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Air-conditioning is a necessity in the Valley of the Sun. But AC supply and workforce shortages may leave some residents sweating it out this summer.
Jun. 28, 2022
car using electric charging station
The Phoenix City Council approved a roadmap to get 280,000 electrical vehicles on city streets by 2030.
Jun. 24, 2022
An APS utility meter on a home
Summer monsoon storms are coming. Jeff Spohn with Arizona Public Service said the storms can be disruptive in urban areas and those that lie at a low elevation.
Jun. 16, 2022
SRP building
SRP said power was out for just under two hours on Tuesday afternoon. Around 4,500 customers in Gilbert and Chandler were affected.
Jun. 14, 2022
SRP electricity meter
SRP said that more than a thousand customers lost power in the West Valley on Monday but expected service to be restored quickly.
Jun. 13, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Arizona Corporation Commission has denied a request by Salt River Project for a permit that would allow it to expand its Coolidge Generating Station.
Jun. 7, 2022
Tempe Orangeburg Pipe sewer map
Checking water main lines is now a priority for Tempe officials since a ruptured pipe closed the U.S. 60, but Tempe residents should be turning their attention to a different type of water infrastructure: sewage pipes.
Jun. 4, 2022
SRP building
Conservationists and residents who live near the plant have opposed the expansion since it was proposed in August 2021.
Jun. 3, 2022
A new apartment complex made of shipping containers opened up in downtown Phoenix. The builder says the 18-unit apartment building on Third and McKinley streets is the largest of its kind in all of North America.
Jun. 3, 2022
Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo
The governor of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, says with water supplies for the state capital reaching crisis levels, desalination will be increasingly necessary to secure adequate water for human consumption, agriculture and industry.
May. 26, 2022
solar panels
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
river confluence
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

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