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RUCO chief: Cost shift resolution shouldn’t wait

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.

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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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RUCO takes Corp Comm to court

A water fight involving the Residential Utility Consumers Office, the Corp Comm and a water company is boiling over. At issue is a mechanism adopted by the commission to allow a water company to recover capital costs – and thereby hike rates – in between rate cases.

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