Palo Verde

Site Information

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station consists of three PWR units located in western Arizona, 45 miles west of Phoenix and is the only nuclear generating facility in the world not located adjacent to a large body of above-ground water, evaporating water from treated sewage to meet its cooling needs.

The site is owned jointly by Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, El Paso Electric, So. California Edison, PNM Resources, SCPPA, LADWP and is operated by APS. The units were put into service in 1986 and 1988 and generate 3,937 MW.

Key Contact Information

BHI Site Manager: Darlene Wallace


Recruiter: Joey Melanson
800-225-0385 X1272,

BHI Director: Frederick Campbell, (774)283-3711,

Reporting Information

Welcome to the Palo Verde Spring 2022 outage. Please report to the B-SAFE building at 0600 on your assigned report date and remember to bring a current ID.    You will be inside the Palo Verde Owner Controlled Area so you or your vehicle are subject to search at any time.  Make sure there is no contraband in your vehicle or on your person.

No Guns, Ammo, Knives, Alcohol (including empty containers) or drugs.  If you have to ask if it’s contraband, it probably is and don’t bring it on site!

A BHI representative will meet you to complete in-processing paperwork and give you your Training Schedule.

GPS Address

5801 South Wintersburg Road Tonopah, AZ 85354

Directions/Link to Google Maps

Palo Verde Google Map

From westbound Interstate 10, take the Wintersburg Rd exit south approximately 6 miles. Palo Verde will be on your left.

Nearest Airports

Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) 55 miles

Preferred Places to Stay

Hotels near Palo Verde Google Map



For APS 2021 discounted rates, email Megan Newman at

Hampton Inn & Suites
2000 N Litchfield Rd Goodyear, AZ
Standard rooms $99
King Suites w/kitchens $119

Holiday Inn & Suites
1188 N Dysart Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Standard rooms $95
Suites $115

Red Lion
1313 N Litchfield Rd Goodyear, AZ
Standard rooms $89
Suites $109

Residence Inn
2020 N Litchfield Rd Goodyear, AZ
29+ nights at the rate of $119
King suites with full kitchens and living rooms


Tell them you work at Palo Verde

Adiamo Palm Valley
Avondale, AZ

Camelot Apartments
Buckeye, AZ

Desert Gardens
Luke AFB, AZ

Desert Sage Apartments
Goodyear, AZ

Mountainview Apartments
Avondale, AZ

Remington Ranch
Litchfield Park, AZ

Riverwood Apartments
Buckeye, AZ

Vineyard Apartments
Luke AFB, AZ

Monthly Rates

Best Western Plus Phoenix Goodyear Inn
55 N. Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Comfort Suites Goodyear
15575 W. Roosevelt Street
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Legacy Suites Extended Stay
Tolleson, AZ

Residence Inn by Marriott
7350 N. Zanjero Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305
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Springhill Suites by Marriott
7370 N. Zanjero Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85305
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Buckeye Motor Hotel
Buckeye, AZ

Ranchouse Motel
Buckeye, AZ

Westward Motel
Buckeye, AZ


Cotton Lane RV Park
Buckeye, AZ

Destiny Phx West RV Park
Buckeye, AZ

Leaf Verde RV Park
Buckeye, AZ

Saddle Mountain RV Park
Tonopah, AZ

Stage Stop
Tonopah, AZ


Palo Verde Site Covid Policy

by Eric Bartlett on 8/12/2021 03:19 PM

Rising case numbers lead to enhanced COVID-19 protocols

Corporate, News (CORPNEWS) <>

Mon 8/2/2021 9:59 AM

A Corporate News message to all employees from Executive Vice President, Operations Jacob Tetlow; Sr. Vice President, Palo Verde Site Operations Todd Horton and Sr. Vice President, Human Resources & Ethics Donna Easterly.

 If you have been keeping up with the news, you’re aware that COVID-19 cases are rising once again. The spread of the COVID Delta variant is surging. At APS, we have seen our number of COVID cases grow 300 percent over the last four weeks, along with significant increases in workplace transmissions and hospitalizations.

Clearly, this is unwelcome news. We’re all feeling some form of COVID fatigue. It’s been a long, tough fight and it’s not over yet. Throughout the pandemic, our first priority has been to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. Although the hard work and diligence of our employees had allowed us to scale back some of our COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, the new trends are concerning and demand a more cautious stance.

Beginning Monday, August 2, all employees (regardless of vaccination status) are required to wear masks when indoors at APS facilities or when in a vehicle with multiple people. Exceptions include:

Employees may remove their masks if they are working in isolated workspaces where they can maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others and are separated from other employees by a material wall.

Employees may remove masks when working in expansive enclosed areas such as turbine decks, crane bays, warehouses, etc. and are able to maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others. Check with your safety partners if you have work area-specific questions on this guidance.

Masks may be removed for eating or drinking as long as at least six feet of physical distancing is maintained.

APS facilities will remain open at this time with a maximum of 25 percent occupancy and the following restrictions/guidance:

Employees whose positions were identified as “Flex roles” and have chosen to be office based should limit their time in APS facilities and, to the extent possible, continue working from home.

Plant/field and location-based employees will continue working at their current locations. Contact your leader if you have questions regarding where you should be working.

Meetings that can be held virtually should be held that way for now.

Meetings held indoors and in person should be for operational needs only, and should be limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

In-person meetings can be held outdoors if appropriate company protocols are followed.

In addition to these adjustments, strengthening our fight against the coronavirus requires increased vigilance in preventing the spread of the virus in our workplace. It is critical that we all follow the protocols mentioned above and, when necessary, respectfully remind

others to do the same. Remember to perform a health screening before coming to an APS facility or job site. (For Palo Verde employees, self-acknowledge the requirements prior to entering the station.) Don’t come to work if you feel ill. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call the APS COVID Hotline at 602-371-5200.

After experiencing months of steady progress, having to go back to more stringent protocols is the last thing any of us want. It’s not an easy thing to do. But it’s the right thing to do, and we’ve shown we can do it effectively.

APS continues to encourage our employees to get fully vaccinated against the virus. Click here for information on where and how to get vaccinated.

Our health and safety experts will continue to closely watch COVID-19 trends, regularly consult with epidemiologists, and monitor guidance from agencies such as the CDC and OSHA. We will continue to update our guidance and protocols based on this information.

If you would like to learn more on this topic, visit the Path Forward site on Inside APS. If you have a COVID-related question, send it to

Thank you all for your continued support in helping to manage through this pandemic. One APS team working together!