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T&D World: APS to Deliver 100% Clean, Carbon-Free Electricity by 2050

Posted by T&D Staff on Jan 28, 2020

T&D World covered Arizona Public Service's recent announcement to deliver 100% clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050, including quotes by AEE's CEO Nat Kreamer. Read excerpts below and the entire T&D World piece here. 

Arizona Public Service (APS) recently announced a goal to deliver 100% 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. The goal — which is the boldest of all Arizona electric companies as well as one of the most ambitious in the country — includes a nearer-term 2030 target of achieving a resource mix that is 65% clean energy, with 45% of the APS' portfolio coming from renewable energy. The company will end all coal-fired generation by 2031, seven years sooner than previously projected...

"The APS is taking the lead among U.S. utility companies to achieve 100% carbon-free energy," said Nat Kreamer, chief executive officer, Advanced Energy Economy. "Advanced energy technologies like renewable energy, electric vehicles (EVs), storage, energy efficiency, and nuclear will all play important roles. Advanced Energy Economy and its member companies are already working with the APS to find innovative solutions that can help achieve its clean energy goals, and we look forward to continuing this work together.”

The benefits of a 100% clean power portfolio will include helping customers achieve their own sustainability goals and attracting more employers to Arizona who want to be served fully by carbon-free resources at a reasonable cost and without compromising reliability...

Read the entire T&D World piece here. 

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