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Renowned Mountaineer to Speak at SRP’s 6th Annual ‘Champions of Energy Efficiency’ Awards



Climbing some of the world’s highest and most daunting peaks with people who have disabilities has set Eric Alexander’s climbing career apart and given him unique and innovative insights into the essence of leadership and teamwork. On Tuesday, Alexander will share his experiences and lessons with Valley business leaders.

Salt River Project will honor 20 innovative businesses and organizations for their commitment to conserve precious resources during its sixth annual “Champions of Energy Efficiency” awards luncheon. The event is part of SRP’s ongoing efforts to encourage, inspire and honor commercial customers for taking advantage of SRP’s Business Solutions programs to reduce energy use and manage their utility costs.


Each year an inspirational keynote speaker, who is a “champion” in their own right, addresses attendees. This year, Alexander, who defied odds and scaled Mt. Everest, while guiding a blind friend, will share his story.

Alexander also survived a 150-foot fall in the Himalayas while training for Everest. He has climbed the highest point on six of the seven continents and has led a person with a disability to the summit of each — redefining the limits of what can be achieved. Eric also has written a book, “The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone,” and has an award-winning documentary, “Farther Than the Eye Can See.”


Members of the media are invited to cover the private luncheon. To RSVP, contact Kathleen Mascareñas at (602) 236-2585 or kathleen.mascarenas@srpnet.com. Alexander will also be available for interviews and morning show appearances upon request.

To learn more about the event, visit srpnet.com/awards. For more about energy savings and rebates for businesses, visit savewithsrpbiz.com.



Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Scottsdale Embassy Suites5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.