News Releases

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 7:30 p.m.

February 15, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The following is an update on areas being impacted by rotating outages. BPUB will send these bulletins out as the information is received. Please understand that this information can change quickly.   Areas to lose power Area Number of customers Roosevelt, Avenida de la Plata, International Blvd.; Grant to Southmost 1,387 E.…

BPUB Service Outage Update 6 p.m.

February 15, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The following is an update on power outages within the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) system related to damage caused by the weather or other issues not associated with rotating outages. Area Number of customers Cause Estimated restoration time Winnipeg and Rancho Viejo 900 Need to replace distribution switchgear Approximately 3 hours…

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 1:30 p.m.

February 15, 2021

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 1:30 p.m.   BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The following is an update on areas being impacted by rotating outages. BPUB will send these bulletins out as the information is received. Please understand that this information can change quickly.   Areas to lose power Los Ebanos Blvd., Honeydale Rd., Emerald Ln., Catherine Ln.,…

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 1:15 p.m.

February 15, 2021

BPUB Rotating Outage Update 1:15 p.m. BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The following is an update on areas being impacted by rotating outages. BPUB will send these bulletins out as the information is received. Please understand that this information can change quickly.   Areas to lose power Kings Hwy, Boca Chica, Texas Ave, Coolidge, Santa Elena, E…

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:…

3 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

January 8, 2021

WHAT: Three additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed Jan. 4-5 LAST DATES AT BPUB FACILITY: Between Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: Disinfecting and sanitizing of the employees’ work areas Disinfecting and sanitizing of common areas Working with city and…

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…