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coolidge generating station
A judge has ruled against Salt River Project’s proposed expansion of a gas-fired plant near Coolidge.
Jan. 23, 2023
Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris was in Tonopah on Thursday to help break ground for a new transmission line that will help move solar power in the Southwest.
Jan. 19, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
Rio Verde Foothills residents have filed an injunction against the city of Scottsdale after it shut down water delivery services to the community.
Jan. 17, 2023
Kamala Harris
On Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Tonopah, Arizona, to celebrate the groundbreaking of a high voltage transmission line known as the Ten West Link.
Jan. 14, 2023
SRP canal cleanup
Salt River Project will begin its annual cleanup and repair of its canals Friday. The work means that access to some areas may be closed, including Arizona Falls on Indian School Road.
Jan. 4, 2023
Patrick Krause
Salt River Project was created to help metro Phoenix farmers irrigate their crops. Today, about 24,000 people still irrigate their lawns and gardens. Hear about irrigation in the Valley and the ditch riders who make sure the system works.
More Arizona water news
Dec. 27, 2022
solar panels
California utility regulators have approved major changes to the state’s rooftop solar market. The move could have far-reaching implications for the industry as a whole.
Dec. 19, 2022
Tempe City Hall
The city of Tempe committed to using clean energy more than a decade ago. It is now working with a local utility through a new program that will help it reach its renewable energy goals.
Dec. 14, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project's board of directors recently approved a solar generating station at the Copper Crossing Research and Energy Facility near Florence.
Dec. 7, 2022
Guaymas sewage
By early next year, Sonoran officials say the coastal municipality of Guaymas, which has long struggled with a collapsing sewage system and spotty access to drinking water, will take control of its own water operations.
Nov. 30, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a modification to a plan for new transmission lines. The vote could pave the way for more wind energy in Arizona.
Nov. 14, 2022
drop from a water faucet
The city of Mesa has a water-rate discount program for low-income older adults. Called the Limited Senior Rate Program, the plan introduced about a year ago takes 30% off residents’ water bills.
Nov. 11, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project recently announced a partnership with a company that specializes in battery storage systems.
Oct. 31, 2022
internet cord
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would spend $759 million to provide high-speed internet access to rural communities across the country. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Tohono O’odham Utility Authority in Arizona will receive more than $17 million in grant funding.
Oct. 28, 2022
glass of water
A new federal requirement means Phoenix will replace thousands of water service lines to reduce the risk of lead exposure in drinking water.
Oct. 20, 2022
electric meter
The state’s major utilities have publicly committed themselves to clean energy. But conservationists say they have a long way to go if they are to meet their goals.
Oct. 18, 2022
SRP East Line Solar Plant
Two of the five seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for grabs in the current election. The commission is best known for regulating utilities. A big issue distinguishing this year’s candidates is renewable energy.
Voter Guide: Info on candidates, issues and more
Oct. 17, 2022
Peoria City Hall
MyPeoriaAZ users may now submit service requests, like graffiti removal, street maintenance, street lighting, traffic signals and more.
Oct. 6, 2022
Jonathan Nez
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has approved legislation that allocates $3.6 million to the Ramah Navajo School Board in New Mexico. The Pine Hill Schools are long overdue for a new electrical system.
Sep. 28, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Arizona utility regulators have the individual power to seek corporate records to see if a company is funneling “dark money” into the campaigns of their colleagues. And a majority can’t block it, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Sep. 28, 2022

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