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SRP Expands Sustainable Energy Offerings To Apple, ASU, Target And More

Salt River Project says 21 more businesses, cities and education organizations have signed agreements with the utility to get a portion of their power from solar sources. 

Apple, Target, Arizona State University and Boeing are among the customers included in SRP’s sustainable energy expansion. The power and water utility is building a new solar plant in Eloy and wanted to reach a diverse network of customers to meet solar energy demands.

Steve Lopez a senior director at SRP says the 21 customers will enter into a 15 year contract with SRP, and the new solar plant is on track to be operational by December 2021.

“Companies are creating their own sustainability goals and they want to implement renewable energy as part of that portfolio of goals," said Lopez.   "SRP’s customers, I’ll just say they’re no different, and they look to us to attain those goals and this program is a response to that request.”

SRP says 33 organizations have now signed solar agreements with the utility.

Alexandria Krusniak is a summer news intern for KJZZ. She will be a senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is minoring in political science and digital audiences, and plans to graduate in 2021.Krusniak began her radio journey as a freshman at ASU’s student-run Blaze Radio and worked in the news, music and sports departments as an anchor, reporter, host and DJ. She will serve as Blaze's program director her senior year.Krusniak was born and raised in Phoenix, and is interested in sustainability and education.In her free time, you can find her exploring the Arizona outdoors on the hiking and running trails, or in Flagstaff skiing on the slopes when the weather allows.