Ocotillo Earns Recognition from ADEQ

March 19, 2015

The APS Ocotillo Power Plant is one of six charter members of the Arizona Vountary Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP), officials from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced recently.

The program was adopted by the state Legislature and signed into law to provide recognition and incentives for organizations to go above and beyond environmental law requirements.

Ocotillo is a platinum member, the highest of the program's five recognition levels. Platinum-level membership is limited to entities with a fully implemented environmental management system.

The plant’s commitment to continuous improvement and voluntarily exceeding environmental regulatory requirements also earned it the added designation of “Superior Compliance History.” 

“This is an important program to recognize the excellent job that many businesses and municipalities in Arizona are performing in their operating procedures to protect the environment,” ADEQ Director Henry Darwin said. “We encourage others to apply for admission to the VESP and showcase their activities statewide.”

For more information about the VESP, visit www.azdeq.gov/vesp.