August 2015


Five Companies Selected for Ocotillo RFP Solicitation

APS announced that five companies successfully completed the pre-qualification process for the Ocotillo Modernization Project request for proposal (RFP). Each company was invited by APS to participate in the RFP process, which will select a contractor to install five simple-cycle gas turbine generators and related ...

August 15, 2014
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Public Hearing Dates Announced for Ocotillo CEC Application

The Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee will hold a public hearing beginning Sept. 16 to consider a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) application for the Ocotillo Modernization Project. APS filed the CEC application with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) on July 31. The ...

August 06, 2014
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APS Submits Ocotillo Application to Arizona Corporation Commission

APS has filed a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) application for the Ocotillo Modernization Project with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). As part of the application, APS evaluates environmental factors such as water use, existing and future land uses at the plant site, cultural ...

August 01, 2014
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AZ Sun rooftop solar program in the media

APS is always planning for ‘what’s next’ in Arizona’s energy future. We know our customers want more options for receiving energy, so APS is proposing a rooftop solar program that will give customers an easy option to go solar. Here are some recent news articles about this innovative program:APS ...

July 29, 2014
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APS proposes new rooftop solar program for APS customers

What if you could add solar to your roof for no cost, and receive a $30 credit on your monthly utility bill for 20 years? And what if the panels were installed by reputable local companies and backed by the energy provider Arizona has trusted for more than a century? It may be possible, pending approval of a plan APS ...

July 25, 2014
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APS Scores High in National Solar Utility Rankings

APS continues to rank as one of the nation’s leading utilities for solar energy in an annual report released by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).APS placed among the top five solar utilities in four categories, including our highest ranking in program history – third in the nation for solar ...

May 16, 2014
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Visitors Ask Questions at Project Open House

Nearly 40 neighborhood residents and others learned more about the Ocotillo Modernization Project during an April 22 open house sponsored by APS. With the plant serving as a backdrop to the open house at ASU’s Karsten Golf Course clubhouse, attendees had the opportunity to ask project team members questions, view ...

May 02, 2014
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Ocotillo Public Information Open House

Ocotillo Open House Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. ASU Karsten Golf Course Clubhouse 1125 East Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281 APS plans to modernize our Ocotillo Power Plant, located at University and McClintock in Tempe. We intend to invest up to $700 million in the aging plant today so we can ...

April 08, 2014
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Arizona Republic Highlights Benefits of Ocotillo Power Plant Modernization

On Saturday, the Arizona Republic covered APS’s plan to modernize the Ocotillo Power Plant:   The half-century-old natural-gas plant towering over Tempe east of Arizona State University will be demolished to make way for more powerful, compact and efficient generators, utility officials said.   ...

February 17, 2014
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2013: a record-breaking year for solar energy and APS

In 2013, APS added 410 megawatts of solar energy to its generation portfolio, making it a record-breaking year. 

January 24, 2014
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