Energy

Arizona Public Service Co. dedicated a $90 million solar power plant 35 miles north of Tucson on Wednesday that will supply power for PayPal and Arizona State University. Via news360.com PayPal and ASU entered an agreement with APS to purchase the power from the 40-megawatt Red Rock Power Plant. ASU and PayPal will pay a premium for the renewable-energy credits from the plant in a deal approved by utility regulators

Arizona coal-fired plant's owners weigh options that include closure

  The owners a massive coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona are considering options that include keeping it open but also closing it within the next few years, a spokesman for the plant’s operator said Wednesday. Via tucson.com Salt River Project spokesman Scott Harelson said officials of the power district recently met with Navajo Nation officials to discuss the Navajo Generating Station located on the reservation near Page. The plant’s

A 20-megawatt solar energy facility has opened east of Tucson. Source: Solar field to power homes of near 3,000 Arizonans – Washington Times The Sierra Vista Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2hXp2i0 ) that Arizona utility provider Sulphur Springs Valley Cooperative and California-based energy company SunPower announced Wednesday that their solar facility is now open and will provide energy to nearly 3,000 customers in rural areas south of Willcox. The Solar Energy Industries

Arizona ending key benefit for solar customers

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona utility regulators have adopted a new policy on how solar customers pay for their power. Source: Arizona ending key benefit for solar customers | Local News Stories | havasunews.com Arizona utility regulators have adopted a new policy on how solar customers pay for their power. The Arizona Corporation Commission voted Tuesday to end net metering for new solar customers and to phase out the practice for

Tucson Electric Power Going Solar...For the Right Price

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said last week it is seeking bids to design and build large renewable energy resources such as a community-scale solar array that could supply power to more than 20,000 homes. Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said last week it is seeking bids to design and build large renewable energy resources such as a community-scale solar array that could supply power to more than 20,000 homes. TEP issued

Arizona Utility Companies Meet Load Demands for 2016 through 2025

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recently reviewed the 9th Biennial Transmission Assessment to ensure reliability of Arizona’s existing and planned transmission systems. The review included filings from 19 utility companies, includingArizona Public Service (APS), Tucson Electric Power (TEP), SunZia, and Salt River Project (SRP). Commission staff concluded that Arizona’s utility industry has properly addressed regional transmission planning issues and has developed solutions for any potential load constraints. The commission held