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SRP Energy Mix 101: Where your power comes from

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 nonprofit organization, we 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. 

While the world around us is changing, we face 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 shutting down the West’s largest coal plant, helping to get at least half a million electric vehicles on the roads and investing in large-scale solar operations to power the grid of the future with clean and renewable energy.

Where does our power come from? 

Let’s have a look at today’s energy sources and the plans to shift toward more renewable sources. Today’s energy mix is rapidly changing, but it currently comes from both renewable and traditional sources.  

Renewable sources include:

  • Solar
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass
  • Wind

Traditional sources include:

  • Natural gas
  • Nuclear
  • Hydropower
  • Coal

SRP is shifting to a more sustainable energy mix

While we do still generate electricity from some traditional sources, we are steadily adding more clean energy to the mix. Taking a phased approach allows us to provide enough energy to a growing Valley, especially during the hottest months of the year.

Our plans to reduce carbon emissions by 65% by 2035 and 90% by 2050 involve many steps as outlined in our 2035 goals. The charts below depict our current energy mix and our future energy mix.

Reliably powering modern-day life

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

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