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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
Salt River Project canal cleaners
Salt River Project is finishing up its annual canal cleanup, which includes adding white amurs to the canal system.
Feb. 16, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project will elect new board members this spring to provide oversight for much of the Valley’s power and water needs.
Feb. 14, 2022
Bunch of red Valentine's Day heart shaped Mylar balloons
APS is warning that a popular Valentine’s Day gift is responsible for power outages every year — Mylar balloons. When released into the air, the balloons get tangled in power lines. APS spokesperson Lily Quezada says not all of last year’s balloon-related outages were caused on Valentine’s day.
Feb. 13, 2022
Arizona House of Representatives building
A state House panel passed a measure Tuesday that sets requirements for who can be a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Feb. 2, 2022
After changing rising prices on electricity for homes with solar panels, the court found SRP used pricing structures to deter customers from buying solar panels.
Feb. 1, 2022
Home Construction
Housing, utilities and transportation costs are making it more expensive for higher-wage earners to live in the metro Phoenix region.
Jan. 27, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have drastically boosted the use of renewable energy for the second time in a year.
Jan. 27, 2022
Sonoran Solar
Mexico is set to break ground on a massive solar energy plant in the state of Sonora next month. Officials say the first phase of the project will be up and running before the end of the year.
Jan. 19, 2022
An APS utility meter on a home
In early November, the state housing department launched the Homeowner Assistance Fund, meant to help people affected by the pandemic avoid foreclosure. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Why has the fund mostly helped homeowners with utilities and not mortgage payments, so far?
Jan. 16, 2022
water faucet
After just a few days of deciding to resume water shut-offs, the city of Phoenix has chosen to hold off after all. Phoenix cited a rise in COVID-19 cases for its decision.
Jan. 6, 2022

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