APS Achieves Record Year For Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy powered more than 3% of Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) customers' electric needs last year, which the utility says puts it on track to obtaining 10% of their power from renewables by 2015, and 15% by 2025.

According to a company report filed each year with the Arizona Corporation Commission, customers received 826,534 MWh of renewable energy last year, 26% more than the previous year.

APS buys renewable energy from developers, owns its own facilities and subsidizes installations on customer homes and businesses. The energy comes from wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and biogas generation sources. These renewable sources are a combination of large and small utility-scale projects as well as rooftop installations.

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