Gilbert’s existing infrastructure provides businesses the opportunity for expedited development with its many existing and shovel-ready sites.
Gilbert provides a unique opportunity for mission-critical, 24/7 operations as a result of low catastrophic risk and predictable climate. And with average commercial electric costs at 5 to 7 cents per kilowatt-hour, the community offers a significant utility cost savings to large electrical power users. As one of the country’s leading states for renewable energy, the Arizona Corporation Commission requires regulated electric utilities to generate 15% of their energy from renewable resources by 2025. The Commission’s Renewable Energy Standards encourage utilities to use solar, wind, biomass, biogas, geothermal and other similar technologies to generate “clean” energy to power Arizona’s future. Gilbert businesses receive sizeable tax and operational benefits from the installation of alternative energy resources.
Gilbert receives the majority of its potable water supply from the Salt, Verde and Colorado Rivers. Gilbert also has the ability to pump groundwater from 18 wells for a production total of up to 90 million gallons per day of potable water. The Valley’s water system has specifically been designed to provide a dependable water supply during prolonged periods of drought as a result of developing underground water storage facilities. These mechanisms have provided the Phoenix metropolitan area with such a reliable water supply that the area has never experienced water use restrictions despite being located in the desert. An entrepreneur in water conservation, Gilbert is committed to utilizing 100% of the community’s wastewater through the production of high-quality reclaimed water used for groundwater recharge which builds up reserves for future potable water use. Reclaimed water is also supplied for the irrigation of parks, school grounds, golf courses, and HOA landscape tracts/areas. Gilbert produces approximately 15,682 acre-feet per year of reclaimed water or an average of 14.0 million gallons per day.
The Phoenix metropolitan area hosts one of the top five regional fiber-optic deployments in the U.S., with over 156,000 route miles of fiber-optic network capacity.
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