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Key Supplier Awards recognize outstanding partners

APS hosts the Key Supplier Forum and Awards to recognize outstanding supplier partners that provide exceptional service and help us deliver on our mission to provide reliable, affordable and clean energy to our customers. This event was held in person for the first time since 2019 at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater.


“Our suppliers play a critical role in supporting our mission to serve clean, reliable and affordable energy to our customers. We value their partnership,” said Lisa Carrington, director, Procurement, during her opening remarks.

Supplier Excellence Awards

Award winners were nominated by APS business units for outstanding contributions in six key focus areas: performance, safety, customer service, environmental stewardship, value-add relationship and community/diversity. The following suppliers were selected as the 2023 Supplier Excellence Award winners:

  • Dooley Construction Solutions (community/diversity) for their delivery of a first-of-its-kind census of unelectrified buildings on the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation within APS service territory.
  • HPI (safety) for performing turbine maintenance on every legacy turbine not covered by a long-term service agreement with no safety incidences.
  • Bunney’s (value-add relationship) for their support on key projects at Palo Verde Generating Station to improve site performance and safety.
  • Valmont (customer service) for providing a critical supply line for poles during the summer of 2022 when utility crews worked to replace more than 800 damaged power poles, nearly a 3X increase in pole replacements over an average storm season.
  • McCarthy (performance) for delivering a critical construction project that integrates four key APS sites into one. They did this on time, on budget, and in an environment of inflationary pressure and highly unpredictable supply chain breakdowns.
  • Tierney Technical Services (environmental sustainability) for maintaining and monitoring all Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEMS ) equipment at Cholla Power Plant, while also supporting all required environmental reporting requirements for air permitting.

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