We understand the critical importance of SRP’s electric reliability in meeting the high demand for power in our communities, especially during Arizona’s hot summers. As an electric utility, they generate electricity from a diverse mix of renewable sources like solar, geothermal, biomass, wind, and hydropower. These sources contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.
However, to ensure uninterrupted power supply at all times, they also rely on the reliability backbone of the power grid—traditional generation sources such as coal and natural gas. These resources provide the stability and capacity needed to meet peak electricity demands and maintain electric reliability.
As practical and experienced elected leaders at SRP, our decisions are guided by the shared goal of balancing environmental stewardship with the need for a dependable electric system. We recognize that investing in modern and resilient infrastructure is essential to meet the increasing power demands of our growing communities.
Investing in Infrastructure:
To uphold electric reliability, SRP needs to continually invest in upgrading and modernizing their transmission and distribution systems. By embracing advanced technologies, grid automation, and enhanced monitoring capabilities, they enhance their ability to identify and address potential issues proactively, minimizing disruptions and ensuring reliable power delivery.
Integrating Renewable Energy:
Our commitment to a sustainable energy future extends to promoting SRP’s integration of more renewable energy into their grid. By harnessing the power of solar, wind, and other clean energy sources, they reduce thier carbon footprint while diversifying their energy portfolio. This integration strengthens the overall reliability and resilience of SRP’s electric system.
Demand Response and Energy Efficiency:
We believe in empowering SRP’s customers to actively participate in managing electric demand. Through demand response programs and energy efficiency initiatives, SRP should collaborate with customers to conserve energy during peak periods. This collaboration not only ensures grid stability but also promotes a culture of energy efficiency within our communities.
Collaboration and Preparedness:
Maintaining electric reliability requires SRP’s collaboration with local stakeholders, government agencies, and industry partners. They should work closely with those groups to enhance our preparedness for emergencies, extreme weather events, and other potential challenges. Through robust planning, coordination, and communication, we ensure a reliable and resilient electric system for the benefit of SRP’s customers.
Community Outreach and Education:
We are dedicated to engaging and educating customers about the importance of electric reliability. Through SRP’s community outreach programs, educational initiatives, and informational campaigns, they empower the public with the knowledge and resources to contribute to a reliable electric system. Together as elected leaders we can build a more resilient and sustainable energy future.