Mark Bonsall Archives

City of Scottsdale invests to protect water supplies

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate

The Scottsdale City Council has approved a three-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to help protect Scottsdale’s water supply. The NFF’s work will consist of watershed improvement projects on National Forest lands in northern Arizona. Through the partnership, the City of Scottsdale Water Resources Division – Scottsdale Water – will invest $120,000 over… Read More →

East Valley Partnership will host SRP forum on water

Water Conservation, City of Phoenix

East Valley Partnership, a coalition of civic, business, educational and political leaders dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the East Valley of Greater Phoenix, is hosting a Salt River Project lunch forum, “Keeping Water Flowing” beginning at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, located at 60 E. 5th St.… Read More →

SRP board approves reduced price hike


Following an extensive three-month public process, Salt River Project’s publicly elected Board of Directors today approved changes in price plans effective with the April 2015 billing cycle that reduce a proposed 3.9 percent increase to 3.3 percent for the first full year it is in effect.  The full 3.9 percent increase will take effect beginning… Read More →

SRP prepares grid to support new technology systems


A unique partnership between Salt River Project and BASELAYER, the advanced data center hardware and software company born within IO, will provide an innovative approach to supporting the addition of critical data centers in the Valley. Data centers support modern computer technology information systems such as the Internet.  They are also large consumers of power,… Read More →

Heard Museum Names New CEO

by in Business News | Nonprofit

James Pepper Henry has been named as the Heard Museum’s director and CEO. Henry comes to the Heard after a successful six-year tenure at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Alaska’s premier art, history and science institution. There, he oversaw the completion of the museum’s $110 million, 80,000-square-foot expansion, including the debut of the new… Read More →

SRP Buys Natural Gas Power Plant

by in Business News | Energy

Salt River Project has agreed to purchase one block of the Mesquite Generating Station located in Arlington, about 40 miles west of Phoenix.  The natural gas-fired power plant, owned by San Diego-based Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, includes two 625-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle generating blocks.  SRP is purchasing one of the blocks for $371 million and… Read More →

Residential Customers Rank SRP Highest In West, U.S.


Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP high marks for customer satisfaction. In a report issued by J.D. Power and Associates, SRP received the top score for residential electric service in the Large Utilities segment in the western United States for the 11th consecutive year and the highest total among the nation’s largest utilities for the… Read More →

SRP Study Reveals How Businesses Reacted, Adapted To Economy

SRP Study Reveals How Businesses Reacted, Adapted To Economy

The “2011 SRP Metro-Phoenix Business Study: New Strategies for Success” reveals how businesses have survived and adapted operations during the economic slowdown. “The past several years have been economically challenging for families, businesses and every level of government. Everyone felt the pinch of our recent economic downturn,” said Mark Bonsall, Salt River Project (SRP) general… Read More →

The Future of Technology In Arizona: Where Do We Go From Here?

Future of Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

The future of technology: Science and engineering turned Arizona’s first 100 years upside down, so where do we go from here? Think about the achievements in technology that came during Arizona’s first 100 years. The first transcontinental telephone service between New York and San Francisco (1915). The world’s first radio broadcasting station goes on the… Read More →

SRP Donations ~ Providing More than Electricity & Water

SRP Donations: The Salt River Project (SRP) is providing the Valley with more than just electricity and water. SRP, with help of its employees, has raised more than $1.7 million for charitable organizations in the Valley and across the state. The SRP Employee Boosters Association allows employees to donate through a one-time payment or payroll… Read More →

Arizona Centennial Series: Looking Ahead At The State’s Next Century

Arizona Centennial Series - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona Centennial — Forward thinking: Algae, solar, personalized medicine or none of the above? Some of Arizona’s greatest minds look ahead at the state’s next century A century ago, Arizonans with an entrepreneurial spirit ventured deep into the deserts and mountains in search of gold and copper. Today, as Arizona celebrates its 100th birthday, their… Read More →

Chamber Board Leadership Second To None

Chamber Board Leadership

3’s Company Chamber board leadership second to none By Vanessa White With the addition of President and Chief Executive Officer Katie Pushor in January, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved Pushor’s innovative three-year strategic plan in June. Some key points included growing and retaining membership, reaching out to mid-market businesses, and… Read More →