More than two weeks ago firefighters extinguished a small wildfire on the San Francisco Peaks that started when a tree fell on a power line. It was the second such fire in the last year involving the line. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.
A fire and explosion in April 2019 halted the expansion of batteries for Arizona Public Service Co., but the state’s largest utility has restarted the effort to get more of its power from solar panels.
Federal regulators say they and the operator of an Arizona nuclear power plant have resolved apparent violations involving safe handling and storage of spent nuclear fuel, which is high-level radioactive waste.
Arizona Public Service Company’s plan to end all of its coal power generation by 2031 is expected to take a heavy economic toll on tribal communities. Now, the company has proposed sweeping investments in economic development in Indian Country. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.
Southwest Gas has contributed $65,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund. The fund, established by Governor Doug Ducey, will provide financial support to organizations working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
Arizona Public Service Company announced last month it’ll go carbon neutral in by 2050 and end all coal generation in the next 11 years. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the company is preparing now for possible economic impacts to the Navajo Nation.