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Sustainable Energy Offering powers a brighter, more sustainable future for us all

Being green just got a little easier thanks to SRP’s Sustainable Energy Offering. With this program, more companies in Arizona can invest in and use energy from the sun, while adding more solar power to Arizona’s grid. 

In August of 2020, SRP announced its second phase of the Sustainable Energy Offering, adding 21 more eco-minded businesses, schools and municipalities to the existing 12. That means that as of today, 33 commercial or large-sized SRP customers have agreed to power their operations with clean energy from Arizona’s most abundant resource — the sun.  

In April 2022, through a partnership with AES Solar, a 100-megawatt (MW) solar plant in Eloy and Coolidge, Arizona, went online to provide solar energy to these 21 new participants. This is part of SRP’s promise to deliver more clean energy to our customers who have a shared goal of decreasing carbon emissions. It’s also part of our work to help keep Arizona, and the planet, healthy.  

By working closely with commercial customers, these investments help us add more solar capacity to our grid and more solar power to our overall energy mix. These efforts represent progress toward our big-picture goal: We have 955 MW of utility-scale solar in operation and more than 1,500 MW in development, to meet and exceed our 2,025 MW of new utility-scale solar goal.  

4 reasons why solar matters

Getting energy from the sun has some big benefits. For instance, solar energy:

  1. Helps us use less coal and natural gas for power. That’s good news for Arizona and the planet. 
  2. Generates energy at a low cost, keeping customer rates low. 
  3. Protects our customers from the price swings that come with worldwide energy markets.
  4. Is a clean, unlimited power source. That means it won’t hurt the environment and we don’t have to worry about running out of it.   

How does solar energy help the Earth?

Solar energy is pollution-free — it helps keep Arizona clean and green. Using solar energy reduces carbon pollution, which adds to global warming.

Combined, the 33 SRP commercial customers who have already signed up will receive about 300 megawatts (MW) of solar energy. This will cut carbon pollution in Arizona by 1.6 million tons.

1.6 million tons is is the same as taking more than 300,000 cars off the road for a year!

How does solar energy help lower energy costs?

Whether you’re a business or a family, energy costs can make up a big part of your monthly expenses. Green energy sources like solar help fight rising power prices. 

Green energy also protects against the price spikes that we see with coal or natural gas. Both ways can help Arizona businesses, and all SRP customers, save.

Where will the solar energy come from?

SRP has long-term agreements in place to purchase power from solar plants that are now being built right here in Arizona.  

3 comentarios en “Sustainable Energy Offering powers a brighter, more sustainable future for us all”

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  2. I was one of the early researchers in Solar Electric generation (starting 50 years ago). I was an Engr. Prof. at ASU in 1972 and received a $200,000 Grant from NSF (there was no Solar or even Energy Dept. then) to look at large-scale PV Power plants.

    I just moved into Friendship Village (Southern Ave at the canal) in Tempe and presume we are in SRP service territory. Who would I talk with at SRP about the feasibility of installing PV on a fairly large scale within this area (perhaps 20 acres)?

    Chuck Backus

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