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Some Cox internet customers are experiencing outages due to an APS power pole that caught fire near Third Street and Bell Road.
Some Cox internet customers are experiencing outages, due to an APS power pole that caught fire near Third Street and Bell Road on Wednesday.
Sep. 24, 2020
SRP electricity meter
Salt River Project has announced it won’t disconnect utility services for some limited-income customers through the end of this year in response to COVID-19 hardships.
Sep. 23, 2020
sign for the town of Queen Creek
The Arizona Corporation Commission heard an update from the interim manager of a beleaguered East Valley water provider on Tuesday. The commission heard several plans on how interim manager EPCOR and individual stakeholders hope to increase capacity for Johnson Utilities.
Sep. 22, 2020
Hermosillo pepenadores
In many parts of Mexico, some make their living by collecting recyclable materials from landfills. In the Sonoran capital Hermosillo, they also play a key role in the city’s very young recycling program, a role they had to fight for.
Sep. 17, 2020
SRP electricity meter
The moratorium on utility shut offs for delinquent accounts in the City of Mesa is coming to an end next month. But the city has increased its utility assistance program budget from one million to eight million dollars, to help city residents impacted by the pandemic.
Sep. 16, 2020
Javier Corral
A 1940s agreement between Mexico and the U.S. has ignited a revolt in a Mexican border state southeast of Arizona.
Sep. 14, 2020
Heather van Blokland
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 78 million. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Sep. 11, 2020
sign for the town of Queen Creek
The town of Queen Creek will be getting more water from the Colorado River under a new deal approved by the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Under the deal, Queen Creek would get about 1,100 acre-feet of Colorado River water each year to help the town of about 42,000 people continue to grow.
Sep. 5, 2020
water faucet
Phoenix’s Water director wants to make emergency action taken during the pandemic permanent.
Sep. 2, 2020
Power lines
Last week, Arizona Public Service, the Salt River Project and Tucson Electric Power all asked customers to conserve power, even if that meant raising their thermostats during peak hours and peak heat. The Arizona Corporation Commission met Aug. 21 to discuss the possibility of rolling blackouts in Arizona if the demand for electricity continues.
Aug. 24, 2020
An APS utility meter on a home
Corporation Commissioner Lea Marquez-Peterson called an emergency, informal meeting of the Arizona Corporation Commission Friday to address the demand for electricity amid record-breaking heat.
Aug. 22, 2020
Palo Verde nuclear generating station
Temperatures in Arizona are so high the weather maps are running out of colors, and the Salt River Project recently lost a key Phoenix transmission line to the Salt Fire. It’s no surprise, then, that utility companies are urging customers to back off on peak energy consumption. But how does the grid make such adjustments?
Aug. 20, 2020
A night view of an experimental high flow at Glen Canyon Dam in 2012.
The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing water below Glen Canyon Dam to create power as excessive heat continues to drive demand. The water releases will lead to rising levels on the Colorado River.
Aug. 19, 2020
An APS utility meter on a home
Arizona Public Service and Tucson Electric Power put out a call Aug. 19 asking customers to conserve energy especially during peak hours. There is the possibility that demand could exceed what utilities have prepared for, and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Lea Marquez Peterson wants to make sure they are ready.
Aug. 19, 2020
Power lines
Rolling blackouts in California follow a heat wave that has hit Arizona hard this summer, too, leading to concerns about Arizona utilities' ability to keep up with demand.
Aug. 18, 2020
AC thermostat
Residents are dealing with one of the driest monsoon seasons in the state and a pandemic on top of record breaking temperatures resulting in higher utility bills.
Aug. 11, 2020
solar panels
Salt River Project says 21 more businesses, cities and education organizations have signed agreements with the utility to get a portion of their power from solar sources. Apple, Target, Arizona State University and Boeing are among the customers included in SRP’s sustainable energy expansion.
Aug. 10, 2020
Republic Services
The coronavirus pandemic has increased the amount of waste we create at home. But, the nation’s second largest waste manager is having mixed results taking care of all the trash. Phoenix-based Republic Services reported second quarter earnings on Thursday.
Aug. 9, 2020
Arizona Supreme Court building
In a 6-1 decision, the justices rejected claims by the owners of Johnson Utilities that there was no constitutional authority for the regulators to appoint an interim manager as it did two years ago.
Aug. 1, 2020


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