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



by varesha mauney on 1/25/2022 05:35 PM

COVID-19 is still a major health issue right now for our communities and it puts at risk required levels of staffing to ensure stable operations. We should all do our best to protect ourselves and our coworkers, using the proven tools of vaccinations, masking, social distancing, self-evaluation of symptoms, testing and quarantine if needed.

This week, the Federal Government set up a website where you can order COVID-19 test kits for self-use at home. Each household can order up to 4 test kits, shipped out within 7-12 days. You can order your test kits now so you have them when needed, by going to If you need to be tested now, the site also has resources for free testing locations in your state or you can check with your doctor or insurance carrier.

If you have questions, please speak with your supervisor to ensure you are meeting the latest protocol for employment.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we work through these times of rapid change. As always, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. You can speak with your supervisor or email for additional information.

Zach Taylor | Vice President, Center of Excellence


Palo Verde Site Covid Policy

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

Physical / Social Distance

  • If you don’t feel well, don’t come to work!
  • In-person meetings should be held only if they are necessary. Use virtual meetings via Teams or the Teams app.
  • ​​​​​​​Outdoor and open areas provide the best ventilation and should be used as much as possible when it is determined that meeting in-person or general collaboration is required.​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​​Do not congregate in common areas.
  • Avoid sharing office equipment. If sharing is necessary, disinfect before and after use.​​​​​​​

Use of Facial Coverings Voluntary

For employees working in Maricopa County, mask use is voluntary in all situations. Employees who still wish to wear masks in the workplace are welcome to do so and will find them available in various locations around the site.​​​​​​​