Temperatures in Arizona are so high the weather maps are running out of colors, and the Salt River Project recently lost a key Phoenix transmission line to the Salt Fire. It’s no surprise, then, that utility companies are urging customers to back off on peak energy consumption. But how does the grid make such adjustments?
Aug. 20, 2020
The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing water below Glen Canyon Dam to create power as excessive heat continues to drive demand. The water releases will lead to rising levels on the Colorado River.
Aug. 19, 2020
Arizona Public Service and Tucson Electric Power put out a call Aug. 19 asking customers to conserve energy especially during peak hours. There is the possibility that demand could exceed what utilities have prepared for, and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Lea Marquez Peterson wants to make sure they are ready.
Aug. 19, 2020
Rolling blackouts in California follow a heat wave that has hit Arizona hard this summer, too, leading to concerns about Arizona utilities' ability to keep up with demand.
Aug. 18, 2020
Residents are dealing with one of the driest monsoon seasons in the state and a pandemic on top of record breaking temperatures resulting in higher utility bills.
Aug. 11, 2020
Salt River Project says 21 more businesses, cities and education organizations have signed agreements with the utility to get a portion of their power from solar sources. Apple, Target, Arizona State University and Boeing are among the customers included in SRP’s sustainable energy expansion.
Aug. 10, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has increased the amount of waste we create at home. But, the nation’s second largest waste manager is having mixed results taking care of all the trash. Phoenix-based Republic Services reported second quarter earnings on Thursday.
Aug. 9, 2020
In a 6-1 decision, the justices rejected claims by the owners of Johnson Utilities that there was no constitutional authority for the regulators to appoint an interim manager as it did two years ago.
Aug. 1, 2020