Modern Grid

Building the grid of the future

Arizona’s energy needs are changing, and APS is always looking forward and planning to be ready to meet those needs.
 
The days when all electricity was produced at large central power plants and distributed one-way over the grid to customers are gone forever. Tomorrow’s customers will use electricity in new ways to power how they live, work and play. They will have more choices when it comes to their energy use – smart appliances, plug-in electric vehicles, rooftop solar panels and even the possibility of battery storage.

Advances in the grid will support these technologies so we can power whatever customers plug in next. We are preparing now for a future where we can be more responsive to the needs of our customers while never compromising the safety and reliability customers expect.

Videos

  • This is How We Prep For Your Summer
    This is How We Prep For Your Summer
  • Project Illuminate: Bringing the Grid into the Modern Age
    Project Illuminate: Bringing the Grid into the Modern Age
  • Next Is... Smarter with Erik Ellis
    Next Is... Smarter with Erik Ellis
  • Next Is... Powering Innovation
    Next Is... Powering Innovation
  • Next Is... Smarter Energy
    Next Is... Smarter Energy

Blog

APS hits peak demand, solar contribution varies

As Arizona residents endured sweltering temperatures a week ago, demand for power to keep their homes and businesses cool rose to the highest level APS has seen so far in 2015. APS reached peak demand of 7,031 megawatts (MW) at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. The same day, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport ...

August 21, 2015
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New solar plant brightens landfill in Buckeye

APS, City of Phoenix collaboration creates more solar energy for Arizona. 

June 10, 2015
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Studies Indicate Economic Barriers Likely to Limit ‘Grid Defection’

A number of recent studies gauge the feasibility of consumers "going off the grid" and whether it's a good idea.

April 23, 2015
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