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After spending hundreds of thousands on weather platform, CPS Energy entrusted college student to forecast with it

SAN ANTONIO – CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally owned utility company, will get its weather forecasts from a college student who has not been compensated greater than $716 in a single week, invoices obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders present.

The University of the Incarnate Word meteorology student, who refers to himself on one social media platform as “Kid Cold Front,” was as of final week nonetheless a “current student and is not listed as a graduate,” a UIW spokesman stated by way of electronic mail.

The forecaster, whose companies are offered to CPS by means of a contract with a third-party, has been paid between $197 and $716 per week, in accordance to bill information masking late October 2019 to late January.

CPS officers in latest weeks have refused to say what number of hours the forecaster labored in any given pay interval after his employer objected to the discharge of that data.

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Separate invoices for money paid to DTN, a Minnesota-based weather companies company that gives the utility forecast graphics and mapping for extreme weather occasions, present CPS Energy has paid the agency hundreds of thousands of {dollars}.

Invoices present CPS Energy made almost $120,000 funds to DTN over a single 21-month interval. (KSAT)

The funds embody almost $120,000 over a 21-month interval from late February 2018 to late November 2019.

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