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J.D. Power: SRP ranks highest in West Region

Salt River Project continues to receive high marks in satisfaction from its residential electric customers, according to a study issued today by J.D. Power. SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for the 16th consecutive year with a Customer Satisfaction Index score of 775 on a… Read More →

Salt River Project will receive 2017 Freedom Award

Salt River Project has been recognized for the critical role it plays in our nation’s defense.  Tempe-based SRP doesn’t manufacture tanks or warplanes.  It isn’t on the front lines of cyberwarfare.  It doesn’t ship troops to and from deployments. Instead, SRP plays its role by supporting its military employees, enabling them to serve our nation.… Read More →

Energy innovations open opportunities for Arizona’s energy sector

energy storage

Many of the innovations happening in the energy sector involve solving intermittency issues brought to the table by renewable energy darlings like photovoltaic solar and wind generation. With photovoltaic solar providing the bulk of its energy during off peak hours and wind turbines unable to generate anything on a windless day, the energy sector has… Read More →

AAED announces winners of 2017 EDDE Awards

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) Awards.   The prestigious EDDE Awards honor individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization and to economic growth within the state of Arizona.  Recipients are selected from a pool… Read More →

Phoenix slips in national ranking of cities for solar energy capacity

Solar Energy Capacity

Phoenix fell from third to fifth place among cities for total installed solar capacity last year, slowed by charges imposed on Arizona solar users at time when other cities surged ahead with new installation. That was the finding of the annual “Shining Cities” report by Environment America, which ranks the 20 cities with the largest… Read More →

Solar jobs continue growth in Arizona, not as fast as rest of nation

Solar jobs announcement

Arizona saw a 6 percent increase in solar jobs in 2016, bouncing back from a sharp drop the year before but still trailing well behind the national average growth of 25 percent in solar jobs. Arizona’s 7,310 solar-related jobs put it seventh-most among states last year, according to the Solar Foundation’s 2016 National Solar Jobs… Read More →

SRP offers new way for customers to support green energy

Salt River Project is offering a new, simple way for customers to green up their energy through solar and other renewable energy sources via the SRP EarthWise Energy program. The program is attractive to customers who want to go green, but may not have the option to actually install solar systems on their homes or… Read More →

Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say

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 →

Mobile app puts control at SRP customers’ fingertips

Salt River Project’s nearly 1 million residential power customers and 25,000 irrigation customers now have even more ways to stay connected with two, new SRP Mobile Apps for smart phones and tablets. SRP launched two mobile apps for on the App Store for iOS users or the Google Play store for Android users. The SRP Power… Read More →

20 influential Millennials working in Arizona

Influential millennials
by in AZ Business Magazine

Can you guess the average tenure of Millennial employees? Two years. That doesn’t instill much confidence for human resources executives who are trying to create a stable workforce, especially when you take this into account: More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 36). And in 2015, Millennials surpassed Generation X… Read More →

SRP stresses safety with holiday lighting, decorations

by in Home & Design

As the Valley’s largest electric provider SRP is encouraging customers to stay safe this holiday season as they bring decorative lights, surge protectors and extension cords out of storage to celebrate the holidays. Each year, fire departments across the country respond to hundreds of home structure fires that begin with Christmas trees or holiday lights,… Read More →

5 tips to lower energy bills this winter

by in Home & Design

With Thanksgiving already over, the holidays are in full swing, and that means ovens, stove tops and holiday lights are in high demand, and your energy bill could see an increase. If you don’t want to see a power bill increase during the season of cheer, here are 5 tips to lower energy bills this winter from SRP:… Read More →

$761M bond sale approved by SRP board, council

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

Salt River Project’s Board and Council approved the refunding sale of more than $761 million of highly rated, 2016 Series A public power revenue bonds, which will save SRP customers more than $151 million over the next 21 years — more than $112 million on a present value basis — and lower SRP’s overall borrowing… Read More →

SRP will begin 1st biomass test burn at CGS on Wednesday

Salt River Project this week will begin a three-week test burn of more than 3,900 tons – or about 300 acres – of forest debris biomass at its Coronado Generating Station (CGS). The test is planned as part of the continued stewardship of Arizona’s water and power resources by evaluating the viability of reducing fire… Read More →