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 November 2014

   SRP surpasses energy-efficiency goals, heads for sustainability
Salt River Project is finding that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to help customers save energy and money, as well as its most promising sustainable resource.

  City of Palo Alto Utilities awarded Public Power Utility of the Year
The Solar Electric Power Association has recognized the City of Palo Alto Utilities for its leadership and innovation in demonstrating that solar energy can be a mainstream power source.

   Workshop focuses on improving irrigation efficiency
Western is co-sponsoring a workshop Nov. 18 to help agricultural customers explore resources to tackle the costly problem of inefficient irrigation systems.

   Renewable Energy Program report: Wind keeps blowing, growing
Each renewable resource offers different benefits and faces different challenges, but wind leads the pack, supplying 4 percent of the nation’s electricity.

   Technology Spotlight: The power of non-energy benefits
For some technologies, non-energy benefits can be the deciding factor in getting consumers to spring for that energy-efficient new appliance or system.

   Better Buildings Challenge drives greater efficiency in US data centers
A group of data center owners and operators has committed to reduce their energy use by at least 20 percent over the next decade through the Better Buildings Challenge.

   Report: Utility-contractor partnerships affect success of energy-efficiency programs
A white paper from a water heater company suggests that strong cooperation between contractors and the power provider increases customer participation in utility energy-efficiency programs.

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Inefficient irrigation systems can be costly to the grower, the utility and the community. Invite your agricultural customers to a Nov. 17 workshop in Grand Island, Nebraska, to learn strategies for improving irrigation efficiency. Read more.

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Regional Energy Services Managers:

Lakewood, CO:
Ron Horstman
720-962-7419
Billings, MT:
Georganne Myers
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Folsom, CA:

Sandee Peebles
916-353-4454
Loveland, CO:
Tim Ellis

970-461-7526
Phoenix, AZ:
Audrey Colletti
602-605-2659
Salt Lake City, UT:
Steve Mullen

801-524-6383

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