News Releases

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:…

BPUB Recognized for Financial Reporting

December 10, 2020

BPUB Recognized for Financial Reporting BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2019. The report has been judged…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Now Open for Applications

December 9, 2020

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Now Open for Applications BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is looking forward to again awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors through its Project SHARE Scholarship program, which is now open for applicants. BPUB understands the value of gaining a…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power in October

October 27, 2020

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board joined more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities in celebrating Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10). BPUB scheduled activities throughout the month to commemorate these utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. Public Power Week in 2020 took on different meanings thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the…

You’re invited: PUBCAP Goes Virtual

October 27, 2020

The Public Utilities Board Consumer Advisory Panel (PUBCAP) came back in September after a long absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but things were a little bit different this time: the meeting was held virtually. PUBCAP serves a critical role for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB). Composed of 10 community members and one BPUB…

Broadband Planning for Brownsville

October 27, 2020

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in partnership with seven strategic local stakeholders (City of Brownsville, Port of Brownsville, Texas Southmost College, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, and Brownsville Independent School District) announce a new campaign to bring faster internet access to Brownsville residents. To…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power Month

October 5, 2020

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10) by hosting a series of activities for the community throughout the month of October. BPUB celebrates public power in October along with more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. “Public Power Month celebrates the…

Section of Boca Chica Reopens After Line Repairs Completed

August 19, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) completed repairs to a broken wastewater line earlier than expected and reopened a section of Boca Chica Boulevard that had to be closed Monday night. All lanes of Boca Chica Boulevard between Resaca Drive and Coria Street closed Monday night after BPUB received reports of a…