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closeup of Glen Canyon Dam tubes
Newly discovered damage to part of the dam holding back America's second-largest reservoir has the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River worried about their ability to get the water they need.
Apr. 18, 2024
gavel in front of a statue of the scales of justice
A federal judge has rejected a request by Native American tribes and environmentalists to stop work on a $10 billion electricity transmission line slated to run through a remote valley in southern Arizona.
Apr. 17, 2024
Arizona Public Service letter
The Arizona Corporation Commission agreed to revisit a vote to increase utility rates for APS solar customers.
Apr. 15, 2024
SRP building
Preliminary election results are in for the boards and councils of the Salt River Project, the largest power and water provider to the Phoenix area.
Apr. 3, 2024
Woman speaks in front of group of people
Candidates running for Salt River Project’s boards and councils on a clean energy platform have accused the organization’s CEO of trying to influence the election that will pick the people who oversee SRP — and hire its top executives.
More Arizona politics news
Apr. 1, 2024
Mormon Flat Dam
One of the major utility providers for the Phoenix area wants to construct a new dam and flood a portion of the desert as part of Arizona’s largest pumped storage hydropower system. The dam would help supplement SRP's solar power generation after dark.
Mar. 29, 2024
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While most of the focus in Arizona recently has been on last week’s presidential preference election, there’s another election going on that could have wide-ranging effects on many residents’ everyday lives.
Mar. 27, 2024
Saint Solar project SRP has with NextEra
Last year, Google broke ground on a $600 million data center in Mesa. The company has now reached an eight year deal with SRP to power the facility with clean energy.
Mar. 15, 2024
Deb Haaland
This week, the Interior Department allocated $72 million to aid tribal communities in electrifying their homes on a path toward zero-emissions energy systems. Three of the 21 tribes receiving federal funding are from Arizona.
Mar. 7, 2024
Queen Creek Solar Farm
Salt River Project’s board this week approved a more ambitious set of sustainability goals. The utility now says it is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Mar. 6, 2024
Ahead of monsoon season, Salt River Project and the city of Phoenix will begin cutting down trees too close to power lines this week.
Mar. 2, 2024
SRP water expo
Salt River Project wants to help Arizonans become more efficient water users. The utility is hosting its annual Water Conservation Expo this weekend. The free event, open to all, is the largest one-day distribution for smart irrigation systems in the U.S.
Feb. 27, 2024
Arizona Public Service letter
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved about an 8% rate hike for APS customers. But the real numbers are still being finalized.
Feb. 23, 2024
Power lines monsoon
The Interior Department announced $10 million to upgrade BIA-owned irrigation projects and power utilities serving tribal communities on Friday. Two of those projects directly benefit tribes in Arizona.
Feb. 17, 2024
City of Yuma
Arizona Republican lawmakers filed a complaint on Monday requesting an investigation by the attorney general into Yuma County for using taxpayer funds to enter a contract they say violates state law.
Feb. 13, 2024
SRP building
Salt River Project is embarking on a pilot power storage system. The technology utilizes material which promises to offer approximately six hours longer storage duration than the current lithium-ion batteries it uses.
Jan. 28, 2024
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge upheld a decision by Arizona utility regulators to allow SRP to expand its gas power plant near Coolidge.
Jan. 24, 2024
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
After two years, Mesa has ended its utility program linked to the American Rescue Plan Act.
Jan. 16, 2024
Prescott, Arizona sign
A frozen water line caused serious structural damage to the Ativo Senior Living of Prescott Valley on Friday, forcing the evacuation of 74 people.
Jan. 13, 2024
shade and trees
Arizona residents have the opportunity to receive two free shade trees thanks to SRP. In order to do this, people will need to attend one of the three virtual workshops scheduled in January and February.
Jan. 13, 2024

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