SRP Archives

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Why isn’t Arizona leading in solar energy?

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Solar energy used to be a backyard hobby. Because of high costs, the emerging technology was a 
pipe dream for most, but as the green movement gained traction and the price decreased, solar has become a viable energy source of the future. In 2008, President Barack Obama’s economic recovery included the Solar Investment Tax Credit, which… Read More →

SRP employees honored for volunteer work

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In honor of the hundreds of SRP employees who devote thousands of hours to worthy causes, six employees have been chosen to receive the SRP Presidents’ Volunteer Spirit Award. The award recognizes employees and retirees who are leaders in volunteerism and who serve as examples of the power of caring. “One of the truly remarkable aspects of the… Read More →

SRP, ASU work to identify algae strains

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Researchers at ASU and engineers at SRP are conducting joint research studies to find new ways to utilize algae in the desert, specifically in the operation of power plants. Dr. Tom Dempster is working on ways for algae to be used for carbon capture and sequestration. The research, still in its infancy, could be used… Read More →

SRP, sPower unveil Sandstone Solar

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sPower and Salt River Project announced, Thursday, the opening of sPower Sandstone Solar, one of the Valley’s largest photovoltaic facilities. SRP is purchasing all 45 megawatts of the solar energy produced at the facility, which is owned and operated by sPower, a Utah-based independent power producer. Sandstone Solar is located on more than 300 acres… Read More →

ACC Awards honor Arizona’s top in-house attorneys

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in Arizona’s evolving knowledge-based economy. Thursday night, before a sold-out crowd at The Camby/Autograph Collection Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton), Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC… Read More →

SRP will supply green energy for football title game

University of Phoenix Stadium, Photo: Flickr, Ken Lund

The College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson will be powered by green energy provided by the Salt River Project, in support of the Arizona organizing Committee. The electricity needed to power the College Football Playoff National Championship, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, will be from 100 percent renewable energy resources to… Read More →

SRP planting thousands of trees to honor Cardinals

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To celebrate the Arizona Cardinals winning the NFC West division, and earning a record-breaking 58 touchdowns the Salt River Project is going to plan 5,800 trees in an effort to restor Arizona National Forests destroyed by fire. In the last three seasons, SRP pledged to fund the planting of 100 Ponderosa Pine trees for every… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2016 board leadership

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Valley Partnership named Molly Ryan Carson, Vice President of Ryan Companies US, Inc. as its 2016 Chairperson. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members and committee chairs. “I am honored to be the incoming Valley Partnership Chair and help continue our mission to advocate for responsible development,” Ryan Carson said. “We… Read More →

SRP enhances its military hiring initiative

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Building on a long tradition of support for our veterans, Salt River Project has expanded its efforts to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees. SRP is expanding its current policy to provide full pay for up to two years for employees called to active duty. Current SRP employees who are also Arizona National Guard members… Read More →

SRP recognizes top energy-saving businesses

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From a children’s home, to churches, schools, homebuilders and an employee-owned grocery chain, the nominees for SRP’s “Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards” are diverse, yet similar in their commitment to reduce, conserve and save. During the second annual awards luncheon on Oct. 29, which featured six-time Olympic Gold Medal swimmer and paraplegic Amy Van Dyken… Read More →

SRP awards Learning Grants to 28 Schools

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Students across Arizona will explore outer space, learn about plants in greenhouses built on their campuses and much more thanks to Learning Grants by SRP. The grant program, which awarded more than $125,000 to 28 schools, provides a unique opportunity for schools and teachers to develop projects and programs that improve student performance objectives in math… Read More →

SRP board approves temporary price decrease

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SRP’s publicly-elected Board of Directors has approved an overall average 1.2 percent price decrease beginning in November and ending with the 2016 April billing cycle that will save the average customer just under $1 per month. The temporary reduction in prices is intended to balance an over-collection in the Environmental Programs Cost Adjustment Factor, or… Read More →

12 finalists selected for Scottsdale Chamber’s Sterling Awards

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The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2015 Sterling Awards, recognizing local companies that have demonstrated excellence, innovation and community stewardship. Bryce Lloyd, Chamber Board Chair said, “There is nothing like the Sterling Awards, both in stature and event presentation. Companies are always honored to be finalists and learn so… Read More →