Don Brandt

Dec 13, 2019

New APS boss apologizes for misguiding customers on rates

The new Arizona Public Service CEO offered a mea culpa before the Arizona Corporation Commission on December 11 over a faulty rate comparison tool that misguided 10,000 customers about the most cost-effective rate plan.

Dec 4, 2019

APS CEO, staff to appear before Corporation Commission

It took the former CEO of APS roughly 10 years to answer questions at the Arizona Corporation Commission and it’s taken less than one month for his successor to do the same.

Sep 8, 2019

The Breakdown: On Wednesdays we have news

Maricopa County “top cop” Bill Montgomery’s got a new job, and while he’s trying on black robes half the lawyers in Phoenix are gunning for his old one.

Sep 5, 2019

Utility regulators, APS boss spend all day in a verbal joust

After more than five years as one of the most influential behind-the-scenes players in Arizona politics, Don Brandt took center stage at the Arizona Corporation Commission on September 4 to answer questions about shut offs and political spending, among other topics.

Sep 4, 2019

APS executive makes no promises on future political spending

The incoming chief executive of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. refused Wednesday to promise that the company won't spend money in the future to elect utility regulators of its choosing.

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Sep 3, 2019

Brandt questioning to include campaign spending

A hearing Wednesday on the turnoff policies of the state's largest electric company is turning into an examination of its use of money to gain political influence, both past and future.

Aug 30, 2019

Regulators want answers on APS summer disconnections

Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt will be on the hot seat September 4 when utility regulators are expected to probe further into the company’s disconnection practices and the death of a Sun City West woman whose power was cut off.

Aug 28, 2019

APS CEO’s answers on death of Sun City West woman sealed

Arizona Public Service Co. CEO Don Brandt did not publicly answer any of the written questions the state’s utility regulator posed to him about a Sun City West woman who died after her power was disconnected in 2018.

Aug 21, 2019

APS chief to step down in November

The head of the state's largest electric company is stepping down, but not before utility regulators get a chance to grill him next month on company practices and policies.

Aug 5, 2019

The Breakdown: Unanswered questions

Governor Ducey’s early-morning tweetstorm yanking financial incentives from Nike may have exceeded his own authority.

Jul 29, 2019

APS chief accepts Corp Comm invitation to testify on heat-related deaths

APS head Don Brandt has agreed to appear before the Arizona Corporation Commission at its open meeting in August to answer questions about the utilty’s disconnection rules and policies.

Jul 21, 2019

Commissioners press Don Brandt with questions

State utility regulators ratcheted up their demand for answers from the head of Arizona Public Service late Friday with a list of 67 questions.