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SRP expand biodiesel fleet to cut emissions

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When Salt River Project launched its biodiesel pilot program in 1999, there was no guarantee or expectation that it would grow or become as successful as it is 16 years later. To date, 41 percent of the vehicles in SRP’s fleet are powered by B-20 biodiesel fuel, which is a blend of 20 percent vegetable… Read More →

Phoenix ranked No. 1 for energy efficiency

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has ranked Phoenix the Number 1 big-city local government in the nation for energy efficiency. The Council lauded the city for achieving its 2015 goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in local government operations and then resetting its targets to be even more stringent. The City of Phoenix… Read More →

Gilbert Chamber hands out business awards

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The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce has announced business and individual award recipients at the Ninth Annual Business Awards Luncheon, presented by American Furniture Warehouse. All finalists are nominated by the local business community and winners are determined by a committee of peer Chamber members. The 2015 Annual Business Award winners are: Volunteer of the Year: … Read More →

East Valley Partnership will host SRP forum on water

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East Valley Partnership, a coalition of civic, business, educational and political leaders dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the East Valley of Greater Phoenix, is hosting a Salt River Project lunch forum, “Keeping Water Flowing” beginning at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, located at 60 E. 5th St.… Read More →

APS completes huge transmission project

Arizona Public Service recently completed work on one of the largest transmission construction projects in the west - a 500-kilovolt (kV) power line that connects Phoenix to Yuma.

Arizona Public Service recently completed work on one of the largest transmission construction projects in the west – a 500-kilovolt (kV) power line that connects Phoenix to Yuma. The project will bolster the reliability for Yuma area customers and the entire desert southwest. The 110-mile transmission line runs from the Hassayampa substation (near the Palo… Read More →

Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

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Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made “impressive jumps” and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday. The second biennial ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy of the largest 51 cities in the nation saw Phoenix… Read More →

APS will participate in Energy Imbalance Market

Cut Energy Cost With Energy Star Program, Other Upgrades

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced today they have signed an agreement for the Phoenix-based utility to begin participation in the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) starting in October 2016. APS customers could save $7 million to $18 million a year through EIM participation, according to an assessment by… Read More →

$924M bond sale approved by SRP board, council

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Salt River Project’s Board and Council has approved the sale of more than $924 million of highly rated, Series A public power revenue bonds, which will save SRP customers more than $130 million over the next 20 years — more than $90 million on a present value basis — and lower SRP’s overall borrowing costs. Associate General… Read More →

APS employees honored with nonprofit contributions

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As a part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement, APS has created a community service award that honors full-time employees who have shown their dedication to the well-being of their communities through participation in a nonprofit organization. The first two APS employees to be recognized for their community service efforts with the APS Community… Read More →

APS donation lets Food Bank distribute perishable food

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The mission of the La Paz County Food Banks is to relieve hunger, increase self- reliance, and improve the quality of life for children and families throughout La Paz County. Now, they are able to deliver on this goal better than ever thanks to a $7,000 donation by APS, which funded the purchase of coolers… Read More →

Silicon Ranch selects First Solar technology for project

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Nashville-based renewable energy provider Silicon Ranch Corporation and Tempe-based First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) announce the selection of First Solar technology and products for the 12-Megawatt (MW)AC solar power project that will provide power to Aerojet Rocketdyne and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) in East Camden, Arkansas. Silicon Ranch has selected First Solar’s advanced thin… Read More →

SRP customer shares ways to save on utility bill

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With a little planning, Aprilee Peña, a Gilbert mother of three, will save money on her energy bills this summer, while keeping cool and comfortable. The Peña family is one of more than 100,000 customers who are already on the SRP EZ-3™ Price Plan. Last year, the Peña’s saved close to $300 by limiting energy use… Read More →

APS established Ed And Verma Pastor Scholarship

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As part of APS’s commitment to Latino education, the company pledged $250,000 Wednesday to establish the Ed and Verma Pastor Legacy Scholarship, which will be administered through the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Arizona Emerging Leaders Initiative. The contribution will help provide scholarships to Latino students majoring in a STEM or a Public Policy field… Read More →

Six SRP employees honored for volunteer work

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In recognition of the invaluable contribution of their time, efforts and expertise to their communities, six SRP employee volunteers were awarded the SRP Presidents’ Volunteer Spirit Award. The award recognizes employees and retirees who are leaders in volunteerism and who serve as excellent examples of the power of caring. “One of the truly remarkable aspects… Read More →