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SRP power lines
In a letter Friday to electric companies, Gov. Katie Hobbs said she wants their "action plans for protecting Arizonans during this unprecedented heat wave."
Jul. 21, 2023
Katie Hobbs
Flanked by law enforcement officials in Sierra Vista, Gov. Katie Hobbs on Wednesday announced $41 million in funding for police departments and the sheriffs office in Cochise County to help tackle border-related crimes.
Jul. 20, 2023
Bob Ellis SRP
Phoenix's heat wave is leading to record electricity usage, with both of Phoenix’s electric providers — APS and SRP — reporting their highest demand ever in the last week. Utilities say backup power and new technology are helping them ensure reliability.
Jul. 17, 2023
Solar panels on a roof
Nonprofits in Salt River Project's service area can apply to the program through August 18. The program has already installed 54 solar systems, saving organizations more than $1 million.
Jul. 17, 2023
Woman using smartphone to call or text in desert area
It is part of a change adopted by the Arizona Corporation Commission from 2021.
Jul. 16, 2023
SRP SmokeD AI-enabled wildfire detection cameras on a transmission tower
The Salt River Project is testing out an AI program to minimize the spread of wildfires. It detects smoke up to 10 miles away, sends an alert to first responders and directs them exactly where to find it within minutes.
Jul. 13, 2023
stacks of wood
Arizona’s wildfire managers have struggled to keep up with thinning small diameter trees on the forest floor in recent years, so Salt River Project will join with a number of Valley cities to help reduce the fuel load.
Jul. 11, 2023
sun in phoenix
The extreme heat in metro Phoenix is affecting air quality. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled an ozone high pollution watch for Thursday and Friday in Maricopa County.
Jul. 11, 2023
SRP power lines
Even as extreme summer heat continues in the Phoenix area, SRP says it is prepared to meet high demand for electricity.
Jul. 11, 2023
solar panels
The proposed Vulcan Solar Project, located in western Maricopa County, is one of several renewable energy facilities under way in the area and would produce more than 1,000 megawatts of electricity.
Jul. 10, 2023
Cellphone
Scammers are using phone numbers from Salt River Project to get people to pay up or else their power will be turned off. It’s a phenomenon called “spoofing.”
Jun. 30, 2023
Water faucet
Water users in Phoenix will see higher bills starting in October after the City Council approved a plan to raise rates and encourage conservation.
Jun. 29, 2023
Water rushing out of break from the Transcanyon Waterline in 2014
The National Park Service is asking the public for input on proposed improvements to its water system at Grand Canyon National Park. The upgrades would address water supply needs at the North Rim and at canyon sites.
Jun. 23, 2023
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a permit that will allow Salt River Project to expand a natural gas plant near Coolidge, but not everyone is happy with the commission’s vote.
Jun. 22, 2023
For years, there’s been simmering anger over a Saudi Arabian dairy company using Arizona groundwater to grow alfalfa here and ship it back to the Middle East. As the state’s water crisis has deepened, that anger is now boiling over.
More Arizona water news
Jun. 22, 2023
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a permit that will allow a project to expand a natural gas plant near Coolidge to proceed.
Jun. 21, 2023
solar panels
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill Monday that would have imposed new requirements for solar and wind generating plants. Hobbs said the legislation would have been a potential barrier to renewable energy.
Jun. 20, 2023
When Salt River Project announced its proposal two years ago to expand a gas-fired generating station, it was met with swift opposition from residents of Randolph, a historic African-American community near Coolidge.
Jun. 15, 2023
Arizona Public Service letter
Arizona Public Service customers could see a rate hike as early as December if state regulators grant a pending request by the utility. The public’s chances to sound off on the proposal to state Corporation Commissioners start next week.
May. 24, 2023
Jennifer Granholm
In a visit to Arizona this week, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced several grants to fund projects benefiting Indigenous communities.
May. 23, 2023

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