SRP Archives

New solar plant will charge huge battery for SRP

energy supply - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

SRP announced a 20-year power purchase agreement for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery project that will be located in Pinal County.  SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the Pinal Central Energy Center, located near Coolidge, which will be constructed and owned by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. A subsidiary of… Read More →

SRP helps customers choose solar installer

Clean Energy

Installing solar on a home can be a complex process, and Salt River Project has a new Preferred Solar Installer Program to help customers make the best, informed decisions for their particular needs. The program provides a resource for customers to find participating solar installers to guide them through the process.  Qualified SRP Preferred Solar… 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 →

Valley Partnership announces 2017 chair, board members

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership named Brett Hopper, development consultant at The OPUS Group, as its 2017 Chair. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members representing Pederson Group, Land Advisors, Hines, City of Phoenix and Macerich. “As Valley Partnership’s 2017 Chair, I look forward to drawing from the expertise and experience of my peers… 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 →

25 philanthropic companies in Arizona

Giving back isn’t just the right thing to do for the communities a business serves, it also might be the best thing for its bottom line. According to the 2015 Giving in Numbers report, a study that examined the corporate philanthropic endeavors of 271 of the world’s largest companies from 2012-2014, the impact of societal… 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 →