New solar plant to charge huge battery

Integrated solar and battery project will be largest in Arizona

Salt River Project today announced a 20-year power purchase agreement for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery project that will be located in Pinal County, Arizona. SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the Pinal Central Energy Center near Coolidge which will be constructed and owned by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources.

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Forest debris to fuel

Test burn aims to accelerate forest restoration, reduce wildfires

SRP is exploring the feasibility of using forest debris as a supplemental fuel at its Coronado Generating Station (CGS) in St. Johns, Arizona, to improve the health of Arizona’s forests and watersheds.

CGS workers are scheduled to test burn more than 2,600 tons – or about 250 acres – of forest debris biomass at the plant over a 20-day period beginning in the fall or early winter.

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SRP Board OKs $27 million price decrease

Temporary reduction in July and August will save typical electric customer more than $15

SRP’s Board of Directors has approved an overall average 3.7 percent decrease in electricity prices for the two hottest months of this year. The decrease will save the typical residential customer about $7.60 per month, or about a combined $15.20 for the July and August billing cycles.

SRP’s publicly elected board made the decision during a special meeting June 23.

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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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