Utilities

Guaymas sewage
By early next year, Sonoran officials say the coastal municipality of Guaymas, which has long struggled with a collapsing sewage system and spotty access to drinking water, will take control of its own water operations.
Nov. 30, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a modification to a plan for new transmission lines. The vote could pave the way for more wind energy in Arizona.
Nov. 14, 2022
drop from a water faucet
The city of Mesa has a water-rate discount program for low-income older adults. Called the Limited Senior Rate Program, the plan introduced about a year ago takes 30% off residents’ water bills.
Nov. 11, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project recently announced a partnership with a company that specializes in battery storage systems.
Oct. 31, 2022
internet cord
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would spend $759 million to provide high-speed internet access to rural communities across the country. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Tohono O’odham Utility Authority in Arizona will receive more than $17 million in grant funding.
Oct. 28, 2022
glass of water
A new federal requirement means Phoenix will replace thousands of water service lines to reduce the risk of lead exposure in drinking water.
Oct. 20, 2022
electric meter
The state’s major utilities have publicly committed themselves to clean energy. But conservationists say they have a long way to go if they are to meet their goals.
Oct. 18, 2022
SRP East Line Solar Plant
Two of the five seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for grabs in the current election. The commission is best known for regulating utilities. A big issue distinguishing this year’s candidates is renewable energy.
Voter Guide: Info on candidates, issues and more
Oct. 17, 2022
Peoria City Hall
MyPeoriaAZ users may now submit service requests, like graffiti removal, street maintenance, street lighting, traffic signals and more.
Oct. 6, 2022
Jonathan Nez
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has approved legislation that allocates $3.6 million to the Ramah Navajo School Board in New Mexico. The Pine Hill Schools are long overdue for a new electrical system.
Sep. 28, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Arizona utility regulators have the individual power to seek corporate records to see if a company is funneling “dark money” into the campaigns of their colleagues. And a majority can’t block it, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Sep. 28, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project’s board recently voted to install two gas turbines at its Copper Crossing solar facility in San Tan Valley, but some board members would like to see the utility try harder to develop renewable energy.
Sep. 27, 2022
A bus stop advertisement shows low income families can receive a 30 dollar a month credit for internet.
A program to assist low-income families with stable internet connection received a record level of funding last year. So far only a third of eligible families have signed up.
Sep. 23, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project’s governing board approved a rate increase and a couple of additional gas turbines Monday, but conservationists are questioning those moves.
Sep. 14, 2022
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Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he was told that his government's policy of privileging energy produced by the state-owned utility over private producers would be respected.
Sep. 13, 2022
SRP electricity meter
Salt River Project announced Monday that it would be raising monthly rates for electricity due to the increased cost of acquiring fuel.
Sep. 13, 2022
SRP building
Earlier this year, the Arizona Corporation Commission denied a request by Salt River Project to expand a gas-fired plant near Coolidge, a decision the utility has appealed.
Sep. 7, 2022
An APS utility meter on a home
With an extreme heat wave in much of the West, California is experiencing record demand for energy. Justin Joiner, vice president of resource management for APS, said even with excessive heat warnings in the Valley, customers here won’t experience what’s happening in California.
Sep. 6, 2022
Hot attic Arizona air conditioning unit duct work
Maricopa County has dedicated more money to a program designed to provide complimentary air conditioning repairs to homeowners in the Valley.
Sep. 2, 2022
Rio Verde Foothills homeowner Meredith DeAngelis
Facing a water cutoff in 2023, Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors denied a request by some residents of the unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills to form its own water district.
Aug. 31, 2022

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