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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 →

Free Arts elects Pat Temple as president

Free Arts

Pat Temple of Salt River Project has been elected President of the Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona board of directors. The board also elected three new board members; Karen Grande, Estate Management, of Scottsdale; Casey Seeger, UMB Bank, of Cave Creek; and Amber Wayne, Nationwide Insurance Company, of Chandler Serving on the executive… Read More →

Why SRP and ASU continue to invest in Tempe

The Grand at Papago Park Center

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, Sept. 25. This month’s program will feature a discussion on why the Salt River Project and Arizona State University continue to invest in the city of Tempe. The panel will feature John Creer, Assistant Vice President for Real Estate Development at ASU;… Read More →

SRP ranks highest among residential customers


Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a study issued today by J.D. Power. With an increase of 8 index points from a year ago, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for the 14th consecutive year. With… Read More →

SRP expands biodiesel fleet to cut emissions


When Salt River Project launched its biodiesel pilot program in 1999, there was no guarantee or expectation that it would grow or become as successful as it is 16 years later. To date, 41 percent of the vehicles in SRP’s fleet are powered by B-20 biodiesel fuel, which is a blend of 20 percent vegetable… 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 →

Experts: Central sports commission would boost Arizona


The 2015 Super Bowl kicked off an unprecedented run for the Phoenix metro area as the host of mega-sporting events. But if the Valley is going to continue to lure Super Bowls, NCAA championship football games and Final Fours, leaders in the sports community say the current system needs to be improved. “We’re playing with… Read More →

SRP earns honor for grid modernization


It is recognition five years in the making. After years of research, development and real-world application, Salt River Project senior engineer Kyle Cormier and Joe Nowaczyk, former director of Electronic Systems, are being honored for their work, which focuses on enabling technologies to make grid modernization more reliable for SRP customers and the overall power industry… Read More →

LPC will develop 3.2M SF The Grand at Papago Park Center

The Grand Conceptual Rendering Final
by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | In The Spotlight

Papago Park Center, Inc. announced today that Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has been selected to develop the first phase of Class A and mixed-use office space for The Grand at Papago Park Center. The total project is a 60-acre, high-profile, urban mixed-use property on the last developable parcel within the 350-acre Papago Park Center. The Grand project… 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 →

Can SRP’s ‘Time-of-Day’ plans save money?
by in Creative Designer

Salt River Project has implemented a study to determine whether customers on a specific time-of-use program can save even more energy each month with a smart thermostat. Customers who are on the EZ3 program save money by reducing their energy use during SRP’s peak hours. As part of the study, SRP is currently installing smart… Read More →

Business customers rank SRP highest in West


In a report issued by J.D. Power, Salt River Project ranks highest in customer satisfaction for business electric service among large electricity providers in the West Region for the second consecutive year — the fifth time in the last six years SRP has been ranked highest in the study. SRP’s overall customer satisfaction index is… 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 →

How Arizona wildfires impact water supply, economy


Arizona is home to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America, with a single stand stretching from near Flagstaff all the way to the White Mountains of the east. And in the last 10 years, 25 percent of it burned, said Patrick Graham, Arizona state director for the Nature Conservancy. Fire suppression and… Read More →