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SRP’s energy mix

As the Valley’s population grows, we remain committed to meeting expanding energy needs and greening up our energy mix along the way.   

A historic commitment and future energy plans  

Powering Valley homes for over a century has taught us many things at SRP. Since the beginning of our community-based not-for-profit organization, we have pledged to act in the best interest of the communities we serve.   

Indeed, a lot has changed in the past century. As the needs of the Valley evolve, so do we. What remains the same, however, is our commitment to our community members — and it’s stronger than ever.  

The world around us is changing; we’re facing rapidly advancing technology, a growing population and critical environmental issues like climate change.  

That’s why we’re making impactful carbon-reducing changes such as retiring coal generation, helping to get at least one million electric vehicles on the roads and investing in large-scale solar operations to power the grid of the future with renewable energy. We also promote energy efficiency programs in our communities to reduce electricity usage.  

Where does our power come from?  

Today’s energy mix is rapidly changing, but it currently comes from both renewable and traditional sources.   

Renewable sources include: 

  • Solar 
  • Geothermal 
  • Biomass 
  • Wind 
  • Hydropower 

Traditional sources include: 

  • Natural gas 
  • Nuclear 
  • Coal 

SRP is shifting to a more renewable energy mix

While we continue to generate electricity from traditional sources, we are steadily adding more renewable and carbon-free energy to the mix. Taking a phased approach allows us to provide enough energy to the growing Valley, especially during the hottest months of the year. 

We need flexible natural gas to provide dependable capacity at times of peak demand, to back up variable resources like solar and wind, and to provide reliable output during major storms and emergency situations.   

Our plans to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted by generation (per megawatt hour, or MWh) by 82% from 2005 levels by 2035 and achieve net-zero carbon by 2050 involve many steps, as outlined in our 2035 goals. Looking into the future, growing the renewable resources in our energy mix will be key to reducing our carbon emissions.  

Preparing for expanding energy demands and economic growth 

As the Valley expands, so must our power grid. SRP will need to double or triple our infrastructure in the next decade to continue serving SRP’s growing customer base reliably and sustainably. To maintain reliable electric service for our customers, we’ll continue to seek opportunities to develop a diverse set of new power generation facilities to help us meet our projected demand.  

SRP remains committed to meeting growing needs while also meeting our sustainability goals by accelerating our adoption of renewable energy sources and greener technology, such as battery energy storage systems and smart home devices. Learn more about SRP’s renewable energy sources. 

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