Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is an American public electric utility company serving the state of Arizona. The company operates as the wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. The corporate headquarters of the company is situated in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The regulator of the company is Arizona Corporation Commission.
The company was established in 1884 as Phoenix Light and Fuel Company, whereas they changed their name to Pacific Gas and Electric in 1906. They modify their name again in 1920 to Central Arizona Light and Power. They merged with Northern Arizona Power and Light in 1949 and with Arizona Edison in 1952. The same year, the company changes their present name to Arizona Public Service. They have started trading on the New York Stock Exchange since 1976.
The company’s major operations are in the Northern and Central part of Arizona where they serve more than 1.2 million customers. They are one of the major electric suppliers to the metropolitan area in the Phoenix. Almost
65% of the total area is served by the company.
APS is the operator of the largest nuclear plant in entire America, which is named as Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. There are more than 2,500 people employed by the company in this plant. The company offers a range of different plans for suiting the needs of various kinds of people. They offer many online services through their official website that include registration of online account, online payment, and billing options. Apart from that, the company has many assistance programs for the low-income people.