A trade association representing rooftop solar firms today (July 29) accused APS of seeking to establish a lopsided competitive advantage in order to expand its monopoly by penetrating the rooftop solar market.Read More »
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Eight months after persuading the Corp Comm to levy a surcharge on residential solar, APS announced today that it is seeking approval from state regulators to directly install roughly 3,000 solar rooftops on residential homes to produce 20 megawatts of energy.Read More »
Republican Corporation Commission candidates Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker escalated their sparring with the state's largest utility company today, essentially accusing APS executives of lying about their political activity. In a letter delivered to APS president and CEO Donald Brandt, Mason and Parker accuse APS of secretly funding the campaigns of their opponents in the GOP primary, Rep. Tom Forese and businessman Doug Little.Read More »
Arizona’s largest electric provider sits on the precipice of shedding its longstanding practice of neutrality in electing the regulators who set its rates and decide its profitability.Read More »
In response to pointed questions raised by two Republican candidates, Arizona Public Service, the state’s biggest electricity provider, insisted that it has not contributed to campaigns for the Corporation Commission.Read More »
Arizona’s largest utility provider expects the demand for energy to increase by 50 percent by 2029, and for rooftop solar energy production to triple what is currently being produced.Read More »
Hours before energy regulators approved a small surcharge on residential solar this month, the head of a little-known consumer advocacy group played wingman to the solar industry’s lawyer.Read More »
Negotiators quietly forged 11th-hour net metering compromise
As it turned out, Arizona’s battle over solar net metering wasn’t what it seemed.
For months, Arizona’s largest utility provider and the solar industry have waged a public relations war over the future of the state’s solar energy incentives.
That fight now moves to the Arizona Corporation Commission, as the energy regulator formally begins consideration of opposing proposals from each side.
A commentary in the June 7 issue of the Arizona Capitol Times “Utility customers have option of installing rooftop solar systems,” by executives from the rooftop solar industry presents a distorted and self-serving view of Arizona’s solar industry.Read More »