Utilities

DES Office
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a program to offer $36 million of assistance to help households pay utility bills. The program is aimed at helping low income households and those who hold debt due to utilities.
Oct. 18, 2021
Navajo Generating Station
The Corporation Commission may have made a big move to cut Arizona Public Service's profitability Oct. 6, but it delayed another big decision to provide more than $100 million in financial help to tribal communities hurt by the recent closures of coal-fired power plants.
Oct. 7, 2021
APS had been requesting an increase in the rates its customers pay — to the tune of nearly 5% a month on average. The prevailing winds going into this week indicated the utility was not going to be successful in a broader sense, and that proved to be the case.
Oct. 7, 2021
Navajo Generating Station
Coal plant closures have resulted in lost jobs, depleted revenue for the tribes, and lasting environmental concerns on tribal lands. Under its proposed rate increase plan, APS would agree to pay the Navajo Nation more than $100 million over 10 years to compensate for losses.
Oct. 5, 2021
Some Mesa water customers may experience subtle cloudiness from their taps until the first part of next year.
Sep. 26, 2021
SRP solar plant
Salt River Project says it will build a new solar plant northwest of Flagstaff. SRP has committed to significantly reduce its carbon footprint in a matter of decades.
Sep. 22, 2021
colorado river
The Bureau of Reclamation has released its five-year projection for the Colorado River, and the outlook has not improved.
Sep. 22, 2021
Natural Gas Stove Burner
Southwest Gas Corporation said a recent explosion in Chandler and a leak in north Scottsdale both involved a type of plastic pipe that can deteriorate under certain conditions. Neither had drawn safety scrutiny because they were wrongly identified in the company’s mapping system.
Sep. 21, 2021
Chandler explosion
State utility regulators have summoned Southwest Gas Corporation to a special meeting on Tuesday. Commissioners want to know more about a major fire, an explosion and the recent evacuation of homes in a wealthy part of the Valley.
Sep. 16, 2021
water faucet
Help is available for Phoenix residents struggling to pay their utility bills. The city is using $5 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to help residents financially hurt by the pandemic.
Sep. 16, 2021
coolidge generating station
The Salt River Project is angering environmentalists with a move to invest nearly $1 billion in expanding natural gas at the Coolidge Generating Station. Critics of the plan say it belies the commitment SRP has made to cut carbon emissions by 65% by 2035.
Sep. 16, 2021
SRP building
Salt River Project’s board of directors has approved a plan that would more than double the size of a natural gas burning-plant in Coolidge. But conservationists say the utility will struggle to reach its clean energy goals if the plant is built.
Sep. 14, 2021
California solar panels covering canal
Researchers in California have come up with an idea they say would save water by preventing evaporation: covering the state’s nearly 4,000 miles of canals with solar panels.
Sep. 13, 2021
solar panels
A Department of Energy study has found that solar could account for as much as 40% of the power grid by 2035.
Sep. 9, 2021
SRP building
Last month, Salt River Project announced a planned expansion of the Coolidge Generating Station, which currently generates enough energy to serve about 150,000 homes. The expansion would cost nearly $900 million and add 16 more natural gas powered turbines to provide energy to 200,000 additional households.
Sep. 8, 2021
The Upper Colorado River
After the federal government declared the first water shortage on the Colorado River in August, Arizona farmers have started to plan for water cutbacks which begin next year. But one proposed solution requires that everyone cut back, with financial penalties if they don't.
Sep. 5, 2021
SRP building
Salt River Project will seek approval from its governing board to expand its Coolidge Generating Station, but conservationists have questions about the plan.
Aug. 25, 2021
KJZZ logo generic card
National and local authorities in Coolidge are investigating the cause of a Sunday morning explosion on the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline near State Route 87.
Aug. 16, 2021
Luke Air Force Base
People living near Luke Air Force Base in the West Valley have spent most of 2021 using bottled water after high levels of chemicals were found in their tap water. The military says it’s now safe for them to use water from the faucet again.
Aug. 11, 2021
Kyrsten Sinema
The U.S. Senate is drawing closer to voting on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill brokered in part by Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Sen. Sinema released a video discussing what the package would mean for Arizonans, including how the bill would help Arizona through its long drought.
Aug. 8, 2021

Pages

Subscribe to Utilities