Powering progress for Arizona
More and more advanced business, technology and manufacturing industries are choosing to call Arizona home. One of the reasons is clean, reliable and affordable energy with a range of service options for every size business opportunity. Our economic development team stands ready with the tools, resources and knowledge to help. We work with state, county, regional and municipal economic development organizations to attract and stimulate business investment that creates jobs and supports a healthy economy.
Here are just a few of the ways in which we’re powering progress in Arizona:
Today, half of our energy mix is clean and will become even cleaner in the years to come. We are setting the course for a sustainable energy future that brings together clean energy resources like solar and nuclear, advanced technologies, more choice and enhanced reliability for all of our customers.
Over the last 25 years (19922017), our rates have increased an average of 0.9% for commercial and 1.3% for industrial despite 2.8% inflation. Keeping energy affordable and costs stable for existing, start-up and relocating businesses helps Arizona thrive.
Businesses count on us to keep their operations up and running. We consistently rank among the top utilities for reliability and in 2018 devoted $700 million to operate, maintain, expand and modernize the grid.
By continually modernizing the grid with smart technology and power management efficiencies, we’re able to bring our storage and distribution systems into the digital age to deliver energy more safely, securely, reliably and sustainably than ever before. Advanced grid systems can provide you with insight into your energy use, let us know about changes in demand, and even detect problem areas and redirect power to avoid or minimize an outage.
Access to adequate water supplies is important for power generation. And in a desert climate like Arizona, responsible management of those resources is critical. Which is why each of our power plants has its own unique water strategy to promote efficient and sustainable use of water.
Like you, we call Yuma home-a home that supports our families, children, neighbors and businesses. Which is why we give back millions of dollars every year through philanthropic programs that benefit nonprofits that share our vision for our state. In addition, our employees volunteer their time to nonprofit partners throughout Yuma and Arizona.