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SRP elections: Solar advocates hold serve

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By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic 

Two seats on the Salt River Project board of directors remain under the control of solar advocates following Tuesday’s election, according to preliminary results from the public water and power utility.

The activists won seats in the “at-large” districts where each landowner in SRP territory gets one vote. In the other districts, votes are weighted by the acreage owned, and incumbents held onto their seats where they faced challengers.

The people who are elected set policies and rates for SRP, and have the final say on decisions such as what type of power plants the company relies on and how water is managed in its territory.

Solar advocates ran for some of the acreage-based districts as well and lost, as did other challengers.

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