SRP Offers 5 Ways to Save this Summer with helpful, easy tips to reduce your energy bill.
The first day of summer is just two days away. Salt River Project wants to help customers save as the days heat up and air conditioners kick into high gear.
Planting Shade Trees Can Save Customers Up to $50 on Annual Energy Bills
For the second consecutive summer, Salt River Project (SRP) is helping customers save energy, conserve water and beautify the environment with the popular SRP Shade Tree Program.Customers can receive up to two desert-adapted shade trees. To participate, customers must attend a workshop designed to educate them about how to select, plant and care for their trees in order to increase the trees’ survivability and maximize energy savings. The saplings range in height from 4 to 6 feet.
Contributions Based on Number of Hours of Employee Volunteers
Salt River Project employees are turning their volunteer hours into much-needed funds for the nonprofit organizations they assist through the SRP Dollars for Doers program.The program contributes funds, ranging from $250 to $1,000, directly to community nonprofits based upon the number of volunteer hours donated during the 2012 calendar year by SRP employees. The grant program is designed to provide funding to nonprofit agencies that are also supported by the volunteer efforts of SRP employees.
Earns Top Ranking in Category for Most Worker-Hours of ExposureSalt River Project has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2012. It was SRP’s ninth first-place ranking since 1980 and third in the last four years in the category for utilities with systems with 4 million or more annual worker-hours of exposure.
Awards Given to Individuals Who Have Helped Thousands in ArizonaIn recognition of the invaluable contribution of their time, efforts and expertise to their communities, 11 SRP employee volunteers were awarded the SRP Presidents’ Volunteer Spirit Awards, of which 2 are from San Tan Valley. These dedicated employees have given countless hours of their time to help families put food on their tables; provide guidance to Latino youths as they prepare for college and give children with special needs horse therapy rides.
New Study Shows Plant will bring $13 Billion to Nation if Lease is extendedThe Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona will help contribute nearly $13 billion to the Navajo economy and help support thousands of jobs from 2020 through 2044 – if agreements can be reached to keep the plant operating beyond 2019 – according to a study prepared for the Navajo Nation and Salt River Project by the L William Seidman Research Institute at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
1.1Percent Reduction for SRP Customers Will Take Effect in May
The Salt River Project Board today approved a price decrease that will result in lowering customer bills by an overall average of 1.1% beginning in May.The pricing plan reduces two components of SRP’s electric prices and will be in effect for the six summer billing months in 2013, saving a typical residential customer about $1.72 per month.
First Commercial Deployment of SunPower’s Concentrating TechnologySalt River Project (SRP) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today are dedicating a one-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Ariz. The facility is the first commercial deployment of the SunPower® C7 Tracker (C7 Tracker) technology, a solar photovoltaic tracking system that concentrates the sun’s power seven times to achieve one of the lowest levelized costs of electricity (LCOE) for solar power plants available today.