Lea Marquez Peterson

heat, Hobbs, utilities, APS, air conditioning, heat-related illnesses
Jul 21, 2023

Hobbs demands utilities tell her how they’re prepared for record heat

Gov. Katie Hobbs is demanding utilities tell her how they're prepared for record heat even though she has no legal authority to do so.

Coolidge Generating Station, SRP, Randolph
Jun 22, 2023

Corporation Commission approves SRP Coolidge gas plant expansion

The Arizona Corporation Commission voted to allow an expansion of Salt River Project’s Coolidge Generating Station to move forward over a year after it first rejected the project.

clean energy sources, Arizona Corporation Commission, Inflation Reduction Act, Lea Márquez Peterson, wind, solar power, fossil fuels
Dec 20, 2022

Arizona regulators investigating whether clean energy tax breaks will help real people

President Joe Biden and Congress passed a package of almost $370 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to accelerate the deployment of clean energy sources across the U.S. economy. The newly approved tax breaks will simply accelerate a shift in the energy sector that market forces had already started, but state regulators are determining whether they will actually result in lower residential[...]

renewable energy, Arizona Corporation Commission, natural gas, nuclear energy, Lesko, Congress, California, Arizona
May 14, 2021

Rudderless leadership on energy hurts Arizona ratepayers

The last commission meeting was a troubling example of failed leadership. Márquez Peterson now has a choice. She can double down on her mistake at the expense of Arizona’s future, or she show real leadership by putting the original Rules up for reconsideration in the next few weeks—and take the do over.

May 13, 2021

Regulator scorned for vote on energy rules

Clean energy advocates in Arizona watched four years of work essentially go down the drain as the Arizona Corporation Commission killed its own standards the body had initially approved several months earlier.

Corporation Commission, renewable energy, Kuby, Kennedy, Myers, Thompson, election, Southwest Gas
May 7, 2021

ACC’s energy-smart Republican leadership

Commissioner Márquez Peterson’s energy-smart leadership has the Arizona Corporation Commission going in the right direction, making sure that Arizonans realize the full benefits of current energy market trends. Beyond being good for our wallets, it represents the most prudent, market-oriented, and conservative path forward for Arizona.

Apr 15, 2021

Corp Comm starts new plan on power cutoff ban

The Arizona Corporation Commission took an important first step to creating a permanent rule change on utility companies shut-off policies that stemmed from the death of a 72-year-old woman in 2018.

Feb 2, 2021

Bill gives Legislature some control of utility regulators

The Arizona Corporation Commission may be the next branch of government that legislators can force the Attorney General to investigate.

Nov 3, 2020

Republicans move up in Corp Comm race

After the final update from Maricopa County on Election Night, one Democrat and two Republicans are in position to win seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Oct 30, 2020

Years in the making, Corp Comm passes clean emissions standards

The Arizona Corporation Commission moved Thursday to set a new target for clean emissions that would require electric utilities to use 100% carbon-free power by 2050.

Corporation Commission, renewable energy, Kuby, Kennedy, Myers, Thompson, election, Southwest Gas
Oct 26, 2020

State must modernize energy rules by increasing renewable standards

Arizona utility regulators did a big thing recently, though it largely went unnoticed. They should be commended for coming together in bipartisan fashion to support a plan that has the potential to help facilitate Arizona’s energy demands while creating local jobs and saving consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. Arizona Corporation Commissioners Bob Burns, Boyd […]

solar power, House, legislation, wind power, Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association
Oct 1, 2020

Corp Comm candidates debate dark money, renewable energy

The three Republicans running to become state utility regulators warn that putting Democrats in charge of the regulatory panel would turn Arizona into California. And they don’t mean that in a good way. In a debate at KAET-TV on September 30, all three Republicans – Jim O’Connor, Eric Sloan and Lea Marquez Peterson – criticized […]