Less than two years after the Arizona Corporation Commission settled on a small surcharge for residential solar, utilities are back before the regulatory body asking for bigger fees and setting the next stage for what some describe as an existential battle over the future of renewable energy here and perhaps across the country.Read More »
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The group representing Arizona’s rooftop solar industry has agreed with the state’s utility consumer advocacy office to offer a scaled-back and more stringently regulated plan for Arizona Public Service to get into the rooftop solar business.Read More »
The Arizona Corporation Commission decided today to formally reconsider the state’s renewable energy standards, a potential blow to the state’s rooftop solar industry.Read More »
Arizona’s largest utility provider wants the state’s energy regulators to change how they evaluate compliance with renewable energy goals. As a result, rooftop-solar industry advocates once again claim the utility, Arizona Public Service, wants to kill their business. A decision on the issue is expected Thursday during an open meeting.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.
The staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission is recommending against any immediate reduction in solar incentives for customers of the state’s largest electric utility.
A report issued late Monday urges the commission to deny the July request from Arizona Public Service Co. to reduce by 30 to 60 percent the incentives offered to customers who opt for solar panel use.