In a clear break from his predecessor, RUCO Director David Tenney suggested that the Corp Comm immediately tackle the issue of “cost shift” associated with rooftop solar instead of waiting to handle it in a rate case, which takes a comprehensive look at issues in a judicial setting before deciding to raise utility rates.Read More »
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Less than two years after the Arizona Corporation Commission approved a small monthly surcharge on residential solar, the state’s largest utility is asking energy regulators to impose a 320-percent increase in the solar fee.Read More »
Navajo County Board of Supervisors chairman David Tenney was appointed Monday as the director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office, replacing director Patrick Quinn.Read More »
At least two energy regulators are highly skeptical of a proposal by the state’s biggest utility to enter the rooftop solar market.Read More »
The small state agency responsible for looking out for Arizona consumers’ interests on energy policy roundly opposed on Nov. 18 a plan to reconfigure the state’s energy-efficiency standards.Read More »
Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office today recommended Arizona’s utility regulators to reduce solar “net metering” incentives by a fraction of what the state’s largest utility has sought in recent months.
Instead of cutting the monthly savings of solar net metering customers in half, or by around $75 each month, as Arizona Public Service has asked the state’s energy regulators to allow, RUCO suggested a more modest savings reduction of about $7 per solar panel user.
A senior policy expert at the Goldwater Institute said he has challenged an anti-deregulation critic to a one-on-one debate over a proposal for Arizona to dismantle its monopolistic system of providing electricity to homes and industries.Read More »
Reversing a decades-old policy, the Arizona Corporation Commission will allow the owners of small utility companies to pass their income taxes off to consumers across the state.Read More »