Technology and Innovation
They are adopting new technologies and want to know how to manage their energy use to best fit their lifestyle. Our Customer Technology programs connect customers with advanced technologies. At the same time, the programs help us learn about how customers interact with these technologies and how they can help harness the abundance of midday solar energy already on our grid.
APS Solar Communities
With up to $30M to spend each year, APS Solar Communities expands access to rooftop solar systems for limited-income customers and the agencies that serve them. Systems are maintained and operated by us, and connect directly to our distribution system. Customers receive a monthly bill credit for participating.
Our Customer Programs
Cool Rewards is not your average smart thermostat demand-response program—think pre-cooling a home during midday off-peak hours to shift load away from on-peak, high-use periods. Not only might this provide time-of-use customers with greater savings opportunities, but with nearly 13,000 registered thermostats as of summer 2019, it can help us integrate more solar energy onto the grid.
Storage Rewards expands our energy storage portfolio to include at least 40 residential and 1 to 2 commercial batteries in addition to our grid-scale battery storage systems. The Storage Reward batteries are installed behind the meter, where they can offset customers' energy usage. To maximize integration of solar at midday, residential participants need to live on select feeders and be on one of our current time-of-use plans. APS will own and maintain the residential batteries for up to 10 years.
Reserve Rewards provides rebates for 200 residential hybrid heat pump water heaters in areas experiencing high solar penetration. This provides customers with an energy-efficient technology aligned to our current time-of-use plans and helps APS soak up excess solar energy at midday. Customers own their water heaters and agree to let APS manage the devices.
Your choice to choose green
For residents and businesses that want to make a commitment to cleaner energy, our Green Choice Program lets you select a percentage or set amount of energy you receive from renewable energy resources.
APS Solar Partner
APS Solar Partner was the nation's first utility-owned deployment of residential rooftop solar systems with wireless management of advanced inverters. (This program matured into APS Solar Communities.) It includes battery storage units on distribution feeders in Buckeye and Surprise, where solar penetration is high.
We are Committed to Clean Energy
Arizona is a beautiful place to call home. Together, we can keep it that way. We’re committed to doing our part by providing 100% clean, carbon-free energy to customers by 2050 – while delivering the reliable, affordable service our customers expect.
Green Power Partners Program
Looking to power your business with renewable energy? If you subscribe to the Green Power Partners Program, you will receive a contracted amount of green power and pay a specified price for that power in addition to your normal rate.
APS Microgrid Program
Microgrid projects are another way we partner with large customers to meet their energy needs. These small-scale power grids can operate independently or in conjunction with the area's main grid.
Electric vehicles, or EVs, lend a hand in helping bring cleaner energy and cleaner air for our state.