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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 →

Energy Consortium’s Roadmap puts state of path to build industry

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by in Business News | Energy

Imagine Arizona as the energy hub of the Southwest — where major regional transmission lines tie into infrastructure in the state and serve a growing regional demand for energy. Arizona would be a place where an increasing percentage of jobs are related to the energy industry, whether in manufacturing, generation, transmission, energy efficiency, service or… Read More →

After Hours: Tina Smith

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by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

After Hours: Tina Smith Attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP. With Ballard Spahr for 1 1/2 years. Born in the Chicago area. Attended DePaul University College of Law in Chicago Husband James; has two sons ages 11 and 9 >> Responsibilities: Smith handles the legal aspects of commercial real estate transactions, conducts due diligence review, prepares… Read More →

SRP Buys Natural Gas Power Plant

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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 →

SRP Proposes New East Valley Power Facilities

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by in Business News | Energy

The growing demand for electricity in the East Valley area known as the Price Road Corridor has prompted Salt River Project to initiate a process to site new 230-kilovolt (kV) power lines and new 230-kV substations that will improve electric service reliability in the area and serve large commercial and light industrial customers in south… Read More →

SRP Expands Popular EZ-3 Price Plan

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by in Business News | Economy

Salt River Project (SRP) is offering residential customers two new ways to help save resources and money. On average, families save 6 percent annually on their energy bills with the SRP EZ-3™ Price Plan by reducing energy use from 3–6 p.m. weekdays. Starting this month, SRP offers even more ways to save with two new… Read More →

ASU program helps leaders of small businesses

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by in Business News | Education | Small Biz

The fifth annual Small Business Leadership Academy at the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU helps small business owners and executives learn how to improve efficiency, streamline operations and raise profits. “Classes are held just one night per week, so they fit right into busy executives’ schedules,” said Dawn Feldman, executive director of… Read More →

SRP, APS Sending Crews to New York

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by in Business News

Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service are sending a combined 21 line crews and support staff to New York to assist the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in restoring power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. SRP is sending 62 employees (including 11 four-person line crews and 12 substation electricians) equipped with line trucks,… Read More →