APS and Advanced Energy Economy announce Arizona clean energy future project

Arizona’s largest electricity provider and national business group work with companies to identify and evaluate technologies to meet clean energy goals

PHOENIX and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 12, 2020 – Today, Arizona Public Service (NYSE: PNW) and national business organization

“Working with AEE gives us direct access to the expertise and vision of industry leaders across a wide range of innovative, clean energy technologies."

Jeff Guldner, APS Chairman and CEO

View of an Arizona landscape at sunset.

Through Arizona Clean Energy Future, APS is pioneering a new approach to modernizing the electric power system. It is tapping into AEE’s vast network to engage external industry experts to help imagine, evaluate and implement solutions for providing safe, reliable, affordable electricity from carbon-free resources, as well as supporting a transition to electric vehicles. This ground-breaking initiative can potentially serve as a model for other utilities to identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve grid resilience and better engage customers.


Arizona Clean Energy Future brings APS together with AEE and 13 of AEE’s member companies to gain additional insight into the capabilities of new and emerging clean energy technologies and services and how they can all work together to meet the electric power needs of the future. The effort is led by AEE Senior Managing Director Lisa Frantzis with participating member companies Arcadia, EnergyHub, EVgo, Form Energy, Highland Electric Transportation, Landis+Gyr, Modern Energy, NuScale Power, Pattern Energy, Recurve, Siemens, sPower, and Uplight.


Through working groups focused on electrifying transportation, grid flexibility, expanding low-carbon generation capacity and maximizing clean energy use, APS experts and industry representatives will identify the most promising solutions for near-term and longer-term use. The jointly developed ideas will be tested in pilots or incorporated into APS filings such as Integrated Resource Plans, Demand Side Management Plans, and Renewable Energy Standards.


APS serves nearly 1.3 million homes and businesses in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is a leader in delivering affordable, clean and reliable energy in the Southwest. The company is committed to serving customers with 100% clean power by 2050. As owner and operator of Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free electricity, and with one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, APS’ current energy mix is 50% clean. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of

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