News Releases

BPUB Restoring Service Outages – 12:00 p.m.

February 19, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now, Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. Crews are troubleshooting the areas affected and will be providing an estimated time of restoration as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, customers can help…

BPUB Restoring Service Outages – 9:00 a.m.

February 19, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. Crews are troubleshooting the areas affected and will be providing an estimated time of restoration as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, customers can help…

BPUB to Provide Outage Updates on Radio

February 18, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – With potentially freezing temperatures on the way and the threat of rotating outages, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will be providing ongoing outage updates on radio station KXIQ 105.1 as the cold weather comes into this area. BPUB employees will begin their shifts starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 and…

BPUB asks customers without power to turn off heater, appliances

February 17, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is asking for customers to help by turning off their heaters and unplugging any equipment that they are able, even when those customers are experiencing a power outage. Doing so should aid in getting customers restored once power is available. Attempts to restore electrical service to…

BPUB Non-Rotating Outage Update- 10:15 pm

February 16, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Right now Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) crews are out in the field restoring electricity to customers who lost power due to equipment-related service issues. These are non-rotating outages.   The following areas are without power:   Location Customers Without Power 105 Mason Ave (Partial Lights) 5 1025 Wildrose Ln 6 5374…

BPUB, Utilities Across Texas Continue Facing Rotating Outages

February 16, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – With extreme cold weather continuing Monday night across Texas, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) and utilities across Texas continue to be employing rotating outages to protect the state’s electrical grid. These rotating outages will likely continue into Tuesday, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). ERCOT, the agency responsible…

BPUB Announces Rotating Outages

February 15, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed the Brownsville Public Utilities Board along with the other electric utilities across Texas to conduct rotating outages in order to curtail load. BPUB was asked to shed load to meet a generation shortfall related to the current extreme cold weather. The appeal results…

BPUB Activates Emergency Operations Center

February 14, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TX – With the threat of extreme cold weather in Brownsville and across Texas, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) activated its emergency operations center, effective Sunday at 5 p.m. The Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) predicts this weather event could result in record winter electric use and has already requested that customers…

ERCOT Requests Electric Conservation

February 14, 2021

Brownsville, TX –With extreme cold weather across Texas, Brownsville Public Utilities (BPUB) customers are encouraged to reduce their electricity as much as possible Sunday, Feb. 14 through Tuesday, Feb. 16 to help decrease the risk of electricity emergencies. On Sunday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) instructed BPUB, along with the other electric utilities…

BPUB Prepares for Extreme Cold Weather Event

February 12, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – As a strong cold front is already hitting other parts of Texas and bears down on the Rio Grande Valley, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is making preparations in anticipation of the demands this weather will have on the city’s infrastructure. Some of the preparations that BPUB crews are conducting include:…