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Four RDP attorneys honored as Best Lawyers

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, said four attorneys have been honored as 2015 Best Lawyers®. The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession, now in its 20th edition. Attorneys who are recognized as Best Lawyers® are confidentially evaluated… Read More →

Fortis boosts power with Acquisition of UNS Energy

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Fortis Inc. completed its acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation, adding UNS Energy subsidiaries Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES) to its growing international family of electric and gas utility companies. TEP and UES will remain headquartered in Tucson under local control with current management and staffing levels and no planned changes to… Read More →

Lake Mead’s low water levels may impact Arizona

Lake Mead's water level is at its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s.

Lake Mead is one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system, and its receding shoreline is raising concerns about the future of a network serving the perennially parched Southwest. Marina operators, water managers and farmers are closely tracking the reservoir’s water level, which is already at its lowest point since Hoover… Read More →

First Solar Builds Highest Efficiency Thin Film PV Cell

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First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) research cell conversion efficiency, achieving 21.0 percent efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab. The record-setting cell was constructed at the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio manufacturing factory and Research & Development Center,… Read More →

Department of Defense honors APS

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that Arizona Public Service (APS) of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and… Read More →

EPA ruling may close Navajo Generating Station by 2044

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The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners… Read More →

APS Fund provides grants to first responders

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First responder agencies in Arizona now have the opportunity to apply for grants through a new APS Fund within the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The fund, seeded with $50,000 from APS, is available to agencies within APS’s service territory throughout the state and provides the opportunity to procure much needed life-saving equipment. “We have… Read More →

SRP Customers Set Record for Energy Demand

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For the first time since 2012, Salt River Project on Wednesday delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers. Between 4 and 5 p.m., SRP delivered an estimated retail peak demand of 6,707 megawatts. That peak topped the previous SRP high this summer of 6,382 megawatts on July 22 and the all-time… Read More →

SRP Ranked No. 1 in Performance by J.D. Power

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Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a report issued today by J.D. Power. With an increase of 21 performance points from a year ago, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for the 13th consecutive year.… Read More →

Navajo Nation plans tribal energy summit

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The Navajo Nation is hugely dependent on coal for revenue. Tribal officials want to get their government talking about how to diversify the portfolio at an energy summit. The tribe’s Division of Natural Resources is sponsoring the summit to be held July 23-24 at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort east of Flagstaff. Navajo President… Read More →

SRP Water Supply Good after Sparse 2014 Runoff

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In case anyone missed it, the five-month 2014 winter runoff season finished quite a bit like the previous three January-through-May periods: DRY. In fact, this year’s five-month snowmelt season produced only 148,000 acre-feet _ the eighth-driest since Salt River Project has been keeping records for the last 116 years and the fourth consecutive year with… Read More →

Snell & Wilmer Significantly Expands Environmental Group

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Snell & Wilmer announced the addition of seven attorneys and a policy advisor to the firm’s environmental and natural resources group in Phoenix. These additions significantly expand Snell & Wilmer’s existing practice group to over 40 attorneys across its multiple offices throughout the western United States. The group joins the firm from Polsinelli, where it… Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan Completes Acquisition in Gulf of Mexico

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced that its oil and gas subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G), has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain part of Apache Corporation’s (Apache) (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) interests in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Following the exercise of preferential purchase rights by other working interest… Read More →

First Solar Building Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant

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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced it has received board approval from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for financing to support construction of the 141MW(ac) Luz del Norte solar power plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The loans, which… Read More →