Peter Fine June 2020 Meeting

Fine-Peter-252x354Banner CEO Peter Fine was our guest for the June 2020 SBDF meeting.  COVID numbers were rising so Peter joined us via Zoom and our group masked up and maintained a healthy distance.  

Peter Fine was appointed president and CEO of Phoenix, Arizona based Banner Health in November 2000. Banner Health is one of the nation’s largest secular, nonprofit healthcare organizations operating 28 hospitals, with one more being acquired and three more opening later this year, and other services in six states. Banner employs more than 52,000 people, has more than $9.5 billion dollars in revenue and is Arizona’s largest private employer.

 

 

 


SRP Stakeholder Slides

Salt River Project has restarted its Integrated Resource Planning sessions.  The Stakeholder group met virtually yesterday.   Here are the slides.

The slides provide an excellent overview of the direction SRP is going and include estimates of load, scheduled coal retirements and storage updates.  

One interesting tidbit is that SRP is planning to build 4 new combustion turbines at the Coolidge site.  Here is the slide. 

SRP Peaking Slide

 


AZCPA Annual Energy Conference

1200px-Kyrsten_Sinema_(cropped)The Arizona Competitive Power Alliance is celebrating its 20th year!  Each year we host an Energy Conference...well, almost every year.  US Senator Kyrsten Sinema was scheduled to by our 2020 Keynote speaker.  That conference was in the post-COVID, Pre-zoom era, so it didn't happen.  

This year we hosted the meeting via Zoom and Senator Sinema reprised her role as keynote and we added APS President Jeff Guldner and ACC Chairwoman Lea Marquez-Peterson as additional VIP speakers.  


Slides from the APS Advisory Council Meeting

In order to formalize stakeholder input, the new ACC Energy Rules require the utilities to form a Resource Planning Advisory Council (RPAC).  I’ve been appointed to the APS Council in my capacity a Alliance Director.  This is a great opportunity to provide input on the front end of the APS planning process.  Naturally, we will still participate in the broader stakeholder process as well as the Integrated Resource Planning process at the ACC.  However, serving on the RPAC provides an opportunity to deal directly with APS early in the process as part of a smaller stakeholder group. 

Here are the slides from the April 15th APS RPAC Presentation

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. 

 

 


22 Years of Transmission

About the time we formed the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance in 2001, the ACC began a process to assess transmission needs.  They decided to up date the report every two years--hence the "Biennial Transmission Assessment."  I'm pleased to say that are now working on our 11th Biennial Transmission Assessment.  Here is the agenda and video.

If you are looking for summaries of individual projects, then this presentation from August 7th will have the information that you are seeking.  Here's the agenda and here's the video.  

Here's a screen shot from the Sun Zia presentation.

Sun zia BTA screen shot