Business Contact customer newsletters
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.
SRP LOOKS TO PROCURE UP TO 400 MW OF SOLAR
In mid-January SRP issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 400 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy. The RFP seeks proposals for up to 200 MW of solar to be sited on the Navajo Nation while the remaining 200 MW is not location-specific but must deliver to SRP’s transmission system.
Once contracted, the 400 MW will position SRP to achieve its goal of acquiring 1,000 MW of new solar energy by 2025. All of the emissions-free energy that will be generated by these new solar resources will be delivered to SRP customers in the Valley.
“This project is critical as it moved us forward in our goal to invest in more solar energy projects and offer our customers a diverse mix of affordable, emissions-free power. We are also proud to work with the Navajo Nation as they facilitate further development of renewable energy,” said SRP General Manager and CEO Mike Hummel.
Proposals in response to the RFP must be submitted to SRP by May 4, 2020. Selection of new resources is expected to be completed by July 2020. Additional information about the RFP, including instructions on how to register to submit proposals, is avaliable at srpnet.com/SolarRFP.
$4 DISCOUNT TO THE COUNTY FAIR
Visit srpnet.com/Offers to get a coupon for the Maricopa County Fair being held April 15–19 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. You will receive $4 off the $9 admission price. Children ages 7 and younger get in free. Please stop by the SRP safety booth in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about water safety.
LEARN HOW ENERGY EFFICIENCY CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS
Join us for SRP Biz Bytes: Energy Efficiency Solutions for Your Business and get tips and tricks on implementing energy efficiency upgrades to your business, hear from local experts and learn more about energy efficiency rebates available from SRP.
What: SRP Biz Bytes: Energy Efficiency Solutions for Your Business
Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 7-7:30 a.m.: Registration & Networking Breakfast
7:30-8:30 a.m.: Program
Where: Arizona Restaurant Association, 3333 E. Camelback Rd. #285, Phoenix
For more information or to register, visit srpnet.com/bizbytes
TAKE A LOOK BACK
As Valley residents know, canals provide multiple benefits to our desert city. Canals have long been central to community life in the Valley, but in the 1960s, through an agreement among SRP, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and Maricopa County, the roots of canal multiple use were firmly planted.
The agreement was the first of its kind in the U.S. and aimed to develop the recreational potential of areas along the canal banks. Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall signed the agreement in 1965, surrounded by representatives of the participating entities, including (from left) SRP Associate General Manager Henry Shipley, Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Director Ken Smithee, Parks Commission Secretary Lou Ella Kleinz, Parks Commission Vice Chairman Morrison Warren and USBR Regional Director A.B. West.
In light of the historic agreement, SRP President Vic Corbell foresaw that “the canals are destined to be of greater benefit as the basis for additional recreational facilities in this growing metropolitan area.”
Visit srpnet.com/history to learn more about SRP.
TOUCHDOWNS FOR TEACHERS WRAPUP
The Arizona Cardinals’ season may have come to an end in late December, but teachers in the Valley are still benefiting big from grants through SRP’s Touchdowns for Teachers program. For every Cardinals touchdown during the season, two teachers received a $500 classroom grant from SRP. We finished out the post-season with four additional teacher grants, bringing our grand total donated directly to teachers to $40,000.
Here are the total touchdowns for the season and grant dollars for teachers:
SEASON TOUCHDOWNS = 38
GRANT DOLLARS FOR TEACHERS = $40,000
Visit srpnet.com/touchdown to learn more about the program and see the list of winners.
SRP contributes more than $1.3 million annually to education initiatives, grants and partnerships throughout Arizona, in addition to providing free training and resources to educators throughout the state.
DID YOU KNOW?
Since 1998, the first full week of March has been promoted as National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), with a focus on protecting Americans from scams, identity theft and other unfair and fraudulent business practices. March 1–7 marks the 22nd annual NCPW and SRP is proud to join forces with Utilities United Against Scams.
Keep these tips in mind so you can easily spot a scam. Scammers will:
- Pretend to be from SRP. It may even say it on the caller ID.
- Threaten power disconnection. They’ll threaten to turn off your power unless a payment is made, usually in an hour.
- Demand payment. They’ll ask for payment with prepaid cards such as MoneyPak and Vanilla or with cryptocurrency such as bitcoin.
SRP will never demand immediate payment, threaten same-day disconnection or accept prepaid cash cards or cryptocurrency as payment, whether over the phone or in person. Learn more tips to keep you safe at srpnet.com/scam.
PAT'S RUN: RACE DAY RIDES
The first 500 SRP customers to visit the SRP booth and show any SRP mobile app during the three days of bib pickup will receive a free Valley Metro “Race Day Ride” pass.
Bib pickup dates and hours: April 15, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; April 16, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; and April 17, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Location: Look for the SRP booth with our electric vehicle on display.
Customers will be given a free pre-activated round-trip light rail/bus pass on race day, Saturday, April 18. For more information on the light rail/bus routes and schedules, visit valleymetro.org.