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Arizona is experiencing recording breaking heat this week with an excessive heat warning in effect until Sunday. With highs of 117 degrees expected in Phoenix on Friday and 113 degrees in Tucson, Tucson Electric Power is asking customers to help conserve energy.
Jun. 18, 2021
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The state’s largest electric utility is predicting record high usage for customers on Tuesday. Arizona Public Service says it is ready for a long hot summer. APS says it prepares for the summer months year round, forecasting demand and planning accordingly.
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Jun. 15, 2021
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Phoenix, Tempe and El Mirage are the only Valley cities that still keep water flowing to homes and businesses that are behind on their bills. Early in the pandemic, nearly every city issued a moratorium on disconnections.
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Jun. 11, 2021
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Increasing contamination of groundwater around Tucson International Airport is prompting the city to indefinitely suspend use of a treatment plant that draws from wells in the area, officials announced Tuesday.
Jun. 9, 2021
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Water restoration is expected this week for residents of some 500 homes in the unincorporated community of Golden Valley in northwestern Arizona that have been without water for days due to a broken well.
May. 17, 2021
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state's electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change.
May. 7, 2021
ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor Corporation announced results for the first quarter of 2021 on Monday. The quarterly numbers showed a 16% increase in revenue year over year and record automotive revenue of $515 million.
May. 3, 2021
South Mountain Loop 202 freeway sign
Phoenix is considering paying a developer to build a half street at a key location in the southwestern part of the city.
Apr. 28, 2021
peoria recycling bin
Peoria is undertaking a pilot project to see if it can get its residents to recycle more, and to stop putting things that are not recyclable into the recycling bins.
Apr. 20, 2021
Kingman
Kingman residents are now able to use the city's pay portal for utility bills as investigators still try to determine the extent of a cyber-breach in late February.
Apr. 16, 2021
An APS utility meter on a home
On a 3-2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission has decided to move forward with the standard of 95 degrees as the point that utilities cannot be shut off.
Apr. 15, 2021
Preparing for a $2 trillion overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure, the Biden administration has handed out letter grades to each state. Arizona has been given a C for its infrastructure, which sounds rather average, but only two states received a higher mark.
Apr. 12, 2021
Downtown Mesa light rail
Through our Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Are there any plans to extend the light rail eastward to Power Road in Mesa?
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Apr. 10, 2021
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Kingman, Arizona officials continue to investigate a cyberattack that compromised the city’s computer system. It’s been six weeks since hackers wreaked havoc, and the city’s public affairs coordinator, Coleen Haines, said customers are still affected.
Apr. 10, 2021
Power lines
In February, three winter storms that swept across the central U.S. led to severe power failures in Texas. While the Texas power grid stands alone, Arizona is part of an energy network with 14 western states, a few Canadian provinces and part of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. The Arizona Republic’s Ryan Randazzo took a look at Arizona’s power grid and what we can learn from the Texas debacle.
Apr. 6, 2021
Arizona Corporation Commission building
As Arizona’s utilities push for an increase in renewable energy, the Arizona Legislature is digging in its heels.
Mar. 31, 2021
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In Mexico, a drastic change to the energy laws benefiting the State over private companies had been signed by the president. But in less than 24 hours, the Mexican Supreme court suspended it.
Mar. 12, 2021
Glen Canyon Recreation Area Lake Powell
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has signed off on a preliminary permit for a project to create electricity with pumped water in northern Arizona.
Feb. 22, 2021
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Seven Valley cities have decided to restart the process of shutting off water service for residents who don’t pay their bills. Most have not been doing it during the pandemic. The Arizona Republic found that more than 50,000 residents and businesses were behind on their bills as of the beginning of this year.
Feb. 5, 2021
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority workers install electric lines
Hundreds of homes have been wired for electricity since the Navajo Nation authorized use of $110 million in CARES Act funding last fall. Workers have brought electricity to 713 homes so far through the project, exceeding the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority's initial goal of 510 homes.
Jan. 2, 2021

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