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SRP enhances its military hiring initiative 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


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


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


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

solar panels, renewable energy

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 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


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


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 →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015


Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015: Alliance Residential Company Most… Read More →

SRP recycling initiative results in 20 percent increase

Students from ASU School of Sustainability

In 2013, SRP’s average facility recycling rate was 11 percent. Two years and many strategically placed recycling bins later, the ‘PAB (Project Administration Building) Recycling Initiative’ reached a 31 percent recycling rate. The 20 percent bump— led by the collective action of employees— has pushed the utility to be on par at PAB with the… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Tammy McLeod: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Tammy McLeod, vice president, energy resource management, APS In her current role, McLeod directs a $2 billion fuel and purchased power budget, drives APS’ energy marketing and trading operations, energy resource planning and procurement and the construction and operations of utility-owned solar projects. Significant accomplishment: McLeod earned a 2014 Athena Award, which honors Valley businesswomen for… Read More →

Sara McCoy: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Sara McCoy, plant manager, Agua Fria Generating Station, SRP McCoy oversees production at one of SRP’s longest-running power plants. She has mentored personnel, contributed to improving collaboration between departments and led efforts to build the utility’s power grid back-up control center. Greatest accomplishment: “Achieving success at SRP, including becoming the first female plant manager, while being a… Read More →

SRP, Liberty Wildlife release herons at Roosevelt Dam

Release of Rescued Herons at Roosevelt Dam

SRP and Liberty Wildlife released two rescued, great blue herons to the wild Tuesday morning. The three-month-old herons were rescued from the top of Roosevelt Dam by SRP employee Chris Cliburn. Last spring, Cliburn found a nest with three eggs on top of a stilling well he uses every day to measure the lake levels.… Read More →