APS announces $1.5M increase in aid to customers experiencing financial hardship

Arizona Public Service announced Tuesday, Jan. 8 a $1.5 million increase in assistance for customers who are struggling to pay their electricity bills due to a sudden financial hardship. The assistance include s a special fund of $500,000 designated for Arizonans who have been affected by the federal government shutdown. The announcement more than doubles […]

Deadline to apply for STEM mini-grants is Oct. 5

Applicants will be notified by Nov. 8 Time is running out for Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within APS’s service territory to apply for STEM mini-grants for the 2016-17 school year. This year’s deadline to apply for the grants is Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more than a decade, APS and the Phoenix […]

Why pay more for the same sun? Use grid-scale solar

With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, Arizona is a natural for solar power. In fact, the state was recently ranked No. 2 for total solar energy capacity. Some of the benefits of solar energy are clear. This clean, renewable energy source has no carbon emissions and uses no water.

Solar power is an important resource helping to power our customers’ lives, however, we must make sure we are getting the most bang for our buck. Grid-scale solar (large solar farms that typically contain solar panels that track the sun across the sky), in a direct comparison, produces more, costs less and helps the environment far more than private residential rooftop. In addition, grid-scale solar means all APS customers are solar customers, not just the ones who can put panels on their roof.

For the past five years, APS has been hard at work overseeing the construction, maintenance and delivery of solar energy from nine solar plants around the state that are part of our Arizona sun program.