Planting trees can help save you money on your electric bill

CPS Energy customers can receive up to a $250 rebate for planting 5 trees

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator

SAN ANTONIO - Go green and get green!

CPS Energy now has a rebate program that gives you money back in your pocket simply by planting trees. 

You will not only be getting green back in your pocket, but you will be conserving energy and helping the environment. 

It's a win-win situation.

Albert Cantu, CPS Energy spokesman, said, "It's a rebate for $50 a tree, five gallons or larger. You can get up to five rebates per address. That's $250 just for planting trees."

Cantu said the most common tree here in San Antonio is the Live oak. 

Texas state law requires you to call 811 before you plant a tree, for safety reasons.

You have to call 811 two days before your planting day.


"When we think about energy savings, it's all about the right tree in the right place around your home," said Cantu.

CPS Energy has made it super easy for you to plant the right trees around your home. There is a PDF on showing you where to plant trees to maximize your energy efficiency. 

What is the Green Shade Tree Rebate Program? 🌳

Some of the qualifying trees include: 

  • Live oak

  • Texas red oak

  • Texas walnut 

For a complete list of qualifying trees, you can visit CPS Energy. 



Steps you need to complete in order to qualify for the CPS Energy Green Shade Tree Rebate Program: 

  • Recent CPS Energy bill postmarked no later than May 15, 2018
  • Purchased a tree between Oct. 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018
  • Tree must be a qualified species
  • Lifetime limit of five rebates per address
  • 5-gallon or larger trees
  • Photocopy of original sales receipt from tree purchase
  • $50 for each eligible tree up to $250 for five trees

For more information on CPS Energy and the Green Shade Tree Rebate Program, you can visit or call 210-353-2222.

Don't forget that CPS Energy customers can receive up to a $250 rebate for planting five trees per address!




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