New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) was established in 1942 when the City Commission of New Braunfels, Texas, purchased the electric transmission and distribution systems from Guadalupe Electric Company, formerly owned by the San Antonio Public Service Company, that served the City of New Braunfels and the surrounding area. In 1959, operations of the water and wastewater systems were transferred to NBU from the City.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of our community by providing innovative essential services.
Vision: New Braunfels Utilities will be recognized as a trusted community partner dedicated to excellence in service.
NBU is one of 2,000 community-owned, nonprofit, public power utilities in the nation.
The NBU Board of Trustees is comprised of four residents of the City of New Braunfels and the current mayor of the City. The New Braunfels City Council appoints the Board members to five-year staggered terms.
This means you have a voice in how we maintain and operate the electric, water, and
wastewater systems. You can find more about our Board of Trustees.
New Braunfels Utilities invests in community betterment, including infrastructure electric, water, and wastewater resources and programs.
Monthly, NBU bills its customers for City of New Braunfels services including garbage
and recycling collection.
Each year, NBU conducts a City transfer, which is used to keep tax rates as low as
possible and supports funding for fire, police, and our area parks.
The NBU Board of Trustees generally meets the last Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Meeting dates and times are posted online here and at the City of New Braunfels.
New Braunfels Utilities has a diverse power supply portfolio in order to procure energy for its customers that is reliable, low cost, and has reduced price volatility. More specifically, providing Energy Efficiency Resources are an essential part of how NBU strives to educate the community and encourage conservation.
For press releases or specific questions outside of Public Information Act requests, contact our media contacts for more information – their contact information is found here.
If you are looking to request information regarding open records, any individual wishing to inspect or receive a copy of public records retained by NBU must make the request in writing and may choose to do so online by submitting this form or by mail as pertains to the Texas Public Information Act.
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|Monday, January 18, 2021||Martin Luther King Day|
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|Friday, September 24, 2021||Comal County Fair Day|
|Thursday, November 25, 2021||Thanksgiving|
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