Facts about SRP

SRP is the oldest multipurpose federal reclamation project in the United States. We have been serving central Arizona since 1903, nearly 10 years before Arizona became the 48th state.

Today the SRP power district is one of the nation's largest public power utilities. We provide electricity to approximately 1 million retail customers in a 2,900-square-mile service area that spans three Arizona counties, including most of the metropolitan Phoenix area (known as the Valley). We are an integrated utility, providing generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as metering and billing services.

SRP's water business is one of the largest raw-water suppliers in Arizona. We deliver about 800,000 acre-feet of water annually to a 375-square-mile service area and manage a 13,000-square-mile watershed that includes an extensive system of reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals.

Basic data FY15

Employees, year-end (regular) 5,021
Electric customers, year-end 996,682
Electric service area 2,900 sq. mi.
Water service area 375 sq. mi
Watershed 13,000 sq. mi.

Power data FY15

Peak - SRP retail customers (MW) 6,716
Peak - power system (MW) 7,854
Resources available to serve peak (MW) 9,671
Sales, total (GWh) 34,227
Sales, retail (GWh) 27,539

Financial data FY15

Data ($ in 000s)
Total operating revenues $3,033,109
Operating expenses, total $2,956,608
Net revenues (loss) $41,150
Utility plant, gross $14,659,479
Electric revenue contributions to support water operations $59,033
Taxes & tax equivalents $161,644
Debt ratio 47.7
Debt service coverage ratio 3.21

Note: SRP operates on a fiscal year of May 1 through April 30.


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SRP's ownership interest in major power sources:

Facility SRP ownership interest Fuel
Agua Fria Generating Station (Ariz.) 100% of 626 MW oil/natural gas
Coronado Generating Station (Ariz.) 100% of 785 MW, units 1 & 2
100% of 500-kV transmission system
Craig Generating Station (Colo.) 29% (250 MW) of 863 MW, units 1 & 2 coal
Desert Basin Generating Station (Ariz.) 100% of 581 MW natural gas
Four Corners Generating Station (N.M.) 10% (154 MW) of 1,540 MW, units 4 & 5 coal
Hayden Generating Station (Colo.) 50% (131 MW) of 262 MW, unit 2 coal
Kyrene Generating Station (Ariz.) 100% of 410 MW natural gas
Mesquite Generating Station (Ariz.) 100% of 625 MW, block 1 natural gas
Navajo Generating Station (Ariz.) 21.7% (488 MW) of 2,250 MW, units 1, 2 and 3 coal
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Ariz.) 17.49% (688 MW) of 3,934 MW, units 1, 2 & 3 nuclear
Santan Generating Station (Ariz.) 100% of 1,219 MW natural gas
Springerville Generating Station (Ariz.) 100% of 417 MW, unit 4 coal

For more information, see the SRP generation sources page.

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Water data

Data (acre feet)
Water deliveries 740,589
Reservoir storage capacity 2,328,201
Water in storage, FY14 end 1,314,489
Runoff 348,373

Note: Water data is by calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2014, unless noted.

SRP dams and lakes

Dam Lake
Bartlett Dam Bartlett Lake
C.C. Cragin Dam C.C. Cragin Reservoir
Granite Reef Dam --
Horse Mesa Dam Apache Lake
Horseshoe Dam Horseshoe Lake
Mormon Flat Dam Canyon Lake
Stewart Mountain Dam Saguaro Lake
Theodore Roosevelt Dam Roosevelt Lake

For more information, see the SRP Dams page.

SRP sustainable portfolio FY15

Energy Efficiency Megawatt-hours
Commercial DSM 914,921
Residential DSM 905,376
New Programs 48,534
M-Power 252,705
SRP facility EE savings 5,287
Total Energy Efficiency 2,126,823
Renewable energy
Biomass 111,750
Hydropower 647,832
Landfill gas 103,570
Geothermal 590,990
Solar 228,792
Wind 220,873
Renewable energy credits 58,993
Total renewable energy 1,962,800
Total sustainable portfolio 4,089,623
Total sustainable portfolio – % of retail requirements 14.26%

Corporate officers and executive management

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