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Daily Independent: APS Sets Course for 100% Clean Energy Future

Posted by Business Wire on Jan 22, 2020

The Daily Independent covered Arizona’s largest electricity provider APS' announcement to deliver 100% clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050, quoting AEE CEO Nat Kreamer. Read excerpts below and the entire DI piece here (also posted by 107.7 Yes! FM) and see further reporting by The Arizona Republic here.

Today marks a historic milestone in the 134-year history of Arizona’s largest electricity provider as Arizona Public Service (NYSE: PNW) announces a goal to deliver 100 percent clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. The company has been on a trajectory of increasingly clean energy through solar power innovation, major investments in energy storage technology, carbon-free nuclear operations and advances in energy efficiency solutions. Now, the company’s destination for that path is set as the boldest clean-energy goal of all Arizona electric companies, as well as one of the most ambitious in the country...

“Arizona Public Service is taking the lead among U.S. utility companies to achieve 100 percent carbon-free energy,” said Nat Kreamer, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Energy Economy. “Advanced energy technologies like renewable energy, electric vehicles, storage, energy efficiency and nuclear will all play important roles. Advanced Energy Economy and its member companies are already working with APS to find innovative solutions that can help achieve its clean energy goals, and we look forward to continuing this work together.”

“Our commitment is to maintain a leadership role in shaping a forward-thinking, healthy and prosperous Arizona where people can build a better life,” said [APS'] Guldner. “We believe this initiative will encourage economic development in clean and innovative industries, create thousands of jobs and advance a healthy environment. Now comes the hard work of making it happen, which we are excited to carry out with others dedicated to securing a bright future for Arizona.”

APS serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity. Using a balanced energy mix that is 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios and is a proven leader in introducing technology and services that offer customers choice and control over their energy consumption...

Read the entire DI piece here (also posted by 107.7 Yes! FM) and see further reporting by The Arizona Republic here.

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