Take Charge AZ
Nearly one-third of all GHG emissions in Phoenix are from vehicles. To combat this, the city wants to develop communities and transportation infrastructure that provide modes of travel other than single occupancy, fossil-fueled vehicles.
Enter Take Charge AZ, which provides expanded access to electric vehicle (EV) charging in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. As part of the program, we cover the cost of installing and maintaining EV charging equipment at businesses, government agencies, non-profits and multifamily communities.
“We are proud of our long and collaborative partnership with the City, and we look forward to continuing to work together to pursue our mutual goals of clean energy, sustainability and climate change action,” Ann Becker, APS Vice President of Sustainability, wrote in a letter to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego in November 2020. “Working together, the City and APS can truly deliver for our customers and community.”
APS Solar Communities
The APS Solar Communities program offers a unique opportunity for limited-income and moderate-income customers across the state to help advance solar energy and enjoy savings.
There is a municipal component to this program as well. As part of its plan to be carbon neutral by 2030, Flagstaff is participating in solar-covered parking through Solar Communities at no cost to the city. Flagstaff also has four Take Charge AZ charging stations at City Hall.
“I am pleased with APS’s ambitious sustainability goals and the direction APS’s leadership is pursuing,” former Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans said in 2020, when we announced our clean energy commitment. “This commitment complements the Flagstaff City Council’s goals, aligns with the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, and mirrors the Flagstaff community’s voice. We are excited to continue our collaboration with APS and partner on new and exciting projects.”