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Phone logs connect Corporation Commissioner to campaigns, ‘dark money’ and utility

Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump (Photo by Evan Wyloge)

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump repeatedly communicated with the executive director of a “dark money” group that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to help elect the candidates he backed, while also keeping regular contact with those candidates, their campaign manager, and a senior executive of the state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, according to recently released records.

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Facts and figures on rooftop solar fee proposals (access required)

Solar industry advocates protest in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission office as the energy regulating body considers slashing a key solar energy incentive. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Utility companies across the state are asking the Arizona Corporation Commission for changes to the way they handle solar customers. Some utilities are suggesting a change to the rate they pay solar customers for excess energy produced by rooftop solar panels, while Arizona Public Service is asking to increase its fee on solar users from $5 to $21 on average each month.

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APS seeks a ‘gradual’ 320 percent solar fee hike

Less than two years after the Corp Comm approved a small monthly surcharge on residential solar, APS is back, asking energy regulators to impose a 320 percent increase in the solar fee. In its application to the commission, APS said the hike is needed because the current $5 monthly surcharge on a typical 7-kilowatt solar system does not come close to solar customers’ fair share of maintaining the electric grid.

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