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UTSA receives $168K rebate for participation in CPS Energy program

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(Oct. 18, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio received a $168,572 rebate from CPS Energy for reducing electricity use by an average of 2,516 kilowatts per hour on the hottest summer days.

This is UTSA's second year as a participant in CPS Energy's Demand Response program. Last year, UTSA received a $113,000 rebate check from CPS Energy.

The CPS Energy Demand Response program is an integral part of the utility's strategy to save 771 megawatts by 2020. Through the program, participating institutions receive rebates for reducing the electric load on peak days of energy use.

This year, CPS Energy designated 15 days requiring peak energy consumption between June and September. During these periods, CPS contacted UTSA and others to notify them about the heavy demand for power. UTSA reduced its draw from the grid by shifting to generators powered by natural gas and diesel fuel.

"UTSA is proud to participate in this community program that helps reduce peak energy demand and saves money for UTSA and energy customers in the community," said Dave Riker, UTSA associate vice president for facilities. "We look forward to future participation in the program and are always seeking new energy conservation and cost-reduction ideas."

 

 

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UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.

That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.

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