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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 →

Southwest Renewable Resource launches Website

energy policies

The member electric utility companies of the Southwest Variable Energy Resources Initiative (SVERI) have launched a dedicated website that provides near real-time data for renewable energy resources from across the desert Southwest. SVERI is partnering with the University of Arizona to collect, display and analyze generator output and electric customer load data from the participating… Read More →

Palo Verde Unit 2 Ranked as Top Generator


For the 22nd consecutive year, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station was the nation’s largest power producer, generating 31.4 million megawatt-hours in 2013. With this milestone, Palo Verde remains the only U.S. generating facility to ever produce more than 30 million megawatt-hours in a year – an operational accomplishment the plant has achieved on nine separate… Read More →

CBRE Completes $23.5M Sale of Elliot Corporate Center in Tempe

Elliot Corp Center

CBRE arranged the sale of Elliot Corporate Center located at 875 W. Elliot Road in Tempe, Ariz. The 223,392 square-foot office building commanded a sale price of $23.5 million, or $105.20 per square-foot. Jim Fijan and Will Mast with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, tenants-in-common owners through Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Thompson National Properties LLC… Read More →

APS proposes changing solar rates


A proposed rate change for Arizona Public Service Co. customers who install rooftop solar panels could affect the future of the state’s solar industry. The utility is proposing to give customers with new solar panel systems less credit for the electricity their systems supply to the power grid under a proposal pending before the Arizona… Read More →

McDowell Sonoran Preserve to close early July


Fire danger prompts restrictions and increased patrols – Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, to reduce the threat of wild fires during the Independence Day holiday. Summer temperatures dry out vegetation and create an extreme fire threat that can endanger lives, property and the Valley’s fragile desert. The availability… Read More →

Arizona Public Service Co. Seeks Renewable Energy Projects

Arizona Public Service
by in Green

Arizona Public Service Co. announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) from solar developers and installers to construct a 14-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility – financed by APS through the company’s AZ Sun Program. The RFP will commence on March 15. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in a bidder’s webinar on March 22. Additional information about… Read More →

Palo Verde Surpasses Production Record

Palo Verde

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station achieved its 20th consecutive year as the nation’s largest power producer. The almost 31.3 million megawatt-hours produced in 2011 is the most ever generated by Palo Verde or by any other U.S. power plant of any kind. According to industry data, Unit 3 produced more electricity than any other reactor… Read More →

Pinnacle West Named To Three Sustainability Lists

by in Economy | Green | Tech

There’s some good green news for Arizona. For the sixth year in a row, Pinnacle West (the parent company of Arizona Public Service Co.) has been separately named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DSJI) North America and as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World. The index recognizes sustainable business… Read More →

2009 HR Team Of The Year Finalists

by in Events

Company: American Express Service Center – Phoenix Web: Company established: 1850 | No. of employees in AZ: 7,400 No. of employees in HR dept.: 17 The 17 professionals in the human resources department at American Express’ service center in Phoenix have had a busy year and met many challenges amidst difficult circumstances. The team… Read More →

Hispanic Chamber To Push For Guest Worker Program

Baby Steps

Baby Steps Hispanic Chamber to push for guest worker program By David Schwartz They are the lessons pulled from the history books and reinforced in the mind of a 12-year-old boy working in the picking fields of Holtville, a small agricultural enclave in Imperial Valley, Calif. It was there that young, macho Harry Garewal learned… Read More →