Tag Archives: power

SRP approves solar fee and rate hike (access required)

About 50 people protested outside Salt River Project's board meeting to decide on a monthly solar fee Thursday morning. The crowd chanted "Sol not coal" and "Don't rebate and switch" ahead of the board's decision, which would cost the average solar customer an additional $50 per month. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

Salt River Project’s board of directors approved a rate hike Thursday that would add a solar demand charge of about $50 on average and a 3.9 percent increase for all SRP users, ending a three-month process of public meetings and solar industry outcry.

Read More »

The powers that be (access required)

APS electric power lightbulb

As it reaches a climax, the months-long campaign to reduce a key incentive for residential solar has given Arizonans a glimpse into a nearly obscure but powerful body of regulators that oversees some of Arizona’s biggest industries.

Read More »

Solar storm (access required)


All eyes on Arizona as formal energy hearings begin

At the heart of Arizona’s battle over solar net metering systems is whether utilities can balance solar energy with the cost of maintaining the grid that delivers electricity to all users.

Read More »