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APS Foundation continues focus on STEM education

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Fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout Arizona and the Four Corners area will receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants, the APS Foundation announced. Supporting science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) and other education programs has been the Foundation’s principal focus since 2012. “Arizona is blessed to have a number of local organizations… Read More →

Officials back bill to encourage renewable energy on public lands

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, is hopeful his bill on renewable energy on public lands - with more than 60 co-sponsors - will pass because it “transcends political divisions.” (Photo by Emily Zentner/Cronkite News)

State and federal officials praised a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would encourage renewable energy development on public lands by streamlining the permitting process and letting local governments share in revenues from the projects. The bill would “level the playing field” between renewable and fossil fuel projects on federal lands by creating a streamlined leasing process… Read More →

SRP ranks highest in West among residential customers

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Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a study issued Wednesday by J.D. Power. With a Customer Satisfaction Index score of 730 on a 1,000-point scale in this year’s ranking, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for… Read More →

Az Business names Most Influential Women of 2016

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They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016, as selected from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and industries may differ, the women we… Read More →

Fulton Homes earns honor for energy efficiency

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The Environmental Protection Agency recognized Tempe-based homebuilder Fulton Homes for being an industry leader in building energy-saving homes. For the second consecutive year Fulton Homes has received the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for its dedication to offering safer and healthier homes through participating in the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program. Fulton Homes is the only homebuilder in… Read More →

SRP: 6 tips to prepare for summer monsoons

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As the Valley prepares for the first monsoons of the season, Salt River Project is prepared to handle the heat and storms. SRP’s transmission, distribution, generation and planned energy purchases are equipped to serve the summer demand. SRP plans for the summer heat and storms throughout the year by maintaining its transmission and distribution systems… Read More →

SRP OKs summer price decrease

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In the midst of rising summer temperatures, SRP’s Board of Directors has approved an overall average 3.7 percent decrease in electricity prices for the two hottest months of this year that will save the typical residential customer about $7.60 per month, or about a combined $15.20 for the July and August billing cycles. SRP’s publicly… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Why isn’t Arizona leading in solar energy?

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Solar energy used to be a backyard hobby. Because of high costs, the emerging technology was a 
pipe dream for most, but as the green movement gained traction and the price decreased, solar has become a viable energy source of the future. In 2008, President Barack Obama’s economic recovery included the Solar Investment Tax Credit, which… Read More →

NAU brightens sustainable outlook with solar deal

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Northern Arizona University took its latest step toward long-term sustainable operations Tuesday by announcing that the university will host a large solar panel system on campus. NAU President Rita Cheng signed documents at a ceremony on campus to mark the project’s launch. Student representatives and officials from Arizona Public Service also attended. “There are many people… Read More →

SRP employees honored for volunteer work

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In honor of the hundreds of SRP employees who devote thousands of hours to worthy causes, six employees have been chosen to receive the SRP Presidents’ Volunteer Spirit Award. The award recognizes employees and retirees who are leaders in volunteerism and who serve as examples of the power of caring. “One of the truly remarkable aspects of the… Read More →

Tips for installing rooftop solar

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With an average of 299 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder Arizona is experiencing one of the largest increases in solar installations in the nation.  The abundance of sunshine is wonderful for creating clean, renewable solar energy, but Arizona’s weather isn’t always ideal for our roofs. Weather factors can greatly affect your solar panel… Read More →

Cardinals, SRP host ‘Marquee Math Competition’

University of Phoenix Stadium, Photo: Flickr, Ken Lund

The Arizona Cardinals and SRP will host the seventh annual “Marquee Math Competition” for students from 10 Valley high schools at University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students from Valley high schools including Highland, Campo Verde, Mesquite, Mountain Pointe, Red Mountain, Tolleson, Westwood, Gilbert Classic Academy, University and Williams… Read More →

SRP, ASU work to identify algae strains

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Researchers at ASU and engineers at SRP are conducting joint research studies to find new ways to utilize algae in the desert, specifically in the operation of power plants. Dr. Tom Dempster is working on ways for algae to be used for carbon capture and sequestration. The research, still in its infancy, could be used… Read More →