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"The essential services that Austin Energy provides are even more important today as we are not only powering our community, but we are helping to repower Austin's economy."


- Jackie Sargent, Austin Energy

From all of us at Zpryme, much love and a big StEVie congratulations to Austin Energy on celebrating 125 years today (May 6, 2020)! “Austin Energy not only powers our community, but also is powered by some of the most talented people in our industry,” shared Jason Rodriguez Zpryme CEO. “Personally, I’ve watched them as a kid to having kids of my own stand – confidently – for what community is all about, trust.”

Austin was a small town then, but now it’s one of the largest, most vibrant and cutting-edge cities in America. Throughout the decades, our community has always seen its electric utility as a source of business development and affordable power. Austinites’ belief in the value of owning their utility — now known as Austin Energy — has paid off in big ways.

“The essential services that Austin Energy provides are even more important today as we are not only powering our community, but we are helping to repower Austin’s economy,” said Jackie Sargent, Austin Energy General Manager. “I am so proud of Austin Energy and the contributions we have made to this community for the last 125 years and for the work we will continue to do for years to come.”

Austin Energy has generated more than electricity — it’s helped pay for city services like parks, swimming pools, libraries, police and firefighters. Austin Energy is also considered a leader in energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building, electric vehicles, and more. For more than a century, the citizens of Austin have helped create a community-owned utility that lights our city and builds our future.

Want to learn more about Austin Energy’s history? Of course you do. 😊

From Austinites vote to build waterworks and hydroelectric powerhouse on the Colorado River to City Council passes one of most ambitious generation plans in the U.S. to present, check out the timeline of Austin Energy’s history and be sure to watch a short documentary trailer directed by Mat Hames and produced by Alpheus Media.  #125yearscheers #loveyourenergy