Arizona Public Service

Arizona to Institute Home Energy Information test

Later this year 800 Arizona Public Service (APS) customers will participate in a two-year Home Energy Information pilot to test a range of smart technologies designed to provide them with more control over their energy use. Customers will be able to see their energy usage displayed in real time on countertop devices, personal computers, and smart phones, enabling them to change daily habits in response to the data they are given.

Integrating Solar Power into the Grid

General Electric researchers are working with Arizona Public Service to determine the best way to integrate large amounts of solar power into the current grid, funded by a $3.3 million High Penetration Solar Deployment grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The team will identify systems and technologies that optimize grid reliability and efficiency with high concentrations of distributed solar generation.