Steve Lopez – SRP Sr. Director of Customer Strategy (left), Greg Charbeneau – Vice President and General Manager of OdySea Aquarium (center), Brad Kerley – SRP Sr. Strategic Energy Manager (right)

SRP set aggressive measures to reach its 2035 sustainability goals. The award features partnerships with vital organizations to help our communities become more sustainable.

By partnering with SRP, OdySea Aquarium made sustainable decisions in building design, operations and daily guest interactions. The aquarium has more than 80 exhibits that include 1.5 million gallons of water and up to four pumps to create viable habitats to support life. The company partnered with SRP to install variable-frequency drives on 85 of its largest pumps and also retrofitted and upgraded about 400 lighting fixtures. The changes will save the aquarium 1.2 million kWh each year — enough energy to supply power to 125 homes for one year.

SRP’s energy efficiency programs are a major component to the success of SRP’s Sustainable Portfolio and 2035 Sustainability Goals,, because decreasing energy use also helps reduce emissions and saves money by deferring the need for future additional energy generation.

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.