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SRP offers new way for customers to support green energy

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Salt River Project is offering a new, simple way for customers to green up their energy through solar and other renewable energy sources via the SRP EarthWise Energy program. The program is attractive to customers who want to go green, but may not have the option to actually install solar systems on their homes or… Read More →

Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say

The Navajo Generating Station near Page burns locally mined coal to generate power for the Central Arizona Project, among other clients. But competition from low-priced natural gas will lead to the plant’s closure by 2019, its owners say. (Photo by Bill Morrow/Creative Commons)
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The owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page voted today to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site. The coal-fired plant has been under financial pressure from historically low natural gas prices, but closing it would mean the loss… Read More →

Mobile app puts control at SRP customers’ fingertips

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Salt River Project’s nearly 1 million residential power customers and 25,000 irrigation customers now have even more ways to stay connected with two, new SRP Mobile Apps for smart phones and tablets. SRP launched two mobile apps for on the App Store for iOS users or the Google Play store for Android users. The SRP Power… Read More →

Arizona still a power in solar power, despite other states’ gains

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A month after it announced plans to develop a new solar power plant in Gila Bend, Vasari Energy was back in November to double down on its Arizona investment, expanding the plant’s capacity to power more than 7,000 homes. For California-based Vasari Energy it was a smart business move to bolster the company’s planned solar… Read More →

APS, Suns award $50K to teachers for STEM projects

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New technologies are changing the ways we live and work. Soon, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and virtual reality will be the norm. Today’s students must equip themselves with knowledge in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math to prepare for the jobs of the future. APS and the Phoenix Suns are investing in… Read More →

$761M bond sale approved by SRP board, council

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

Salt River Project’s Board and Council approved the refunding sale of more than $761 million of highly rated, 2016 Series A public power revenue bonds, which will save SRP customers more than $151 million over the next 21 years — more than $112 million on a present value basis — and lower SRP’s overall borrowing… Read More →

SRP will begin 1st biomass test burn at CGS on Wednesday

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Salt River Project this week will begin a three-week test burn of more than 3,900 tons – or about 300 acres – of forest debris biomass at its Coronado Generating Station (CGS). The test is planned as part of the continued stewardship of Arizona’s water and power resources by evaluating the viability of reducing fire… Read More →

APS grant helps Waste Not feed Arizona families

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According to the USDA, more than 30 percent of retail and consumer food gets tossed every day. That equates to more than 430 billion pounds of food wasted each year. USDA figures show that 24.2 percent of children in Arizona under 18 are food insecure, the 3rd highest rate in the country, behind only New… Read More →

HEAT Forum recap

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On Wednesday, Oct. 5, experts from Arizona’s Healthcare, Energy, Aerospace and Technology industries convened to discuss innovation, challenges and success stories within their industries at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.   [View the story “HEAT Forum” on Storify] HEAT Forum recap was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Jesse A. Millard

SRP and EVgo unveil electric vehicle charging stations

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Salt River Project is partnering with EVgo to provide five new electric vehicle fast-charging EVgo Stations in SRP’s service territory. In less than 30 minutes, EVgo’s dependable DC fast-chargers can deliver close to a full charge to nearly any fast charge-capable vehicle on the road today. The station, located at the Biltmore Fashion Park, is… Read More →

APS honors 6 employees for community commitment

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As part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement, APS has created a community service award that honors full-time employees who have demonstrated dedication to the well-being of their communities by volunteering with a nonprofit organization. This is the second year APS has recognized deserving employees with the APS Community Service Award. The 2016 award… Read More →

HEAT Forum panelists to discuss Arizona’s innovations

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On Oct. 5, a panel of experts from the healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology industries will convene to talk about Arizona’s knowledge-based economy and its successes. The inaugural HEAT Forum will spotlight the developments and innovations happening in Arizona and explore how those breakthroughs are impacting the state and changing the world. The time’s have changed since… Read More →

SRP launches major renewable energy project with Apple

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Salt River Project’s Board of Directors approved an agreement to purchase the energy produced from Apple’s new 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant, located in Pinal County east of its data command center in Mesa. SRP was part of an Arizona team that worked with Apple to locate in the East Valley in 2014, and later… Read More →

Learning grants by SRP awarded to 25 schools

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Students across Arizona will explore the wonders of electricity, learn about math and science by growing plants in greenhouses built on their campuses and much more thanks to Learning Grants by SRP. The grant program, which awarded more than $117,000 to 25 schools, provides a unique opportunity for schools and teachers to develop projects and programs… Read More →