Frequently asked questions

What is Salt River Project (SRP)?

SRP, itself, is two entities: the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, a political subdivision of the State of Arizona; and the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association, a private corporation.

The District provides electricity to 2 million people living in central Arizona. It operates or participates in 12 major power plants and numerous other generating stations, including coal, nuclear, natural gas and renewable sources, such as hydroelectric, solar, wind and geothermal.

The Association delivers nearly 1 million acre-feet of water annually to a service area in central Arizona. The association maintains and operates an extensive water delivery system, which includes reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals.

Why is economic development important to SRP?

SRP has a long and rich history of supporting the economic development of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona. From building Theodore Roosevelt Dam to exploring alternative fuels, SRP has helped improve life in the Valley for more than 100 years. Today, SRP is one of the largest public power entities in the nation.

We are here to assist you as you consider locating or relocating your business to the Phoenix metropolitan area.

With over 100 years of experience operating in the Phoenix metropolitan area, we have access to a vast array of resources to help ease your decision making process.

Why is SRP different from other utility companies?

SRP has been a leading force in the development of the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area for more than 100 years as a water and power provider and a community partner. SRP provides power to more than 2 million people in 15 cities. The ability to attract and grow new business is directly tied to the resources we provide. SRP has the expertise and unique capability to provide customers in a variety of industries with power, water resources and fiber network services.

In addition, SRP features a high-quality looped electrical system in metropolitan Phoenix. This is just one reason SRP consistently wins national awards for power quality and reliability and receives high performance ratings from our large-business customers.

What customer industries does SRP serve in Greater Phoenix?

We are committed to getting others to relocate or expand business to Greater Phoenix and bring high-quality, high-wage jobs to the region. As part of our economic development group's long-term regional strategy, we continue to capture opportunities in a wide range of industries, while focusing on:

Does SRP have a dedicated account manager or team to help during the business expansion or relocation process?

SRP assigns a team of experts to help guide the businesses during the business expansion or relocation process. SRP offers dedicated account managers who provide award-winning customer service for large-business customers. The team of economic development advisors and account managers has firsthand knowledge and proven expertise to help customers take advantage of Arizona's lucrative business climate.

Our commitment to quality doesn't end once you arrive. SRP offers businesses access to a Power Quality Services Team that will investigate and help to remediate power reliability problems in your facility, should they occur.

Will business inquiries be kept confidential?

SRP understands the importance of keeping all inquiries and meetings with potential business customers confidential. If needed, your dedicated team is willing to execute a non-disclosure agreement at your request.

How does SRP work with local economic development organizations to bring companies to Greater Phoenix?

SRP economic development advisors collaborate with almost every governmental and community organization in the region on a routine basis. SRP and Greater Phoenix are marketed in various ways with an emphasis on:

  • Online marketing
  • Familiarization tours with national executives and site-selection consultants that encourage them to expand business to Phoenix
  • Face-to-face meetings conducted by SRP and regional economic development partner agencies and public officials with corporate executives and site-selection consultants through sales trips and industry conferences
  • Once a prospect is generated, we work with various partners throughout the region, including the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Commerce Authority, our local communities, the real estate community, educational institutions and many others to ultimately help the company realize that Greater Phoenix is the place for to locate.

What is the average price per kilowatt-hour for commercial and industrial buildings?

SRP provides the best value for your energy dollar by offering electricity prices that are among the lowest in Arizona and the region. SRP Economic Development focuses on businesses whose power demand will be 1 megawatt or greater, however, we offer numerous pricing options for businesses, including:

What is SRP's resource mix?

A diverse power supply allows SRP to take advantage of favorable fuel markets and provide electricity to customers at the lowest possible cost.

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What is SRP's Sustainable Portfolio?

SRP now serves more than 9% of its retail electric load through a sustainable portfolio. Our goal is to serve 20% with sustainable sources by 2020.

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