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APS invested $10M in Arizona nonprofits in 2015

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APS announced, Monday, its 2015 community investment in Arizona, which totaled more than $10 million. This amount includes grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations from APS and the APS Foundation to nonprofit organizations and educators throughout the state. In addition, APS employees donated more than 123,000 hours in volunteer time to Arizona nonprofits, an economic impact… Read More →

Is an electric vehicle right for you?

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Folks considering getting an electric vehicle in the near feature would be interested in using Salt River Project’s new online tool that helps guide customers in the purchasing decision. The online tool calculates the potential first-year electric bill impacts and fuel savings of an electric vehicle compared to a conventional gas vehicle. Users can select… Read More →

SRP ranked highest by business customers

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In a study issued Wednesday by J.D. Power, Salt River Project ranks highest in customer satisfaction for business electric service among large electricity providers in the West Region for the third consecutive year. This is the sixth time in the last seven years SRP has been ranked highest in the study. SRP’s overall customer satisfaction… Read More →

SRP will supply green energy for football title game

University of Phoenix Stadium, Photo: Flickr, Ken Lund

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… Read More →

Palo Verde nuclear power plant continues to defy desert

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Energy

Many scientists and engineers consider the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to be a feat of engineering because it’s not near a large body of water – unlike other nuclear power plants around the world. Mike McLaughlin, general manager at Palo Verde, has worked at the plant for four years. He said the plant, in… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

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Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →

SRP enhances its military hiring initiative

123rf.com: Oleg Dudko

Building on a long tradition of support for our veterans, Salt River Project has expanded its efforts to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees. SRP is expanding its current policy to provide full pay for up to two years for employees called to active duty. Current SRP employees who are also Arizona National Guard members… Read More →

WESTMARC honors winners of Best of the West Awards

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WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, honored West Valley individuals, businesses, and projects at the 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards held on November 5. Nearly 500 business and community leaders and elected officials from throughout the valley gathered in a celebration of the Best of the West. Dr. Marwan Sabbagh was presented with the West Valley Inspiration… Read More →

SRP recognizes top energy-saving businesses

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From a children’s home, to churches, schools, homebuilders and an employee-owned grocery chain, the nominees for SRP’s “Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards” are diverse, yet similar in their commitment to reduce, conserve and save. During the second annual awards luncheon on Oct. 29, which featured six-time Olympic Gold Medal swimmer and paraplegic Amy Van Dyken… Read More →

Tempe advances plan to increase renewable energy

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Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Tempe City Council motioned to approve a 20-year agreement with SolarCity that will put Tempe on the map as an energy efficient city. “I so move to approve this,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby, sporting a big smile. Mitchell and the council hope the approval will advance the city’s plan to… Read More →

First solar plant in Arizona receives ADOSH recognition

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The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department will present Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar 1 plant as a “STAR Site” through the Voluntary Protection Program “VPP.” This is the first time a solar plant in Arizona has been recognized and awarded by ADOSH. Companies and jobsites that are awarded the STAR… Read More →

SRP awards Learning Grants to 28 Schools

123rf.com: Brian Jackson

Students across Arizona will explore outer space, learn about plants in greenhouses built on their campuses and much more thanks to Learning Grants by SRP. The grant program, which awarded more than $125,000 to 28 schools, provides a unique opportunity for schools and teachers to develop projects and programs that improve student performance objectives in math… Read More →

SRP board approves temporary price decrease

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SRP’s publicly-elected Board of Directors has approved an overall average 1.2 percent price decrease beginning in November and ending with the 2016 April billing cycle that will save the average customer just under $1 per month. The temporary reduction in prices is intended to balance an over-collection in the Environmental Programs Cost Adjustment Factor, or… Read More →

Ranking Arizona® will get a new look for the 2016 edition

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The 19th edition of “Ranking Arizona®: The Best of Arizona Business” will feature a makeover of the editorial content to help readers learn more about their favorite Arizona-based businesses. “Historically, we have published traditional profiles of each company,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “This year, we are going deeper. We are… Read More →