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 nonprofit 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 half a 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. 

Our plans to reduce our carbon emissions intensity by 65% by 2035 and 90% by 2050 from 2005 levels 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.  

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 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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