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(New Braunfels, TX – July 9, 2024) – New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) sent a team of linemen and support personnel to Jasper, TX. NBU dispatched assistance around 6 a.m. this morning with bucket trucks and support vehicles for an expected deployment of seven days. The crew will help with restoration efforts in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Beryl, which left millions of people without power in Southeast and East Texas.

The City of Jasper requested mutual aid support through the Texas Public Power Association network. As a community-owned utility company, NBU is part of a network of over 2,000 public power utilities that answer the call for mutual aid to help restore power during major events. When storms like Hurricane Beryl hit, utilities are often faced with a long and difficult process of repairing damage to their systems. This is made even more difficult in smaller communities that do not have large electric departments or access to independent contractors to help with restoration.

“I am proud to work with such caring individuals who work not only on behalf of the New Braunfels community but are also willing to support our public power neighbors in their time of need,” said CEO Ryan Kelso. “Just as importantly, we have an outstanding team remaining behind ready to take care of any issues that may arise here. We are glad to be able to provide this assistance to another public power community as it has been offered to NBU in the past and may be needed again in the future.”

This will be NBU’s second trip to Jasper. They previously assisted the city in recovery after Hurricane Laura in August 2020.


About New Braunfels Utilities:
New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) strives to be a trusted community partner dedicated to excellence in service and is one of 2,000 community-owned, nonprofit public power electric utilities in the nation.  With a mission of strengthening our community by providing resilient essential services, NBU is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of residents appointed by the New Braunfels City Council. New Braunfels Utilities provides electric, water, and wastewater services.  Utility revenues are continually invested back into the systems of the customers, which benefits the community.  New Braunfels Utilities makes an annual transfer to the City of New Braunfels, which in turn helps to pay for services such as fire, police, and parks.  Follow NBU on Facebook at, on X at @nbutexas, and to learn more, visit