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The Bureau of Land Management has approved a proposed line that will deliver energy from Harquahala Sun solar generation facility near Tonopah into the grid.
May. 18, 2022
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The Department of the Interior announced this week that nearly $10 million will be allocated for irrigation projects and power utilities owned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
May. 6, 2022
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Mexico is renewing an energy subsidy to help Sonorans with the high costs of electricity during the scorching summer months, and the president says he’s looking to make that assistance permanent.
Apr. 28, 2022
Coronado Generating Station
SRP plans to close its Coronado Generating Station in eastern Arizona no later than 2032. The utility has ambitious goals for reducing its carbon footprint and will launch a number of studies on how to shutter the plant with little economic impact. .
Apr. 27, 2022
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador described the legislative defeat as a "betrayal" of the nation.
Apr. 18, 2022
Hopi Tribe
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm plans to visit northeastern Arizona this week as part of the Biden administration’s push to shore up the president’s standing in rural America. Granholm plans to highlight the benefits of the infrastructure bill that Biden signed last year.
Apr. 13, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Conservationists and residents of the community of Randolph gathered outside the Arizona Corporation Commission building Tuesday to protest Salt River Project’s expansion of a gas-fired generating station. The commission voted 4-1 to deny the project.
Apr. 12, 2022
Ford Mustang Mach-E4X electric SUV
Gas prices in Arizona are nearly 50 cents higher than the national average, according to AAA. That, along with an increase in marketing has led to more consumer demand for electric vehicles.
Apr. 12, 2022
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A program to bring electricity to Navajo families added 20 households to the northern Arizona grid over the weekend.
Apr. 11, 2022
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Mexico's president praised ruling, saying it would allow his government to continue shorting up the CFE, the national government-owned utility.
Apr. 8, 2022
SRP building
Utility customers sent new members to Salt River Project’s governing bodies in elections Tuesday.
Apr. 6, 2022
Power lines
Currently, over 14,000 Navajo Nation members don’t have home access to electricity, and utility companies, including Arizona’s Salt River Project, are working to change that.
Apr. 1, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project is the Valley’s largest supplier of water and electricity. But only a fraction of the utility’s customers will vote in upcoming elections for its board members, who help set rates and policy.
Mar. 30, 2022
Chandler City Hall
Customers who have select cryptocurrencies tied to their PayPal accounts will be able to use them when paying their utilities.
Mar. 30, 2022
Upper Salt River
Salt River Project harnesses the power of two rivers, the Verde and the Salt, and it taps into each river at different times of the year.
Mar. 28, 2022
Glen Canyon Dam
Climate change is quickly drying up Arizona’s two big reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead. As water levels plummet, the environmental effects are already being felt across the Southwest. But Tony Davis reports there’s another looming problem the low levels will cause: power supply.
Mar. 28, 2022
Turlock Irrigation District solar canal rendering
Two thousand to 2021 was the driest 22 year period since the year 800. But there’s a promising new pilot project in California that aims to conserve water while producing renewable energy.
More Arizona Science Desk news
Mar. 28, 2022
Navajo Nation
The United States awarded $9 million in energy funding to 13 tribes across the country, including here in Arizona, on Monday.
Mar. 21, 2022
Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on a proposed 500-kilovolt transmission line that would cross the desert about 60 miles west of Phoenix.
Mar. 15, 2022
SRP electricity meter
Arizona law currently allows for energy competition. But state lawmakers are debating a proposal that would remove the ability of other energy providers to come into the state and compete for customers with utilities like APS, SRP and TEP.
Mar. 10, 2022

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