Water conservation aids during times of drought

Drought is a way of life in the desert, but decades of active conservation measures have helped Arizona grow while using the same, or even less, amount of water. While the state’s population has more than doubled since 1980, total water use has decreased by only a third, according to a press release. “Arizona uses […]

Salt River Project to offer new battery storage program

Salt River Project has initiated a program to support the installation and use of battery storage systems for its residential customers. The Battery Storage Incentive Program will provide up to $1,800 ($150 per DC-kWh) for customers who purchase and install qualifying lithium ion battery technologies, the company claims in a press release. The program will […]

SRP election April 3 set to fill dozens of board, council seats

Salt River Project voters will fill seats on two boards and councils on Tuesday, April 3. SRP is made up of two separate organizations: the Salt River Valley Water Users’ Association, a private water corporation, and the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, a political subdivision of the state that oversees SRP’s electric […]

SRP weighs temporary 1 percent reduction in electric prices

Salt River Project’s directors will consider at their March 27 meeting dropping electricity prices for more than 1 million SRP customers. Under the six-month temporary decrease, recommended by SRP management, prices would be reduced by approximately 1 percent effective with the May-through-October 2018 billing cycles. Prices will return to original winter season prices approved in […]

Hummel named Salt River Project general manager, CEO

Salt River Project’s Board of Directors has selected Mike Hummel to succeed Mark B. Bonsall as the general manager and chief executive officer of the not-for-profit public power utility. Mr. Hummel, SRP’s deputy general manager of resources and finance, will assume his new responsibilities in May, according to a press release. “I am honored to […]

SRP executive takes helm of statewide environmental group

The new president of the state’s oldest environmental advocacy organization said she and the Arizona Forward board of directors will set a new course this year and make progress in such areas as improved use of waterways and canal redevelopment. Lori Singleton, who also will be CEO, accepted the position after a 39-year career at […]

SRP stresses safety with holiday lighting, decorations

Salt River Project is encouraging customers to stay safe this holiday season as they plug in holiday decorative lights, surge protectors and extension cords. Each year, hundreds of homes are damaged or destroyed by fires that start with overloaded circuits, Christmas trees or holiday lights, according to the National Fire Protection Association. “The most important […]

SRP is prepared to handle summer monsoons

  As the monsoon season continues to hit the Valley, Salt River Project is prepared to handle the heat and storms. SRP’s transmission, distribution, generation and planned energy purchases are equipped to serve the increased summer demand and summer monsoons. SRP plans for the summer heat and storms throughout the year by maintaining its transmission […]

Mylar balloons can cause power outages, Salt River Project officials warn

Mylar balloons are a popular and festive way to celebrate. Salt River Project reminds revelers to securely hold or tether shiny bouquets because they can leave people in the dark. “The metallic material, which gives Mylar balloons the attractive shine, also makes them energy conductors,” Wayne Wisdom, SRP senior director of Distribution Grid Services, said […]

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley news briefs: Great Neighbor nominations, school fundraisers, Pinal County Town Hall, more

The following are news briefs for Queen Creek and San Tan Valley for the week of Aug. 24-31:

Deadline for Great Neighbor nominations is Aug. 31
The Queen Creek Town Council invites residents to nominate and recognize their neighbors for the “Great Neighbor” program. The town-sponsored program recognizes and honors residents who go out of their way to improve and enhance the quality of life in Queen Creek, according to a press release.
The deadline to submit nominations online is Monday, Aug. 31, for recognition at the Sept. 16 town council meeting.
Residents who know someone who deserves to be recognized as a Great Neighbor can nominate him or her using the form on the town’s website. Recipients will be honored by the town council and presented with a certificate and photo opportunity with the mayor. The Great Neighbor ceremony is held quarterly at town council meetings.
The fall nomination deadline and ceremony dates are:
•Nov. 30 for recognition at the Dec. 16 town council meeting
For more information, visit the town’s website or call 480-358-3000.