Energy Archives

SRP customers set another record for energy demand

For the second consecutive day, Salt River Project on Tuesday delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers. Between 5 and 6 p.m., SRP delivered an estimated retail peak demand of 7,219 megawatts. That peak topped Monday’s SRP system peak of 6,981 megawatts, which surpassed the 2016 peak of 6,873 megawatts. SRP,… Read More →

How has the Arizona Energy Consortium impacted the sector?

The last time Az Business magazine sat down to talk with the leaders of the Arizona Energy Consortium (AEC), the organization was still operating under the umbrella of the Arizona Technology Council. A lot has changed since that time. Co-executive directors Michelle De Blasi — a director at Fennemore Craig — and Chris Davey —… Read More →

Phoenix approves historic Colorado River conservation agreement

Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an agreement with tribal, state, federal and philanthropic leaders to help protect the Colorado River and preserve water levels in Lake Mead.  The agreement with State of Arizona, the Gila River Indian Community, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Walton Family Foundation will save… Read More →

Salt River Project will receive 2017 Freedom Award

Salt River Project has been recognized for the critical role it plays in our nation’s defense.  Tempe-based SRP doesn’t manufacture tanks or warplanes.  It isn’t on the front lines of cyberwarfare.  It doesn’t ship troops to and from deployments. Instead, SRP plays its role by supporting its military employees, enabling them to serve our nation.… Read More →

Energy innovations open opportunities for Arizona’s energy sector

energy storage

Many of the innovations happening in the energy sector involve solving intermittency issues brought to the table by renewable energy darlings like photovoltaic solar and wind generation. With photovoltaic solar providing the bulk of its energy during off peak hours and wind turbines unable to generate anything on a windless day, the energy sector has… Read More →

Here’s how Arizona can become a regional energy hub

Arizona as a energy hub

If you talk with energy experts in Arizona and across the world, they’ll tell you it’s an exciting time to be in energy. Advancements in solar, storage, smart grid technologies and beyond are making renewable energy cheaper and more innovative. And then there are the increasing renewable energy standards set in California, which is creating huge… Read More →

Arizona Mining Association rallies support for Navajo Generating Station

Fennemore Craig

The Arizona Mining Association brought together policymakers, tribal leaders and industry members to demonstrate support for long-term operation of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) at a major Phoenix rally.  Leaders emphasized the importance of keeping the plant operating well into the future to protect affordable energy, skilled Navajo and Hopi jobs and economic strength in… Read More →

Aligned Energy opens 51-acre ultra-efficient data center

Aligned Energy, a data center infrastructure technology company that offers colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, telecom, enterprise and service providers, announced today the opening of its second ultra-efficient, adaptive data center in Phoenix, Arizona.  Nearly 300 attendees, including political officials, partners, and business leaders, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.  Situated on… Read More →

SRP and East Valley Partnership host sustainability forum

Sustainable Energy in Arizona - AB Magazine November/December 2011

Discover just how sustainable our region is, and the impact sustainability has on various sectors of our life and economy, during the 2017 SRP Forum —Sustainability in the PHX East Valley on Tuesday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m., at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to keynote… Read More →

Fulton Homes earns 3rd Energy Star Partner of the Year

National Bank of Arizona, APS Energy Efficiency Partnership

Fulton Homes, a local home builder, has been awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year in Sustained Excellence. They are one of only nine companies in the country to win this award in their category. This makes them the only builder to win this award three times. The Energy Start Partner of the Year… Read More →

New solar plant will charge huge battery for SRP

energy supply - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

SRP announced a 20-year power purchase agreement for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery project that will be located in Pinal County.  SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the Pinal Central Energy Center, located near Coolidge, which will be constructed and owned by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. A subsidiary of… Read More →

SRP helps customers choose solar installer

Clean Energy

Installing solar on a home can be a complex process, and Salt River Project has a new Preferred Solar Installer Program to help customers make the best, informed decisions for their particular needs. The program provides a resource for customers to find participating solar installers to guide them through the process.  Qualified SRP Preferred Solar… Read More →

Phoenix slips in national ranking of cities for solar energy capacity

Solar Energy Capacity

Phoenix fell from third to fifth place among cities for total installed solar capacity last year, slowed by charges imposed on Arizona solar users at time when other cities surged ahead with new installation. That was the finding of the annual “Shining Cities” report by Environment America, which ranks the 20 cities with the largest… Read More →

Solar jobs continue growth in Arizona, not as fast as rest of nation

Solar jobs announcement

Arizona saw a 6 percent increase in solar jobs in 2016, bouncing back from a sharp drop the year before but still trailing well behind the national average growth of 25 percent in solar jobs. Arizona’s 7,310 solar-related jobs put it seventh-most among states last year, according to the Solar Foundation’s 2016 National Solar Jobs… Read More →