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Seeking More Info from WAPA

  By Steven Johnson, Staff Writer 5/22/2017 An Arizona G&T official backed legislation in the House of Representatives aimed at getting the Western Area Power Administration to explain how it puts together its wholesale power rates. “I cannot fully explain in detail why rates from Western have increased,” said Patrick Ledger, CEO of Arizona Electric […]

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Power Official Backs Transparency Bill, After Questions About Spending

By Joe Gilmore | Cronkite News Thursday, May 18, 2017 WASHINGTON – A Western Area Power Administration official told a House subcommittee Thursday that he is committed to transparency at the agency, where audits found as much as $6.8 million in questionable purchases by employees in recent years. Dennis Sullivan, interim chief financial officer for […]

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Arizona’s Electric Cooperatives Support “First Step” Toward Workable Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 29, 2017   Contact: Geoff Oldfather AzGT Cooperative Communications and Public Relations Manager goldfather@azgt.coop (520) 444-3473   Jim Donahue Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association Director of Communications jdonahue@gcseca.coop (602) 286-6925   Benson – Arizona’s not for profit, member-owned electric cooperatives applaud the executive order issued Tuesday by the White […]

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NRECA Statement on Confirmation of Gov. Rick Perry for Energy Secretary

For Immediate Release March 2, 2017 Contact: Dan Riedinger | 202-403-7517 electric.coop | @NRECANews ARLINGTON, Va. — National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson today issued the following statement regarding Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy. “We congratulate Rick Perry on his confirmation by the Senate to lead the Department of Energy, which […]

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Electric Co-ops Welcome Trump Administration’s Decision to Revisit WOTUS

For Immediate Release February 28, 2017   Contact: Dan Riedinger | 202-403-7517 electric.coop | @NRECANews   ARLINGTON, Va. — National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson today issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s executive order on the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS):   “The Waters of the U.S. rule […]

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AzGT Assists SSVEC With 20 MW Solar Array

(COCHISE) Calling the partnership with Arizona G&T Cooperatives(AzGT) a key “to getting it off the ground,” officials with Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative(SSVEC) dedicated their 20 megawatt solar field adjacent to the Apache Generating Station on December 21. A group of about 50 people, including elected officials and their staff, SSVEC directors and staff, AzGT […]