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Solar advocates appear to have bounced 2 incumbents off SRP board

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Now all non-acreage-based board seats are filled by renewable-energy advocates

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic

Two solar advocates won seats on the Salt River Project board of directors Tuesday by unseating long-serving incumbents, according to preliminary election results.

Corey Hawkey (left) and Randy Miller won seats on the SRP board.

The results mean that now four of the 14 board members were elected on a campaign pledge to push for increased use of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources at the utility.

Two other solar advocates won seats on the board in 2016, and now all non-acreage-based board seats are filled by renewable-energy advocates.

SRP is a municipal water and power utility, and the members of its board of directors who decide its rates and other major policies are elected by landowners in its territory.

The voting is acreage based for 10 of the seats, where one acre is worth one vote, five acres is worth five votes, and half an acre is worth half a vote.

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  1. jim stack says:

    We finally have a few board members who understand power ,the GRID, storage and life cycle costs. Even the Corpporation Commission has a few who are making energy plans instead of letting the utilties tell us what we need. It will make a work of difference.

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