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SRP recycling initiative results in 20 percent increase

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

Ranking Arizona voting for 2016 ends tomorrow

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona lets Arizona companies prove they’re among the 10 best in their industries. Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business, which is published annually by AZ Big Media, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in… Read More →

SRP ‘Popsicle Truck’ will roll through the Valley

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In a continued effort to inform and inspire customers to make changes in their electricity use, SRP will help unsuspecting customers alleviate the heat with a frozen treat and spread the message of energy efficiency. The SRP-branded popsicle truck will make the rounds two to three times a week in SRP’s territory from July 25… Read More →

Arizona prepares for new EPA carbon emission standards

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Arizona is preparing for new federal standards that will curtail carbon emissions coming from power plants. By the end of summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will release its final regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent nationwide and in Arizona by more than 50 percent — one of the… Read More →

SRP ranks highest among residential customers

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Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a study issued today by J.D. Power. With an increase of 8 index points from a year ago, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for the 14th consecutive year. With… Read More →

SRP expands 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 →