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Abrazo West Campus donates 24,000 bottles of water

Abrazo West Campus and Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center donated more than 24,000 bottles of water to All Faith Community Services Food Bank.

On Sept. 4, Abrazo West Campus Chief Executive Officer Stan Holm, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord presented the donated water to Buckeye Councilman Craig Heustis who is president of All Faith Community Services Food Bank and Resource Center. Meck and Lord are both members of the hospital board.

Hospital employees, community members and businesses donated water at Abrazo West Campus (formerly West Valley Hospital), 13677 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear; and the Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center (formerly West Valley Emergency Center), 525 S. Watson Road in Buckeye.

“Arizona’s harsh summer weather conditions can be devastating to people who are unable to avoid them for long periods of time,’’ Holm said. “We collected water as a way to help keep people cool and hydrated. I commend our associates for seeking ways to embrace our community neighbors. I’m also proud of their passion to touch lives.’’

Partners for Health, a nonprofit group, donated 300 cases of water bottles which totals more than 7,500 bottles. The Buckeye Valley Fire District has donated 100 cases of bottled water which is more than 3,000 bottles.

“The Buckeye Valley Fire District’s donation will go a long way in helping our community,’’ Holm said. “It’s always an honor to connect with our pre-hospital partners on services like this.’’

All Faith Community Services Food Bank and Resource Center is a Buckeye-based nonprofit group that provides emergency food supplies, clothing and basic necessities to individuals and families.


Mesquite Solar facility ready for business

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck today joined Sempra U.S. Gas & Power officials and community leaders to dedicate the 150-megawatt (MW) first phase of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar facility.

Located in Arlington, Ariz., about 40 miles west of Phoenix, Mesquite Solar 1 is part of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s massive 4,000-acre Mesquite Solar complex, with the potential to build out up to 700 MW of capacity. The Mesquite Solar Complex is well-positioned to be North America’s largest photovoltaic (PV) solar power installation.

“Mesquite Solar 1 represents a major step forward for the state of Arizona as we continue down the path toward our goal of establishing ourselves as the nation’s leader

in solar generation,” said Bennett.  “Sempra U.S. Gas and Power has demonstrated

remarkable leadership with this project, and we look to continue working together to fully build-out the Mesquite Solar Complex.”

“This is a shining moment for the state of Arizona as it continues to establish itself as a renewable energy leader,” said Kevin C. Sagara, vice president of renewables for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. “There is so much to be proud of here.  Our project would not have been possible without all the tremendous support we received at the federal, state and local level.”

Construction on Mesquite Solar 1 began in June 2011.  The solar project provided a boost to the local economy by creating more than 500 local construction jobs at peak along with 10 long-term positions. The landmark solar plant was completed in December 2012 and now generates enough emission-free electricity for about 56,000 homes.

The renewable power from Mesquite Solar 1 is sold to Pacific Gas & Electric under a 20-year contract.

Completion of Mesquite Solar 1 brings Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s operating solar portfolio up to 300 MW. The company has another 308 MW under construction at its Copper Mountain Solar 2 and Copper Mountain Solar 3 facilities in Boulder City, Nev.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC is a leading developer of renewable energy and natural gas solutions.  The company operates solar, wind and natural gas power plants that generate enough electricity for nearly 1 million homes, along with natural gas storage, pipelines and distribution utilities. The company is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2012 revenues of approximately $10 billion.  The Sempra Energy companies’ nearly 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.SempraUSGP.com.