Why can’t the Coop install solar and lower energy costs?

Answer: Graham County Electric is an all-requirements member of the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO). We partner with AEPCO to invest in renewable solar projects including batteries for storage and wind resources. There have been many news articles about California who has an aggressive renewable energy program that has suffered higher costs and reliability issues. The renewable technology is improving and we will continue investing in these technologies at the right pace that will benefit all of our members. Large renewable energy projects are expensive and can be complicated in designing a reliable system. Our goal is to have the right mix or portfolio of energy products to provide our members a safe reliable and cost effective electricity for many years in the future.

The Coop is a nonprofit utility owned by our members. The high cost of electricity is felt by all of our members. If you have questions please feel free to stop by the Coop offices for more information.