Arizona Forward program addresses sustainability leadership

Arizona’s oldest environmental organization is building a new generation of business leaders to integrate practical sustainability knowledge into the organizations and communities they serve, according to Arizona Forward. The organization launched the pilot class of its Emerging Sustainability Leaders program, which consists of 14 participants, in early December. “The Emerging Sustainability Leaders program is the […]

STEM mini-grant program applications open for Arizona teachers

Teachers have a daunting task of continually finding engaging ways to educate their students, and when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math subjects, that task can be even tougher. For more than a decade, educators from around the state have risen to the challenge to engage their students through highly interactive, hands-on STEM […]

Local APS crews travel to Puerto Rico to assist with power restoration

APS is sending 50 line workers and support staff to Puerto Rico this month to assist with ongoing power restoration efforts on the island. Hundreds of thousands of customers remain without electricity after powerful hurricanes hit the island in September, according to a press release. Three employees from APS’s Paradise Valley office will be a […]

APS supports Arizona teachers through collaboration

According to Beth Maloney, a veteran fifth grade teacher, she wouldn’t be the teacher she is today if it weren’t for the Arizona K12 Center. Thanks to an ongoing partnership with the APS, which includes an annual grant of $20,000 to the Arizona K12 Center, the organization is better able to provide ongoing affordable professional […]

Paradise Valley man appointed Grand Canyon Association Board Vice Chair

The Grand Canyon Association, the official non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park has appointed two new board members to its Board of Directions for 2017. GCA’s all-volunteer, 14 member board is comprised of business and community leaders from all over the United States who commit their time and expertise for the benefit and improvement of the association. Members of the Board share a passion and dedication to preserve and protect Grand Canyon National Park for future generations, according to a press release.

APS strikes deal for capacity resources

Arizona Public Service completed its 2016 “all source” request for proposals seeking capacity resources the company announced Friday, Dec. 23. APS signed an agreement with Arlington Valley, LLC to contract for 565 megawatts of capacity from the Arlington Valley combined cycle power plant starting June 1, 2020. The deal will run for six years. The company will also conduct request for proposals to meet future summer season peak capacity needs for 2021 and latter with a RFP issued as early as 2017, according to a press release.

America’s largest carbon-free energy source located in Arizona

It’s a little-known fact, but one that has a huge impact on Arizona and the state’s environmental well-being. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the country’s largest producer of emission-free energy, by far surpassing other energy sources for producing clean, around-the-clock power. No single energy source produces as much clean energy as America’s largest nuclear power plant, according to a press release.

APS, Valley businesses partner to support military employees

APS recently hosted an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve training attended by more than two dozen managers from Valley businesses highlighting veterans and companies that employ them. With more than 600,000 veterans living in Arizona, supporting veteran, Guard and Reserve personnel is important to Arizona companies like APS, where veterans account for 20 […]

JW Marriott Desert Ridge installs LED lights throughout resort

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa recently completed an extensive project designed to reduce the resort’s energy use and environmental impact while improving aesthetics, by converting as much of its lighting as possible to energy-efficient LEDs. The resort partnered with two companies to complete the conversion: Arizona Public Service provided a rebate of $364,277 to help offset the over $1 million cost of the project, and Groom Energy Solutions handled the lighting design and installation, according to a press release.

Pilot program connects veterans and families to new employment

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and the Arizona Coalition for Military Families have a pilot program that will connect service members, veterans and their family members with employment, training and resources. The pilot program was recently announced at the Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment Summit, sponsored by APS, and broadcast live at as […]