Power Marketing and Electric Co-ops

Our commitment to deliver power to our six member electric co-ops remains our top priority. At the same time, our ability to sell surplus power benefits our member electric co-ops. Energy services members and customers include:

  • Avra Valley I&DD
  • The Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAP) (Class D Member)
  • The City of Safford
  • Electrical Districts 4 and 5
  • The San Carlos Irrigation Project
  • Silverbell I&DD
  • Southwest Public Power Agency (Class D Member)
  • The Town of Thatcher
  • The Town of Marana
  • Valley Electric Association (Class D Member)
Walter Bray, Director of Energy Services, oversees marketing of our power and manages our relationship with ACES.
Walter Bray, Director of Energy Services, oversees marketing of our power and manages our relationship with ACES.

In 2011, we joined forces with ACES to save costs and upgrade our ability to market power to a broader range of customers. A team of ACES employees now work out of our Benson headquarters. This positions us to increase power sales through a more sophisticated and efficient trading operation. ACES also provides analytical services that help us compete. As ACES expands our customer base, the added revenue will benefit all of our members in the form of lower costs.

A number of the nation’s G&T cooperatives created ACES in the 1990s. Today, ACES serves electric co-ops, municipal districts and other power providers throughout the U.S. We are one of 19 equity owners of ACES. Each year, ACES transacts several billion dollars of business on behalf of its owners and clients. Collectively, ACES clients produce approximately 47,000 megawatts of load.