Floresville Electric Light and Power System
A municipally-owned electric distribution utility, Floresville Electric Light and Power System is headquartered in Floresville, Texas, and is a cornerstone of the community. Established in May 1942, FELPS is one of the nearly 2,000 public power utilities throughout the country that provide an important function: supplying the energy that allows us to carry on our daily lives. The area served by the System is comprised mostly of Wilson County, Texas, and extends into Bexar and Karnes Counties. The total area serviced is estimated by the management of the System to include approximately 600 square miles.
Floresville Electric Light and Power System will start using contract firms that will be utilizing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to gather survey data of our distribution power lines. This data will only be used by FELPS and its engineering firms in order to improve reliability, determine maintenance, and determine placement for communication installations on FELPS owned poles, and will not be shared with others. All UAV pilots contracted by FELPS are licensed by the FAA to fly commercially and strictly follow all FAA rules and regulations. Other than takeoff and landing, the UAV will fly between 40’ -200’ off the ground and will remain in the power line easement, TXDOT right-of-way, or County right-of-way at all times. All work will be performed between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The pilot and employees will always be within sight of the UAV, and will be in a vehicle marked with their company information and a FELPS logo. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding any vehicles, personnel, or the UAV, please contact our dispatcher at 830-216-7000 extensions 240 or 245.