Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) was established in 1903 under the National Reclamation Act and is currently the nation’s third-largest public power utility, serving 970,000 customers. In aggregate, more than 11 percent of SRP’s retail energy requirements for the year were met with sustainable resources. SRP is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for achievements in the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Products, and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) programs. Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Supporting the construction of more than 4,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes, resulting in more than 23,000,000 annual kilowatt hour (kWh) savings.
- Enrolling 45 builders in the program, an increase of nearly 30 percent since 2014, and conducting one-on-one training programs titled with participating builders, select trades, and local industry conferences.
- Delivering annual savings of more than 74 million kWh, lifetime savings of more than 770 million kWh, and annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 129 million pounds, as of third quarter 2015, through its robust and thoughtfully designed ENERGY STAR-focused lighting, appliance recycling and ENERGY STAR pools programs.
- Collaborating as a Utility Partner with FSL Home Improvements and Arizona Public Service to deliver the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. In 2015, SRP engaged in many creative marketing campaigns, including sponsoring commercial-free radio listening during afternoon drive time and taking over a local news webpage for Earth Day.