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Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say

The Navajo Generating Station near Page burns locally mined coal to generate power for the Central Arizona Project, among other clients. But competition from low-priced natural gas will lead to the plant’s closure by 2019, its owners say. (Photo by Bill Morrow/Creative Commons)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Energy

The owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page voted today to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site. The coal-fired plant has been under financial pressure from historically low natural gas prices, but closing it would mean the loss… Read More →

East Valley Partnership adds new board chair, vice-chair

Transportation corridor in the east valley, the Superstition Freeway, U.S. Route 60 viewed from above looking west from Mesa towards Tempe and Phoenix. (Copyright: hideftrphoto / 123RF Stock Photo)

The East Valley Partnership (EVP), a business advocacy group dedicated to improving business and quality of life in the East Valley region of greater Phoenix, has welcomed new board leadership since the untimely passing of Board Chair, Rick Jones this past December. During the February board of directors meeting, the board approved interim Chair, Rhonda… Read More →

APS Foundation donates $250K to fight cancer at PCH

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The APS Foundation presented Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a $250,000 grant in support of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD). The APS Foundation has a warm history of awarding grants towards charitable endeavors. When Phoenix Children’s announced Hope Lives Here, a campaign to build the new CCBD, APS stepped in to establish… Read More →

Construction on largest APS solar plant finished

APS Solar Plant
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Arizona Public Service‘s (APS) largest solar plant to date was recently completed in Red Rock, Arizona, nearly 40 miles Northwest of Tucson near Interstate 10. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. finished the 40 megawatt, 400-acre solar plant at 25990 E. Camino Adelante Rd., for APS. The plant has 2,286 single-axis trackers supporting 182,880 photovoltaic panels. Construction on… Read More →

APS, Suns award $50K to teachers for STEM projects

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New technologies are changing the ways we live and work. Soon, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and virtual reality will be the norm. Today’s students must equip themselves with knowledge in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math to prepare for the jobs of the future. APS and the Phoenix Suns are investing in… Read More →

25 philanthropic companies in Arizona

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Giving back isn’t just the right thing to do for the communities a business serves, it also might be the best thing for its bottom line. According to the 2015 Giving in Numbers report, a study that examined the corporate philanthropic endeavors of 271 of the world’s largest companies from 2012-2014, the impact of societal… Read More →

Valley of the Sun United Way names ‘Live United Top 20’

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It just doesn’t happen without them. And it’s time they got the recognition they deserve. Valley of the Sun United Way relies heavily on the generous support of organizations in our community to help it fulfill its mission of improving the lives of children and families in need. Valley of the Sun United Way announced this year’s members of the Live… Read More →

APS grant helps Waste Not feed Arizona families

Waste Not

According to the USDA, more than 30 percent of retail and consumer food gets tossed every day. That equates to more than 430 billion pounds of food wasted each year. USDA figures show that 24.2 percent of children in Arizona under 18 are food insecure, the 3rd highest rate in the country, behind only New… Read More →

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy partners with APS on family programs

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Fall is here and there’s no better way for Arizona families to enjoy outdoor fun and fitness than by discovering nature together. Thanks to $12,500 worth of in-kind support from Arizona Public Service (APS) for education programs and collateral materials, families can now take advantage of two free programs at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, starting… Read More →

APS honors 6 employees for community commitment

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As part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement, APS has created a community service award that honors full-time employees who have demonstrated dedication to the well-being of their communities by volunteering with a nonprofit organization. This is the second year APS has recognized deserving employees with the APS Community Service Award. The 2016 award… Read More →

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM grants

Arizona School Choice Trust

What do cardboard boat races, worm farms, robot coding and solar car design have in common? They are all recent classroom projects funded by STEM mini-grants from APS and the Phoenix Suns. And, effective immediately, Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the APS service territory are invited to apply for STEM mini-grants… Read More →

APS Foundation continues focus on STEM education

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Fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout Arizona and the Four Corners area will receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants, the APS Foundation announced. Supporting science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) and other education programs has been the Foundation’s principal focus since 2012. “Arizona is blessed to have a number of local organizations… Read More →

New Science Center chair hopes to draw more girls to STEM

Cancer research

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. As the new chairman of the board for Arizona Science Center, Barbara Lockwood hopes to change that statistic, by inspiring young women and girls with her leadership. When asked how she plans to inspire Arizona young women and girls… Read More →

Tempe Chamber announces new board of directors

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has confirmed five new members to its Board of Directors. Beginning their terms on July 1 will be: Tracy Bullock, Bullock Training & Development Tracy Bullock is the President of Bullock Training & Development, Inc., an authorized Sandler Training® center. She delivered strategic business development with Procter & Gamble for… Read More →