Lightning made 2015 a busy year for CPS Energy

Last year was an electrical one for San Antonio.”We had a lot of storms,” said Ricardo Renteria, manager of power quality and reliability for CPS Energy.The high number of storms wreaked havoc on the city’s electrical grid, according to CPS. According to data provided by the utility, a total of 66,337 lightning strikes inside the CPS service area were detected in 2015. In April and May alone, 46,290 strikes were detected.”Lightning is going to do what lightning is going to do,” Renteria said. “We can’t control it.”That is not the end of the story for CPS, though. While they cannot

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