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FELPS board selects Duke as general manager

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Wilson County News
October 7, 2015, 9:53am
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Dwain Duke has been named as the new general manager of the Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) effective Nov. 9, following a unanimous vote of the system’s board of trustees at a special Oct. 7 meeting.

Duke, an electrical engineer, currently holds a management position with San Antonio-based CPS Energy. He will replace former FELPS General Manager Kyle Dicke, who resigned Sept. 11.

For more, read the Oct. 14 edition of the Wilson County News.

Your Opinions and Comments

October 9, 2015 3:05pm
stay away from GVEC, as Tibbs says, FELPS and CPS is a great combination. CPS has a history of assisting FELPS in times of need and not necessarily always on the books so to speak. The last GM did not utilize CPS and went to... More ›

Mike Roberson  
October 9, 2015 2:48pm
COOP, that's very true. Plus GVEC and CPS Energy both produce their own power. Whereas FLEPS is strictly a distribution service, hence the Power Cost Recovery charge every month on our bill to recover the fees CPS Energy charges... More ›

COOP Member  
Out of Town  
October 9, 2015 2:35pm
Serious Thinker, You can't really compare FELPS with GVEC they are different animals as far as the company goes. One is a Municipality and governed by a board of directors that answers to 3 different city's and the other is... More ›

Mike Roberson  
October 8, 2015 2:36pm
In the past GVEC and FELPS have worked together. My concern is that with him being from CPS Energy, that collaboration may not happen anymore.

October 8, 2015 1:44pm
One thing is for sure he can do any worst. FELPS is the worst supplier I have ever seen in 6 decades of buying electricity. If Wilson county had another choice FELPS would have been out of business along time ago.

The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
October 8, 2015 1:23pm
You don't think ol' Just Wandering has the knife out for Jim Miller do you? His comment is very objective.

Mr. Tibbs  
October 8, 2015 8:57am
CPS and the relationship FELPS has with them has been most beneficial to our community. There are many behind the scene type things that go on daily that benefits our community. That close relationship was damaged by the last... More ›

Mike Roberson  
October 8, 2015 7:47am
Maybe the new guy can help arrange a CPS Energy buy out..At least then maybe the service would be more reliable and they would have the capital to invest in the distribution system.

Serious Thinker  
La Vernia  
October 8, 2015 7:45am
Good luck to us. Those new meters are killers. I cannot believe that we have to dip into a CPS person to run FELPS. The last idiot was nothing but a political smooth talker and full of himself. Residents need to speak... More ›

Just Wondering  
Poth, TX  
October 8, 2015 2:11am
I agree with Senior Citizen. Poor guy hasn't even started yet so give him a chance. Besides if he doesn't cut the mustard Floresville has a cure all by the name of Jim Miller. If he's not up to par I bet Miller can raise a... More ›

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