SRP plans to add more solar energy annually by 2025

Salt River Project plans to add 1,000 megawatts of new utility-scale solar energy to its system by the end of fiscal year 2025. According to a press release, the plan will accelerate the pace and total capacity of SRP’s current solar energy resource plans by 700 MW compared to current resource plans during the same […]

Queen Creek to use SRP Aesthetic Fund for electrical line conversion

The Town of Queen Creek will go ahead with an agreement with Salt River Project for the conversion of an overhead electrical distribution facility to an underground facility along Queen Creek Road east of Ellsworth Road. The agreement, which the Town Council approved on consent, will use money from the SRP Aesthetic Fund, totaling $142,100. […]

SRP receives OK for Southeast Power Link through Queen Creek, Mesa

The Arizona Corporation Commission this week unanimously approved a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for an SRP power line project. SRP officials stated in a release that the Southeast Power Link “will enable Salt River Project to meet growing energy needs in the Southeast Valley.” Wednesday’s approval was the final step of the application for the […]

SRP extends temporary decrease in electricity prices

Salt River Project’s Board of Directors has approved increasing the amount and extending a six-month temporary decrease in electricity prices passed earlier this year for SRP customers. Under the six-month extension recommended by SRP management, prices will be reduced by an additional $24.2 million – or approximately 2.3 percent – effective with the November 2018-April […]

Power to the people: 7-mile project offers southeast Valley energy solution, SRP says

Salt River Project is seeking to construct a 7-mile overhead 230-kilovolt power line along a half-mile stretch of Crismon Road into Queen Creek and the rest in southeast Mesa. Meetings are to be held in September to solicit local residents’ input on the project, which also includes a 230/69-kV receiving station. “We have a lot […]

Salt River Project customers set record for energy demand

Salt River Project delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 as it delivered an estimated retail peak demand of 7,252 megawatts. That peak topped SRP’s previous system peak of 7,219 megawatts, which happened June 20, 2017. One megawatt is enough energy to power about 225 […]

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 […]