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Public Notice of an Application to Renew Lines of Credit

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER AUTHORIZING ARIZONA ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE, INC. TO RENEW TWO COMMITTED REVOLVING LINES OF CREDIT    View PDF version: Notice of Application to Renew Lines of Credit Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (“AEPCO”) has filed an application with the Arizona Corporation Commission for an order authorizing it to renew […]


Staying Ahead of the Curve

Defensive driving class provides a win-win for AzGT and its employees (BENSON) Every eight hours in Arizona, someone dies in a car crash. That estimate is based on the most recent 2017 data from the Arizona Department of Transportation, and means that during our work day, someone will likely be killed in a traffic accident […]


Receiving Credit Where It’s Due

Member Cooperatives receive checks for retired capital credits (BENSON) Sometimes, the value of being in a cooperative can actually be put into dollars and cents. While the Seven Cooperative Principles range from voluntary and open membership to concern for community, another benefit to our Member Cooperatives and their members at the end of the line […]

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Michelle Freeark Appointed to Presidential Advisory Board

(BENSON) Michelle Freeark, executive director of legal and corporate services, has been appointed to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advisory board that issues reports directly to the office of the president on environment and other issues with the potential to impact people and communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. As a member of […]

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Arizona Rural Electric Cooperatives Applaud the Passage of SB1412

Contact: Katy Reno Director of Communications & Member Services Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association o: 602-286-6925 c: 480-773-8578   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arizona Rural Electric Cooperatives Applaud the Passage of SB1412 Capital Credits to Remain in Rural Communities as Funds to Benefit Members   Tempe, Ariz. (April 20, 2018) – Governor Ducey recently […]


Shining a Light on Young Minds

Support for CAS Solar Go Kart Team Includes a Check and a Video (BENSON) A team of young engineers received more than recognition from Arizona Generation and Transmission Cooperatives (AzGT) in March. The team, whose members were all still in high school, were about to receive a hand with both its publicity and with its finances. […]


NRECA Calls for CPP Replacement to Focus on Reliability, Affordability and Precedent

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2017                    Contact: Dan Riedinger | 202-403-7517 | @NRECANews   ARLINGTON, Va. – National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) advance notice of proposed rulemaking to replace the Clean Power Plan:   “We are pleased […]


NRECA Supports Replacing Clean Power Plan with ‘Clear and Durable’ Rule

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2017                   Contact: Dan Riedinger | 202-403-7517 | @NRECANews   NRECA Supports Efforts to Repeal and Replace Clean Power Plan with ‘Clear and Durable’ Rule   ARLINGTON, Va. – NRECA’s regulatory director of Environmental Policy today outlined the association’s support for repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and […]

Plant Overhauls

“Man-Years” of Work in ST2 Conversion Become Reality

When you talk about the amount of engineering and design work that went into the fuel conversion of Steam Unit 2 (ST2) from coal to pipeline natural gas, you can’t appreciate it if you talk about “man hours.” “It was literally multiple man-years,” said Nathen Hatch, AzGT generation engineering manager, and turbine overhaul project manager. […]


U.S. Rep. McSally Statement on WOTUS Repeal

For Immediate Release June 27, 2017   WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement regarding the decision by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to propose a rule to repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and substantially redefine it to be consistent with Supreme Court decisions and long-standing practice: […]


NRECA Supports WOTUS Withdrawal, Calls for Reasonable Replacement

  For Immediate Release June 27, 2017   Contact: Dan Riedinger | 202-403-7517 | @NRECANews ARLINGTON, Va. – National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson today issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to withdraw the controversial 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.   “We appreciate EPA […]


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 Power […]


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 […]


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 (520) 444-3473   Jim Donahue Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association Director of Communications (602) 286-6925   Benson – Arizona’s not for profit, member-owned electric cooperatives applaud the executive order issued Tuesday by the White […]


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

For Immediate Release March 2, 2017 Contact: Dan Riedinger | 202-403-7517 | @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 […]


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

For Immediate Release February 28, 2017   Contact: Dan Riedinger | 202-403-7517 | @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 […]


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 […]


Up, Up and Away: AzGT journeyman linemen take to the skies over rugged terrain

(BENSON) Working in high places comes with the territory for a journeyman lineman.  But sometimes the job calls for going above and beyond what already gives many people sweaty palms.  Last spring when steep, rocky terrain prevented Arizona Generation and Transmission Cooperatives’(AzGT) line crews from using bucket trucks below the lines, they worked above them. […]



Washington, D.C. ­– The U.S. Senate has adopted an amendment filed by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to address the concerns of Arizona power customers about the Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) federal overreach. Specifically, the amendment would require WAPA to report […]


AzGT CEO Supports Bill to Increase Western Area Power Administration Transparency

NEWS Contact: Dan Riedinger | 703-907-5616 w | 202-403-7517 m | | @NRECANews For Immediate Release                      April 20, 2016  (WASHINGTON) — Arizona Generation and Transmission Cooperatives (AzGT) CEO Patrick Ledger today told a House Natural Resources subpanel that legislation is needed to improve transparency at the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). In testimony […]



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, February 10, 2016    Contact: Rachael Dean or Julie Tarallo    (202) 224-7130 (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement Wednesday on the Supreme Court’s decision to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) power regulations: “The Supreme Court’s decision to block implementation of the EPA’s […]


U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay for Clean Power Plan

(BENSON) – The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay for the Environmental Protection Agency’s(EPA) Clean Power Plan(CPP) February.  The narrow five to four decision will block the EPA’s carbon rules for power plants while the Court considers challenges from states and industry groups.  The decision reverses a lower court’s decision last month to not grant […]


EPA Dramatically Underestimates Clean Power Plan Costs to Electric Co-ops, New NRECA Analysis Finds

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has dramatically underestimated the Clean Power Plan’s costs to electric co-ops, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) said. NRECA conducted a new economic analysis as part of its comments on the agency’s proposed federal plan and model trading rules for implementing the regulation. Specifically, NRECA […]



State Lawmakers on Joint Legislative Review Committee Learn Specifics of Plan and How it Will Hurt Local Economies (Benson) – State legislators on a fact-finding trip heard that the U.S. Environmental Protection agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will have a serious impact on electric rates for […]