission hearing room was packed full on Wednesday as the commission voted unanimously in favor of the proposed rule. 
Posted on May 10, 2018
Columbia, SC - Duke Energy has invested more than $6 billion in renewable energy and is proud that South Carolina now ranks among the top 20 in the country for the amount of solar installed. But I appreciate how we must balance the operational and economic aspects of this important renewable resource.
Posted on May 7, 2018
In addition to the attack on Latitude Technologies, four pipeline providers (Oneok, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, Energy Transfer Partners and Eastern Shore Natural Gas) confirmed that they were also direct victims of cyber-attacks. This recent slew of pipeline hacks, while it was thankfully without severe consequences, serves as a wake-up call, bringing attention to the vulnerability of our energy systems and vital infrastructure like pipelines.
Posted on April 13, 2018
According to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly, total U.S. net electricity generation fell slightly (down 1.5%) in 2017, reflecting lower electricity demand. Natural gas and coal generation fell by 7.7% and 2.5% from 2016, respectively, as generation from several renewable fuels, particularly hydro, wind, and solar, increased from 2016 levels.
Posted on March 26, 2018
In the face of Russian cyberattacks, Energy Secretary Rick Perry vowed Tuesday that his department’s new cyber office will be fully capable of dealing with those threats and stopping any potential assaults on the U.S. electric grid.
Posted on March 22, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pushing back harder on Russia, the Trump administration accused Moscow on Thursday of a concerted hacking operation targeting the U.S. energy grid, aviation systems and other infrastructure, and also imposed sanctions on Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 election.
Posted on March 15, 2018
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed suit against Vivint Solar yesterday, with seventeen unique counts alleging a pattern of unfair business practices, fraud and racketeering.
Posted on March 10, 2018
Major utilities expect the adoption of electric vehicles to accelerate and are preparing for a world where car-charging stations could have a sizable impact on their power demand.
Posted on March 9, 2018
A global coalition aimed at supporting the use of solar power is expected to announce a slew of projects worth about $700 million during its inaugural conference this weekend in New Delhi, according to government officials familiar with the matter.
Posted on March 8, 2018
According to the Edison Electric Institute, seven million zero-emission vehicles will be on American roads by 2025. This could have significant impacts on the grid as charging one electric vehicle (EV) is nearly equivalent to adding three houses to the power system.
Posted on February 27, 2018
Interview: Mary Powell, CEO at Vermont utility Green Mountain Power speaks with pv magazine about her unique strategy to bring clean energy and 21st century innovation by focusing on customer needs.
Posted on February 26, 2018
The commission directed grid operators to develop rules for storage to participate in the wholesale energy, capacity and ancillary services markets.
Posted on February 23, 2018
Government mandates should keep U.S. solar power growing, despite new Trump administration tariffs on imported solar panels that are poised to raise prices.
Posted on February 22, 2018
Electric cars have a lot of perks: zero emissions, a quiet ride and instant acceleration. But can they save you money? Probably not.
Posted on February 20, 2018
The four-year search to find a new owner for Oncor — Texas' largest regulated utility — appears to be nearly over.
Posted on February 16, 2018
Commissioners of the Public Utility Commission of Texas are prepared to approve the integration of 470 MW of Lubbock Power & Light's load into ERCOT
Posted on February 16, 2018
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted Thursday to implement rules that are designed to remove barriers to grid-level batteries that store electricity.
Posted on February 16, 2018
Americas are spending the least of their paychecks on electricity in at least 58 years as gains in energy efficiency leave more for food, vacations and gadgets. 
Posted on February 16, 2018
Giant batteries charged by renewable energy are beginning to nibble away at a large market: The power plants that generate extra surges of electricity during peak hours.
Posted on February 12, 2018
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