SRP public process engagement opportunities
The SRP public process allows the public to provide valuable feedback to the project team prior to SRP filing an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).
Coolidge Expansion Project: SRP Board votes to pursue judicial review of ACC decision
At the District Board Meeting on June 23, the SRP Board directed management to pursue judicial review of the ACC's vote to deny the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) for the Coolidge Expansion Project, a decision that went against the recommendation of the ACC's Power Plant and Line Siting Committee. We expect to file this appeal no later than by the deadline of July 6. We may also pursue a special action petition.
SRP believes the ACC's vote to deny the CEC in April contained significant legal errors regarding the interpretation of A.R.S. §40-360 et seq, which governs the ACC's review of siting generation facilities, and that ACC exceeded its authority under that statute. In addition, SRP believes the ACC's decision contained significant factual errors and made improper conclusions regarding the impact of the proposed project by relying upon speculative and unreliable evidence.
SRP needs the energy and flexibility of gas peaking units like the Coolidge Expansion Project to meet our customers' energy needs and to enable SRP's efforts to add more than 2,000 MW of solar energy. SRP believes judicial review is critical to our ability to continue to meet our mission to reliably and cost-effectively meet our customers' needs.
More information will be shared once available.
The Community Working Group (CWG) meets on the second Friday of each month at 9 a.m. Meetings are held at 911 S. Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge.
NOVEMBER MEETING UPDATE: The CWG has changed its regularly scheduled meeting to November 18.
SRP filed an Application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) on Dec. 13, 2021.
The CEP will allow SRP to meet the significant and increasing near-term energy needs in its service territory, which is among the fastest growing regions in the nation. In addition, the CEP will allow SRP to add more renewable resources while maintaining the reliability of the power grid. The CEP would include construction of up to 820 megawatts (MW) of new power generation produced by 16 gas turbines and would leverage the existing Coolidge Generating Station site and infrastructure, located near the intersection of Randolph Road and South Arizona Boulevard.
A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD before the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee regarding the Application authorizing construction of the CEP from Feb. 7 through Feb. 16.
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) heard public comment on the Coolidge Expansion Project on March 15, 2022, during the regularly scheduled Open Meeting. To see the video, visit azcc.gov/live under Open Meetings Archives 2022.
Virtual open house
SRP has a virtual open house available that can be viewed on demand 24 hours a day.
Live online open houses
SRP hosted four live online open house meetings on Oct. 20 and 21, 2021. The same information was shared at each of the live online open houses. See the presentation.
In-person open houses
SRP hosted live in-person open house meetings on Nov. 3, 2021 in Casa Grande and on Dec. 9, 2021 in Coolidge.