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Arizona Science Center hosts energy expo

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Over the next several years, the utility industry expects to lose about 50 percent of its workforce to attrition. In an effort to build a sustainable pipeline of skilled, career-focused workers, the Arizona Sun Corridor- Get Into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC) will host the first Arizona Get Into Energy Education Expo at Arizona Science Center in… Read More →

SRP Surpasses Energy Efficiency Goals

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Salt River Project exceeded its annual goal of helping residential and commercial customers save energy and money through the utility’s Energy Efficiency programs and initiatives. Last year, SRP’s Energy Efficiency programs for both residential and commercial customers provided annual energy savings equal to 2.3 percent of SRP’s retail energy sales that resulted in a savings… Read More →

Gilbert Building its First CNG Station

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Gilbert is moving forward with plans for its first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station which will be located at Gilbert’s South Area Service Center on Greenfield Road. The facility is planned to have capacity to fuel up to 70 CNG truck in an eight-hour time frame at final build-out. With a program budget of… Read More →

Harmon Solar Making a Solar Power Impact in Rural Arizona

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Driving around the Valley, it’s hard to miss all of the solar panel installations that are taking place at many of the schools around town. What you probably haven’t noticed is this same type of activity is also happening at schools in more rural parts of the state. Through APS’ Solar for Schools and Government… Read More →

APS proposes compromise for Cholla Power Plant

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The coal-fired Cholla Power Plant in Joseph City, Ariz., will close its 260-megawatt Unit 2 by April 2016 and stop burning coal at the other APS-owned units (1 and 3) by the mid-2020s if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves a compromise proposal offered by APS, the plant’s owner. APS also will ask the… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

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BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

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 →