3 power (and water) moms

SRP moms share their parenting stories

Three completely different career paths, experiences and challenges still leave one thing in common for Sara McCoy, May Millies and Cheryl Zittle.


This is one title these three successful SRP moms wear with pride. This Mother’s Day, we asked them how they have applied their education and experience at work to how they have raised their children.

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Algae research to control carbon emissions

ASU-SRP Algae Study

SRP and ASU come together for carbon capture

Can algae, that murky green growth you sometimes see by a stream, by a lake or in a swimming pool, help mitigate carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants?

That’s a question SRP and Arizona State University researchers are trying to answer as they look to find new and better ways to control carbon emissions, demonstrate environmental stewardship for a sustainable future and comply with federal regulations.

“It’s a key question that we must all work to resolve,” said Chico Hunter, Manager, Environmental Policy & Innovation.

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SRP crews begin prep work on destination attraction


(Photo: Artist’s rendering of the planned relief sculpture)

Massive Teddy Roosevelt monument on namesake dam expected to boost Arizona tourism.

UPDATE: Thanks for playing along, everyone! #AprilFools

When we think of Arizona, we think giant saguaros, the Grand Canyon, or the stunning red rocks of Sedona.

Now, SRP crews are preparing to turn another Arizona jewel into an even bigger tourist draw — a gigantic 350-foot-tall depiction of President Theodore Roosevelt in relief on the face of the iconic dam on the Salt River that bears his name.

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Super-sized bucket truck

Meet SRP’s new Palfinger 650i: the tallest utility truck in the U.S.

What can reach more than half the length of a football field, extend 92 feet side to side, yet fit into small spaces to repair 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines? The tallest utility truck in the United States, which is the newest piece of equipment in SRP’s fleet to ensure grid reliability so the power stays on for customers.

The 88,980 pound vehicle, which runs on biodiesel, is called a Palfinger P650i. It is the tallest insulated aerial work platform in the United States. By design, it does what no other vehicle in SRP’s fleet does, such as extend 213 feet into the air, fit in more compact spaces and, with a five-axle chassis, easily maneuver and travel off road on desert terrain to maintain and repair remote transmission lines.

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