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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
Gilbert water tower
The proposal would more than double that monthly water bill by 2026, starting with an initial monthly increase of $17. Many residential customers would also see their monthly rate for solid waste and recycling services go up by about $8.
Jan. 5, 2024
internet cable
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office says Cox Communications will spend millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit over allegations that the company broke the state’s consumer fraud act.
Jan. 4, 2024
SRP power lines
Lawmakers are asking Congressional leaders to ramp up a federal program that helps low-income families with energy costs.
Dec. 12, 2023
In the area of energy, some companies and nonprofits are taking matters into their own hands — installing solar panels and battery storage units. That’s the case for one Tucson church, which created its own microgrid. But, the motivation for Shalom Mennonite Fellowship went beyond reliability and cost.
Dec. 8, 2023
Navajo Generating Station
Earlier this year, three Arizona energy providers pledged $1 million in grant opportunities to help organizations and communities impacted by the transition away from coal-fired power plants. The second round of money has been awarded, and the third round of applications are now open.
Dec. 1, 2023
A sign advertising land for sale in Rio Verde Foothills
The Arizona Corporation Commission unanimously approved a plan to set up a long-term water supplier for Rio Verde Foothills residents who lost access to their water supply earlier this year.
Nov. 30, 2023
Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Republican chair of the Arizona Corporation Commission said the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors can’t be trusted to administer the county’s elections in 2024, when four of five supervisors could be on the ballot.
Nov. 29, 2023
san pedro river
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management halted construction of a 520 mile wind energy transmission line stretching from New Mexico to central Arizona, but the agency will now allow construction to resume in the San Pedro River Valley.
Nov. 28, 2023
SRP canal cleanup
SRP is in the process of cleaning its canal system in the Valley. Workers moved hundreds of fish over the weekend before draining the canal.
Nov. 28, 2023
Arizona Corporation Commission building in downtown Phoenix.
A Democrat on Arizona’s Corporation Commission asked Attorney General Kris Mayes to weigh in on whether Republican commissioners violated Arizona’s Open Meeting Law.
Nov. 22, 2023
Gila River Indian Community canal
In a move that may soon be replicated elsewhere, the Gila River Indian Community recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to put solar panels over a stretch of irrigation canal on their land south of Phoenix.
Nov. 20, 2023

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