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Old 05-26-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Anyone else get this alert email?

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This is a test message for customers from the new CPS Energy Alert system.

There is no emergency at this time. This new system will be used for system-wide emergency power outage notifications only. This message was sent to the contact information listed for your account.

More information about the new system and customizing your alert contact information is available on cpsenergy.com.
Do these geniuses over at CPS realize that without their power our systems will be down and can't receive email?

And if the power outage is in a different area of SA I don't care?
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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I guess they are assuming that you will have a smart phone to read the email message regarding the power outage?

And its not dead and charging?
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:16 PM
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Yes, I got mine on my smart little Evo.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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What I found weird was the cellphone number at the bottom.

Last edited by doss1; 05-26-2011 at 08:25 PM..
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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I got a voicemail and an email, and yes, I get my email on my iPhone so I read it there.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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Yes, I got both an email message, as well as an automated phone message.

I was under the impression that this alert would be used for events like the rolling blackout we experienced a while back. The alerts would let customers know that their service is scheduled to be temporarily interrupted.

If my power is out, no need to email me or call, I already know it, and I'm probably trying to call CPS to report the outage.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Here's some info on why this is being done... CPS Energy to test warning system - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Got a message on the home phone. Does this mean we're in for more black outs this summer? At least there should be notice now.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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Yes, I got both an email message, as well as an automated phone message.

I was under the impression that this alert would be used for events like the rolling blackout we experienced a while back. The alerts would let customers know that their service is scheduled to be temporarily interrupted.

If my power is out, no need to email me or call, I already know it, and I'm probably trying to call CPS to report the outage.
Exactly! A warning call could also possibly encourage a temporary reduction of electrical usage in order to prevent an impending power outage.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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Exactly! A warning call could also possibly encourage a temporary reduction of electrical usage in order to prevent an impending power outage.
I would think the opposite, if I knew a temp outage was going to hit my neighborhood I'd turn down the thermostat and hope my house doesn't hit 90 -100 inside before the power comes back on again.
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