Salt River Project surpasses energy-efficiency goals

Salt River Project exceeded its annual goal of helping residential and commercial customers save energy and money through the utility’s energy-efficiency programs and initiatives, according to a press release.

Last year, SRP’s energy-efficiency programs for both residential and commercial customers provided annual energy savings equal to 2.3 percent of SRP’s retail energy sales that resulted in asavings of 640 million kilowatt hours, which is equivalent to powering about 35,000 homes for one year. The largest savings came from the retail-lighting program, which offered customers discounted prices on LED and CFL light bulbs from retailers. SRP works with retailers and manufacturers to offer reduced prices, which drove annual customer purchases to nearly 2.7 million bulbs, according to the release.

The SRP Board has set a goal to meet 20 percent of SRP’s retail electricity requirements through sustainable resources by the year 2020. Currently, SRP is ahead of schedule – providing about 12.8 percent of retail energy needs with sustainable resources, including wind, geothermal, solar, landfill gas, biomass and hydropower as well as energy-efficiency programs, according to the release.

SRP is the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving about 990,000 customers.

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