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Solar and Other Ways to Save on Electricity Bills

energy policies

In 2013, Arizona earned a new nickname -“the solar state”- by participating in heated debates regarding net metering and the growing solar electric industry. As expected, the utility companies put up a fight, which resulted in a minor victory allowing them to charge a small fee on new residential solar electric installations. But the power… 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 →

APS will participate in Energy Imbalance Market

Cut Energy Cost With Energy Star Program, Other Upgrades

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced today they have signed an agreement for the Phoenix-based utility to begin participation in the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) starting in October 2016. APS customers could save $7 million to $18 million a year through EIM participation, according to an assessment by… Read More →

APS employees honored with nonprofit contributions

diversity

As a part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement, APS has created a community service award that honors full-time employees who have shown their dedication to the well-being of their communities through participation in a nonprofit organization. The first two APS employees to be recognized for their community service efforts with the APS Community… Read More →

After Hours: Coe and Van Loo’s Ryan Weed

Photo by Laura Burnett

What started as a hobby for Coe and Van Loo Consultants President Ryan Weed has now become a way to connect with clients and coworkers. Weed has been with the design and engineering firm for 18 years, working his way up from drafter, an entry level position, to president and CEO, having been asked to… Read More →

APS donation lets Food Bank distribute perishable food

freshfoods

The mission of the La Paz County Food Banks is to relieve hunger, increase self- reliance, and improve the quality of life for children and families throughout La Paz County. Now, they are able to deliver on this goal better than ever thanks to a $7,000 donation by APS, which funded the purchase of coolers… Read More →

APS established Ed And Verma Pastor Scholarship

Arizona State Credit Union Awards Scholarships

As part of APS’s commitment to Latino education, the company pledged $250,000 Wednesday to establish the Ed and Verma Pastor Legacy Scholarship, which will be administered through the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Arizona Emerging Leaders Initiative. The contribution will help provide scholarships to Latino students majoring in a STEM or a Public Policy field… Read More →

D-backs host APS Green Game on Earth Day Wednesday

2012 Employee Appreciation Dinner

The Arizona Diamondbacks, in partnership with Arizona Public Service (APS), have teamed up for the sixth annual APS Green Game, which will be held on Earth Day this Wednesday.  The goal of the event is to educate fans on how to become more energy efficient. In support of all the green efforts on Wednesday, all… Read More →

APS asks to increase solar access fee

Shea homes

APS requested today that the Arizona Corporation Commission increase the grid access charge established by the Commission in November 2013 from 70 cents per kilowatt – or approximately $5 per month – to $3 per kilowatt, or roughly $21 per month for future residential solar customers. Existing rooftop solar customers would be grandfathered under the… Read More →

Pinnacle West declares quarterly dividend

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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.595 per share of common stock, payable on March 2, 2015, to shareholders of record on February 2, 2015. Pinnacle West Capital Corp., an energy holding company based in Phoenix, has consolidated assets of about $14 billion, nearly 6,400 megawatts of generating… Read More →

CitySkate is back! Ice rink opens Saturday

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

For the fifth year in a row, close to 100,000 holiday revelers will descend on CityScape Phoenix to take part in the 10 weeks of CitySkate, the largest and only real outdoor ice rink in the Valley that is bigger than ever and dramatically placed in the center of Central Avenue. The ice rink this… Read More →

APS proposes compromise for Cholla Power Plant

Cholla

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 →

Tamale Festival coming November 15th

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

On November 15th, 2014, the 79th Annual Friendly House Tamale Dinner will move into its new event location at The Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix and present an exciting day of family-friendly festival activities. Presented by APS and organized by Friendly House, a Phoenix-based non-profit organization that has proudly served the local community since 1920,… Read More →

Department of Defense honors APS

veterans

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 →