CEO of San Antonio-based CPS Energy steps down Sept. 30

CPS Energy CEO Doyle N. Beneby is stepping down from his role heading up the nation’s largest municipally owned power utility effective Sept. 30. CPS Energy serves more than 1 million electric and natural gas customers in and around San Antonio.

Beneby will move to another job in the renewable energy sector. He thanked CPS Energy’s 3,200 employees for their support during his five-year tenure.

“It’s been an incredible journey for me and my family, and although I am grateful for the outpouring of kind words and compliments directed my way, CPS Energy and the San Antonio community have done much more for me and my family than we can ever reciprocate,” Beneby said in his message on the CPS website.

Earlier this year, Beneby was honored with the 2015 Leadership in Energy Award by the Keystone Policy Center in Washington D.C. He was lauded for his work collaborating with clean technology firms and other partners to create jobs, reduce carbon emissions and support energy-efficiency projects in Texas.

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