Arizona Public Service
Jeff Guldner is the CEO of Arizona Public Service. Chris Rogers is West Market Leader, Energy Providers Practice at Guidehouse.
Arizona Public Service is the largest energy provider in the iconic Grand Canyon State, serving some 2.7 million customers across a large area, and with six thousand employees. The utility is committed to providing one hundred percent clean, carbon-free energy to customers by 2050.
Heading up that ambitious endeavor is APS CEO Jeff Guldner, who holds numerous titles, not only at APS, but at parent company Pinnacle West Capital, where he is also CEO and Chairman of the Board. Having Guldner at the helm of APS as it takes this journey is indeed providential as achieving grand decarbonization goals isn't easy.
Public Utilities Fortnightly's Joseph Paparello and Guidehouse's Chris Rogers discussed with Guldner how APS plans to achieve its clean-energy goals and much more. Enjoy this conversation around the challenges and opportunities faced by APS.
PUF's Joe Paparello: Talk about how APS served customers and met demand during a record breaking 2022 monsoon season in Arizona. I'm not sure many know Arizona experiences a monsoon season each year.
Jeff Guldner: We don't have big earthquakes, and we don't have hurricanes. But one of the phenomena we do have is monsoon storms, and that's generally a good thing because they bring moisture into the desert.