Arizona utility SRP announces program that would offset energy use with solar power

Nov 3, 2021, 4:25 AM
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PHOENIX — Salt River Project, the Phoenix area’s largest electricity provider, announced Monday a new program for customers interested in solar energy.

Residential and small business customers of SRP who want to support large-scale solar energy growth can enroll in the program called “Solar Choice,” which would offset half or all of their energy with solar power energy.

The program would cost customers as little as half a cent per kilowatt-hour (kWH) on top of their current monthly price plan, according to a press release.

“This offers a simple and affordable way for our customers to support the advancement of solar energy in Arizona,” Dan Dreiling, director of customer programs at SRP, said in the release.

“It will also help SRP achieve key sustainability goals, like reducing our carbon footprint, while giving our customers more renewable energy choices and keeping costs low.”

Energy would be offset with clean energy from the company’s growing portfolio of utility-scale solar plants across Arizona.

Dreiling in the release added the program allows those who are not in the position to install solar on their own home or business the ability to support clean energy.

The price of the program is 50 cents less than SRP’s previous EarthWise Energy Program, the company said. Solar Choice replaces both the EarthWise Energy and Community Solar programs.

Residential customers enrolled in the new program that use 1,500 kWH each month would end up paying an added premium that is less than $10 whether the energy is completely offset or half of it is, the company said.

More information about the program can be found online.

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