Utilities

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
Arizona’s new $17.8 billion budget includes new money for rural broadband expansion. Gov. Katie Hobbs met Friday with tribal leaders to address broadband expansion in their communities.
May. 20, 2023
Jennifer Granholm
The U.S. Secretary of Energy is scheduled to travel to Arizona early this week as part of a Western swing to promote President Joe Biden’s record.
May. 19, 2023
Arizona Corporation Commission building in downtown Phoenix.
The commissioners voted last week to keep private a draft of rules for public comment. But through a public-records request, KJZZ News found out what’s in the works.
May. 10, 2023
Power lines
Salt River Project, which has a number of transmission lines on national forest land, has launched a pilot program to mount cameras on transmission lines to scout for wildfires.
May. 9, 2023
Phoenix is getting a $700,000 grant from the Federal Communications Commission to connect more households to high-speed internet.
May. 9, 2023
Roosevelt Dam spillway test
Snowmelt from Arizona’s high country has pushed Roosevelt Lake to record levels. The water has backed up so far that Salt River Project has scheduled its annual test of the dam’s infrastructure for Wednesday.
May. 8, 2023
Air conditioning unit
Maricopa County has put $10 million in federal pandemic stimulus money into a fund to help eligible homeowners repair or replace their heating and air conditioning systems. The pot was created about a year ago, and the latest cash injection more than doubles the total put in so far.
Apr. 19, 2023
electric meter
As temperatures climb in the Valley, so do electric bills. But two of the state’s major utilities, Arizona Public Service and Salt River Project, say you can do a lot to keep them down.
Apr. 12, 2023
AC thermostat
Warmer temperatures in the Valley mean higher utility bills are on their way as we turn on the air conditioning. And this year, for both APS and SRP customers, those rates will be even higher.
Apr. 11, 2023

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