Month: June 2021

Fireworks and the Fourth

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, friends and family are preparing for food, fun, and, of course, fireworks. Fireworks can be fun for everyone of all ages, but also extremely dangerous when they are not used correctly or with proper measures. In order to...

KPUB Closure July 5th in Observance of Independence Day

Kerrville Public Utility Board’s drive-thru and lobby will be closed on July 5th, 2021 in observance of Independence Day. To access your account or pay your bill please visit the KPUB SmartHub App. For outage reports contact 830.257.2883 or report the outage through...

ERCOT grid operator requests energy conservation

Tight grid conditions expected due to high number of forced generation outages June 14, 2021 – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible today through Friday, June 18. A significant number of forced...

June 2021 Regular KPUB Board Meeting

Kerrville, Texas, June 11, 2021–The Kerrville Public Utility Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Click here to download the meeting agenda and here for the board packet. The meeting will be held in the KPUB...

Change in Your Home, Change in Your Pocket

Summertime can make your energy bill pricey, but it doesn’t have to. From June to September, there is almost no doubt that your bill will be at its highest for the year. The cost of air conditioning in the hot Texas summers can account for well over half of your...

Text Feature Changes & the SmartHub App

KPUB’s short message service (SMS) number has changed to a unique toll-free number to serve our customers more reliably and efficiently. Our new toll-free SMS phone number will be 1-855-959-2596. Customers that have previously enrolled in our texting service through their SmartHub account will receive a text message notifying them of this change on June 10th.
If you have yet to enroll in our texting service, here is how to do it:
1. Create a SmartHub account on the free SmartHub app for App Store and Google Play
2. Input your current mobile phone number in the SmartHub app under notifications and manage my contacts
3. Now you are signed up and are able to report outages, get an outage status, and receive updates
– To be eligible to report text outages, you must be a single active account (multiple account holders are not eligible for the text feature)
Using the texting feature:
1. Text 1-855-959-2596 “OUT” to notify KPUB that your power is out
2. Text 1-855-959-2596 “STATUS” to check the outage status and receive an update
Other features and benefits to the free SmartHub app:
1. Manage your account
2. View & pay your bill
3. Monitor your usage 24/7
4. Report service issues
5. Receive important notices
The text feature on the SmartHub app makes communicating with KPUB easier, faster, and, most importantly, more efficient. Download the free app today through the App Store and Google Play.

Public Power’s Month of Giving

June 2, 2021—The Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) is celebrating the “Public Power Month of Giving”—a monthlong event in which not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities engage in volunteer activities in their communities. The event was established by the...