Salt River Project wants 1 GW of solar

The Arizona water and power cooperative has announced plans to increase its utility scale solar energy to 1 GW of capacity by 2025. SRP currently hosts 248 MW of solar.

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Duel in the desert: matching RPS initiatives pass in Nevada and fail in Arizona

After the most expensive ballot initiative campaign in the state’s history, Arizona’s 50% by 2030 RPS initiative has been defeated, while in Nevada the bill’s identical twin found the support it needed to pass its first election cycle.

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Top states and races to watch for clean energy on election day

Clean energy is on the ballot on November 6, and these are the states where voters will be making the biggest decisions.

AZ Commissioner Justin Olson answered questions about energy policy by copying parts of an APS memo

The latest research by Energy and Policy Institute finds yet another potentially improper interaction between an ACC member and a utility that he is tasked with regulating.

Arizona’s largest solar project for a school district goes online

The project consists of over 73,000 photovoltaic panels across 82 Tucson Unified School
District school campuses and support facilities, and will provide the district with 47% of its electricity needs.

Con Edison’s big buy: 943 MW of solar from Sempra

The $1.54 billion transaction will make Con Edison the 2nd-largest owner of operational solar assets in the United States, and is expected to close by the end of the year.

Arizona utility pushes smarter energy use to maximize daytime solar power

Arizona Public Service has announced three new residential energy programs hoping to financially motivate customers to use cheaper daytime electricity via HVAC, energy storage and hot water heaters.

Arizona regulators provide mixed ruling for solar in TEP, UNSE service areas

In the same meeting that they rejected a discriminatory grid access charge, Arizona regulators have moved PV system owners in TEP and UNS’ service areas to a value of solar methodology which creates long-term uncertainty for the market.

SRP approves $50k donation to fight Arizona RPS initiative

The board of the Arizona utility has approved a $50k donation to fight a ballot initiative to move the state to 50% renewable electricity by 2030, even though SRP would not be directly subject to the mandate.

Kaiser signs power contracts for 131 MW of solar, 110 MW of batteries

NextEra will build a series of solar, wind and battery projects which will power 27 of the healthcare consortium’s 39 hospitals.

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