University of Phoenix Stadium, Photo: Flickr, Ken Lund

SRP will supply green energy for football title game

The College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson will be powered by green energy provided by the Salt River Project, in support of the Arizona organizing Committee.

The electricity needed to power the College Football Playoff National Championship, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, will be from 100 percent renewable energy resources to offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with game day.

“Providing green energy to the game is a great opportunity to showcase SRP’s commitment to renewable energy,” said Tom Cooper, SRP director of Resource Planning and Development. “It helps increase awareness of the pivotal role renewable energy plays in an energy portfolio designed to deliver affordable, reliable power to SRP customers.”

The SRP Board set a goal to meet 20 percent of SRP’s retail electricity requirements through sustainable resources by the year 2020.  Currently, SRP is ahead of schedule – providing more than 14 percent of retail energy needs through sustainable resources, which include solar, wind and geothermal energy, hydro power as well as energy-efficiency measures.

SRP is a community-based nonprofit utility.  It is the third-largest public power utility in the nation, serving more than 1 million electric customers in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.  SRP is also the largest provider of water to the Phoenix area, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to agricultural, urban and municipal water users.

 

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