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The most recent issue of the Business Contact newsletter is below. Additional information about rebates, energy saving tips and more is available on the Business Resource Center: Energy Advice.

September 2019

CLAIM BUSINESS BENEFITS FOR ELECTRIFICATION

Like the sound of rebates, real business benefits and reducing your carbon footprint? Then you'll love what's available through savewithsrpbiz.com/etech. Going electric has its perks and the list is growing. From lowering fuel and operation costs to dampening workplace noise and clutter, electrification can empower your workforce and improve your workplace.

TYPE REBATE AMOUNT
Electric Forklifts Up to $500 per new addition, up to $2,000 per conversion
Electric standby truck refrigeration unit infrastructure Up to $1,000 per bay
Custom electric equipment Up to $0.10 per annual kWh

For detailed program and eligibility requirements, visit savewithsrpbiz.com/etech.

 

EMERGENCY BUSINESS PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS

"Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters" is the theme for this year’s National Preparedness Month (NPM), which is recognized each September to promote disaster and emergency planning in an effort to make unforeseen disasters seem a little less overwhelming. Although it’s fundamentally geared toward individuals, businesses can and should participate all month.

As outlined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on ready.gov/september, there are a handful of key considerations, templates and checklists that can make a major difference in the event of an emergency.

Is your business prepared? SRP recommends the following:

  • Have a company wide emergency plan and supplies in place.
  • Sign up for outage alerts from SRP to stay in the know.
  • Practice safely shutting off utilities like power, water and gas.
  • Confirm that your business has functioning smoke detectors.
  • Consider looking into backup generators and emergency power sources.
  • Finally, be sure to explore srpnet.com/bizsafety for more tips on how to keep you and your co-workers safe around electricity during a disaster.

 

A LOOK BACK — GRANITE REEF DIVERSION DAM

Despite the sweltering heat on June 13, 1908, a reported crowd of over 1,000 people gathered for the dedication of Granite Reef Diversion Dam, located below the confluence of the Salt and Verde rivers. The ceremonies were led by Arizona Gov. Joseph H. Kibbey, a former territorial district court judge and co-author of the Articles of Incorporation of the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association.

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLES CHARGE AHEAD

September 14-22 is National Drive Electric Week, a perfect time for SRP customers to consider options on srpdriveelectric.com. From buying guides to electric vehicle comparison calculators and special price plans, there's plenty of helpful information available on the site.

All indications show that electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity. For instance, it is estimated that some 132 consumer models will be on the market by 2022; there are roughly 41 available today. And battery ranges will likely increase from 120-250 miles to 196-264 miles in the coming years (ranges apply to most EVs). As more people make the switch to electric vehicles, greenhouse gas emissions will likely decrease 57% by 2050. This is one technology that continues to charge into the future.

Source: SRP Transportation Electrification Roadmap

 

THRIFTY THURSDAY 2-FOR-1 AT SCHNEPF FARMS

New amusement rides, zip lines, mini golf, chili parties and more. It's all part of the family fun at Schnepf Farms every Thursday in October. Best of all, admission is two for one when you show this coupon upon entrance. Take advantage of 10-acre mazes, activities from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and all sorts of fall excitement.

This offer is not good with any other offer. Train rides and select activities may require additional tickets. For directions, details and more information, visit schnepffarms.com or call (480) 987-3100 today!

 

DON’T POST SIGNS ON UTILITY POLES

Many utility poles have plastic casings that house high-voltage lines that carry power to underground lines. Hammering nails or other sharp objects into those casings to post a sign can cause serious injury or even death.

SRP and City of Phoenix crews remove signs when they find them because nails could also injure linemen who may need to climb the poles to make repairs or perform maintenance.

Attaching signs to public utility poles is not only dangerous but is also illegal in some cities.

 

SIMPLE WATERSAVING IDEAS

At SRP, we know that every business uses water differently, but saving water at your business can be simple.

Conduct an inspection of your property (inside and out) to identify where you use the greatest amount of water, and pinpoint where savings can be achieved. Be sure to fix any leaks or drips you find as soon as possible.

The best and most effective way to conserve water in your operations is to educate and involve employees in water efficiency efforts. Designate a water efficiency coordinator and develop a mission statement for saving water at your business.

Visit srpnet.com/savebizwater for more water-saving tips for your business.