Salt River Project

About Salt River Project

Salt River Project is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and provides electricity in 18 cities throughout Arizona. A total of 47 industrial customers, 106,460 commercial accounts, one transportation customer and 983,530 residential customers are provided electricity by the company. Salt River Project's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 11.02 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.10% less than Arizona's average rate of 12.39 cents. This makes the supplier 20th out of 42 companies in the state for best average electricity rate. The company had total sales and disposition of 41,787,907 megawatt hours in 2020, of which 9,622,812 were through wholesale channels. During the same timeframe, Salt River Project generated 31,470,946 megawatt hours in power generation facilities owned by the supplier and procured 10,309,653 megawatt hours through wholesale channels. Their revenue for 2020 from electricity related activities was $3,385,914,900, with 10.01% coming from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The state average monthly residential power bill is $137.54, while the Salt River Project average is 3.73% higher at $141.94 per month. Salt River Project ranks 37th in the state for average monthly bill total. Electricity generation plants owned by the supplier use non-renewable fuel sources to generate 99.38% of their total electricity generation, or 34,011,753.99 megawatt hours. They rank 34th in the US out of 3510 companies. Of the 3510 electricity suppliers in the US that we track, Salt River Project ranks as the 178th highest generator of megawatt hours from solar power, with 3,505.47 megawatt hours generated. The company generates a total of 6,761,856.59 megawatt hours from coal use, which makes them the 65th highest generator in the country out of 3510 electricity suppliers

Salt River Project Net Metering

Salt River Project is one of 19 companies in Arizona who offer net metering to their consumers. Without net metering, solar panel purchased are significantly less economically feasible, as citizens have no way to sell extra electricity back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Salt River Project recently reported a yearly loss of roughly 3.97% of the electricity that they transmit. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of operating in the electricity production business and electricity providers must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. This percentage of energy lost gives them a ranking of 624th best out of 3510 suppliers who report energy loss in the United States and 5th best out of 32 in the state.

Salt River Project Rate & Electric Bills

Salt River Project residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.094/kWh$264.56/mo.$73.84/mo.
1004th11.02¢Salt River Project's Average residential price per kWh
2467th$141.94Average monthly electric bill for Salt River Project's residential customers

Salt River Project Overview

  • Company Type:Political Subdivision
  • Headquarters:1500 North Mill Avenue
    Tempe, Arizona 85281
    United States of America
  • CEO:Mike Hummel

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Quick Facts About Salt River Project

Salt River Project ranks 74th out of 3510 electric companies in the nation in megawatt hours generated from hydroelectric power usage.

Salt River Project has the 42nd largest total electricity production in the country, generating 34,223,980.45 megawatt hours.

Salt River Project is 445th out of the 3510 suppliers in the United States when considering the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from sustainable fuels.

Salt River Project's nuclear power plants generate 5,445,274.86 megawatt hours. This is the 40th highest out of 3510 providers in the United States40th highest in the nation out of 3510 companies.

Salt River Project ranks 24th in the country out of 3510 providers for total electricity production from natural gas, with production totaling 21,783,701.74 total megawatt hours per year.

Energy provider of the year for Arizona, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Energy Loss
Arizona, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Arizona, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Energy Loss
Arizona, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Salt River Project's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


624 National Rank

Salt River Project Energy Makeup

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Salt River Project State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Salt River Project County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Gila County54,018512.97$119.12/mo
Maricopa County4,485,414512.85$140.11/mo
Pinal County462,789912.77$134.44/mo

Power Plants Owned by Salt River Project

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Maricopa County AZ Nuclear 31,133,647
Apache County AZ Coal 8,169,305.558,400,551,974.281,028.31Yes
San Juan County NM Coal 7,398,107.047,215,431,069.21975.31Yes
Moffat County CO Coal 7,072,644.997,172,972,580.791,014.19Yes
Gilbert AZ Natural Gas 5,759,0632,380,026,940.34413.27
Gila River Power Block 2Salt River Project (100.00%)
Tucson AZ Natural Gas 3,312,4531,268,904,696.5383.07
Mesquite Generating Station Block 1Salt River Project (100.00%)
Maricopa County AZ Natural Gas 3,211,6371,256,287,877.46391.17
Apache County AZ Coal 2,851,379.013,052,478,894.331,070.53Yes
Gila River Power Block 1Salt River Project (100.00%)
Gila Bend AZ Natural Gas 2,837,5891,080,589,821.92380.81
Gila River Power Block 4Salt River Project (100.00%)
Gila Bend AZ Natural Gas 2,600,2281,003,346,294.3385.87

Salt River Project Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Conventional Hydroelectric
Distillate Fuel Oil

Cities Salt River Project Has Coverage

  • Apache Junction, AZ
  • Avondale, AZ
  • Chandler, AZ
  • Florence, AZ
  • Fountain Hills, AZ
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Goodyear, AZ
  • Guadalupe, AZ
  • Litchfield Park, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Peoria, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Tolleson, AZ

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Salt River Project FAQ:

What cities does Salt River Project offer service to?

Salt River Project supplies in 18 cities.

What is the average bundled bill for Salt River Project customers each month?

Customers of Salt River Project pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $141.94.

What percentage of Salt River Project’s electricity is produced using renewable fuel types?

Electric production plants owned by or associated with Salt River Project produce 0.62% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

What is the phone number for Salt River Project?

The Salt River Project phone number is (602) 236-8888.

What percentage of Salt River Project’s electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuel sources?

Salt River Project generates 99.38% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Salt River Project customers?

Salt River Projects current average bundled electricity rate is 11.02 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 12.39 cents and the average United States rate of 13.26 cents.

How many counties does Salt River Project have customers in in?

There are 3 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Salt River Project.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Salt River Project?

Salt River Project owns or is associated with 20 power plants.

Who is the CEO of Salt River Project?

Mike Hummel is the CEO of Salt River Project.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-18