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SRP Donates $50,000 Toward Ronald McDonald House

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Salt River Project has approved a $50,000 donation toward construction of a new Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa.  The new House will be the first in the East Valley and the third in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The new 12,600 square foot Ronald McDonald House will be… Read More →

SRP, ASU partner to research renewable energy initiatives

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by in Business News | Energy | Green | Tech

Salt River Project (SRP) and the Conservation and Renewable Energy Collaboratory (CREC) at ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) have partnered for a second year to award a $170,000 grant to fund research initiatives in renewable energy and conservation. This year the SRP-CREC research program selected four projects for funding. Projects include: reliability and… Read More →

SRP Taps into Super-Hot Renewable Energy Resource

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by in Business News | Energy | Green

Salt River Project has signed an agreement with CalEnergy, LLC for the purchase of 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal energy from a number of plants located in the Imperial Valley of southern California. CalEnergy, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company and TransAlta Corporation, own and operate the geothermal facilities located near… Read More →

SRP among Top Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

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by in Energy | Featured | Workforce

Salt River Project was ranked among the top adoption-friendly workplaces among a group of 100 energy and utility companies on the 2013 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List, released today by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. In the 2013 survey, SRP was ranked No. 5 in the nation in the Energy and Utilities category.  This is… Read More →

2013 Runoff Best in Last Three Years

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by in Business News | Energy

While the early forecast of an El Nino season never materialized, the 2013 runoff season nevertheless produced just enough snowmelt to refill the reservoirs to near the previous year’s level on the Salt and Verde rivers going into the heaviest-use period of the calendar year. And, after two of the driest La Nina winters on… Read More →

Quagga Mussels Found in 2 SRP Canal Locations

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by in Business News

A routine inspection of Salt River Project’s canal system last month has yielded evidence of quagga mussels at Arizona Falls on the Arizona Canal and on a canal structure in the Crosscut Canal. This is the first evidence of adult mussels in SRP’s canal system. SRP crews on July 12 found a quagga mussel settlement… Read More →

Customers Rank SRP Highest in West, U.S.

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by in Business News | Energy

Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP high marks for customer satisfaction.  In a report issued today 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 12th consecutive year and the highest total among the nation’s… Read More →

Centennial Time Capsule Completes Journey

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by in Energy | Featured

A time capsule to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt Dam was delivered to the dam today and placed in the tunnel area, where it will remain until it is opened for the structure’s 150th anniversary in 2061. The new time capsule, filled with new items that best describe water and power and how… Read More →

Arizona Business Community Supports HB2111

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The undersigned organizations and businesses want to express their strong support for the passage of HB2111 with the floor amendment that will be offered by Senator Steve Yarbrough. This final amendment represents major concessions to address concerns that have been expressed by the city representatives. This final amendment reflects the cities’ request for a separate… Read More →

SRP Donates $94,500 to Nonprofit Agencies

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Salt River Project employees are turning their volunteer hours into much-needed funds for the nonprofit organizations they assist through the SRP Dollars for Doers program. The program contributes funds, ranging from $250 to $1,000, directly to community nonprofits based upon the number of volunteer hours donated during the 2012 calendar year by SRP employees. The… Read More →

SRP Awarded for Outstanding Safety Practices

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by in Business News | Energy | Workforce

Salt River Project has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2012.  It was SRP’s ninth first-place ranking since 1980 and third in the last four years in the category for utilities with systems with 4 million or more annual worker-hours of exposure. SRP was one of… Read More →

Navajo Generating Station worth Billions to Navajo Nation

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by in Energy | Featured | Workforce

The Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona will help contribute nearly $13 billion to the Navajo economy and help support thousands of jobs from 2020 through 2044 – if agreements can be reached to keep the plant operating beyond 2019 – according to a study prepared for the Navajo Nation and Salt River Project by… Read More →

SRP helps Entrepreneurs Learn to Grow Business

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by in Featured | Small Biz

Humberto Contreras owns Gorda’s Baja Taco in Phoenix. It’s a tall order for Contreras, like most small-business owners, to operate his restaurant day to day. However, he’s savvy enough to know that to get noticed in the competitive culinary world, you have to get on social media, pronto. Contreras recently enrolled in the free Facebook… Read More →

SRP Board Approves Price Decrease

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by in Business News | Energy | Green

The Salt River Project Board today approved a price decrease that will result in lowering customer bills by an overall average of 1.1% beginning in May. The pricing plan reduces two components of SRP’s electric prices and will be in effect for the six summer billing months in 2013, saving a typical residential customer about… Read More →