About Smart Energy Education

Our planet has limited resources that require long-term solutions. To create a better tomorrow, we need a new generation of innovators to help solve these problems.

To address these challenges, Itron, Inc., CPS Energy, The Webber Energy Group at The University of Texas at Austin, and Disco Learning Media have partnered to create Smart Energy Education – a new initiative that aims to improve energy and water literacy, encourage conservation, and advance sustainability awareness.

Smart Energy Education is composed of several robust STEM programs, such as the Resourcefulness, an energy and water eCourse for high school students, and the Watt Watchers of Texas, a K-12 energy-saving program for schools and families. Each program on Smart Energy Education provides a wealth of learning materials, from standards-aligned lessons and activities to videos and interactive games.  Additionally, many programs are also available in Spanish as a result of Itron and CPS Energy’s ongoing commitment to bring energy and water literacy to as many communities as possible.

Funded by global technology leader Itron, Inc. and CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally-owned energy company, Smart Energy Education is part of a larger energy-literacy program initiative to build a strong future talent pipeline. Smart Energy Education is bridging collaboration among community thought leaders, trusted educational programs and digital platforms that are working to improve energy-water literacy within the Greater San Antonio community, and around the world. The goal of the Smart Energy Education initiative is to demonstrate how improving energy and water literacy can foster community engagement, and inspire collaborations among communities to solve the world’s greatest challenges of the future.

For those who aspire to become the next generation of problem solvers and to create a more resourceful world, begin your journey with Smart Energy Education. 

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely, and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world.


Established in 1860, CPS Energy is the nation’s largest public power, natural gas and electric company, providing safe, reliable, and competitively-priced service to 840,750 electric and 352,585 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties. Our customers’ combined energy bills rank among the lowest of the nation’s 20 largest cities – while generating $7 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for more than seven decades. As a trusted and strong community partner, we continuously focus on job creation, economic development and educational investment. True to our People First philosophy, we are powered by our skilled workforce, whose commitment to the community is demonstrated through our employees’ volunteerism in giving back to our city and programs aimed at bringing value to our customers. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation.

Smart Energy Education is produced with support from