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Desert Botanical Garden announces new trustees

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden appointed several local leaders to the Garden’s Board of Trustees, which include: John Burnside, an attorney with the Phoenix-based law firm Snell & Wilmer LLP, has been appointed to the Desert Botanical Garden Board of Trustees. He is rejoining the board of trustees following six years of service from 2009 to 2015. His… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Molly Greene: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Molly Greene

Molly Greene, senior director for state government relations, SRP Greene has worked in public policy for more than 25 years and oversees chambers of commerce engagements, state and local government relations and SRP’s role in providing input and information on the political front. Advice: “Listen carefully and ask questions. If you are an expert in a… Read More →

SRP names new chief communications executive

SRP

Salt River Project selected Alaina Chabrier as the company’s new chief communications executive and associate general manager of Marketing & Communications. Chabrier, who was most recently senior vice president of Marketing and Communications at HonorHealth, assumed her new duties at SRP on August 1. SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of… Read More →

2016 water runoff season falls short of promise

water runoff season

The 2016 winter runoff season, which over-promised and under delivered, proved again that the Salt River Project water-storage system can handle just about anything. SRP and central Arizona depend on wet winters and plentiful precipitation on the mountainous regions north and east of the Valley to replenish the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers.… Read More →

SRP ranks highest in West among residential customers

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Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a study issued Wednesday by J.D. Power. With a Customer Satisfaction Index score of 730 on a 1,000-point scale in this year’s ranking, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for… Read More →

SRP: 6 tips to prepare for summer monsoons

monsoon

As the Valley prepares for the first monsoons of the season, Salt River Project is prepared to handle the heat and storms. SRP’s transmission, distribution, generation and planned energy purchases are equipped to serve the summer demand. SRP plans for the summer heat and storms throughout the year by maintaining its transmission and distribution systems… Read More →

SRP OKs summer price decrease

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In the midst of rising summer temperatures, SRP’s Board of Directors has approved an overall average 3.7 percent decrease in electricity prices for the two hottest months of this year that will save the typical residential customer about $7.60 per month, or about a combined $15.20 for the July and August billing cycles. SRP’s publicly… Read More →

Business leaders market Arizona to the world at Washington summit

Arizona

They came from the state and from several cities, but business leaders at an event in Washington this week had a common goal – convincing foreign business owners that Arizona is the right place for them. Officials from the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Salt River Project and the cities of Gilbert,… Read More →

Does Arizona have enough water for the drought?

by in AZRE Magazine

Although Arizona may not collectively be singing in the rain, some comfort can be had in knowing that water has been conserved with calculated intention. In fact, in Arizona State University’s 2011 “Watering the Sun Corridor” report, you’ll find a closing quote stating, “Water, among all things, has been what Arizona does really well.” But… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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?

solar

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

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

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 →