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AIC Amicus Brief: US Airways vs. Qwest Corp
Wednesday, 02 November 2016


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Wednesday, 02 November 2016

AIC Testimony in Cost/Value of Solar Docket
Tuesday, 23 February 2016

AIC Surrebuttal in UNS Case
Tuesday, 23 February 2016

AIC Letter Supporting CenturyLink
Tuesday, 02 February 2016

AIC Oppostiion to AURA's Motion to Extend Procedural Schedule
Thursday, 28 January 2016

AIC Amicus Brief to AZ Supreme Court re: RUCO v ACC
Tuesday, 15 December 2015

AIC Testimony in UNS Electric Rate Case
Wednesday, 9 December 2015

AIC Legal Memo Response to TASC
Friday, 02 October 2015

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013


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JD Power Ranks SRP Best in the West for Business Customer Satisfaction
JD Power Ranks SRP Best in the West for Business Customer Satisfaction

Jan 11, 2017, Sydney Maki |

In 2016, Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service Co. ranked among the some of the top power providers in customer satisfaction, according to a study of business customers by J.D. Power.

SRP scored 797 out of 1,000 point in the customer satisfaction index, putting it on top for the fourth consecutive year among large electricity companies in the West. It scored 50 points better compared to business customer survey results for the previous year.

APS Partners with ASU, Paypal to Add More Solar Power in Arizona
APS Partners with ASU, Paypal to Add More Solar Power in Arizona
Latest project is the largest aps grid-scale solar plant dedicated to date

PHOENIX | January 11, 2017– The Red Rock Solar Plant – an example of how utilities can partner with customers to develop cost-effective solar energy – was unveiled to the public today. APS developed and will own and operate the 40-megawatt photovoltaic plant, located 30 miles south of Casa Grande in Red Rock, Ariz. Arizona State University (ASU) and PayPal will purchase renewable energy from APS that is equivalent to the amount Red Rock is projected to generate.

“The construction of Red Rock is a great example of how we partner with our commercial customers to find innovative and sustainable solutions that can help them realize their green energy goals,” said Daniel Froetscher, APS Senior Vice President of Transmission, Distribution and Customers. “The cooperation between APS, ASU and PayPal demonstrates how the Arizona business community is committed to developing solar energy in a smart, cost-effective manner.”

SRP Negotiating for Power From Two Big Battery Projects
SRP Negotiating for Power From Two Big Battery Projects

Ryan Randazzo , The Republic | Jan. 9, 2017

BonnybrookeSalt River Project's elected board of directors on Monday approved the purchase of power from two large battery projects, one of which includes a 20-megawatt solar power plant.

The board approved the deals, but the agreements have not been signed yet, so SRP only is releasing limited information on the projects. Details such as the locations will be released if and when the public utility signs agreements with the project developers, SRP spokesman Scott Harelson said.

Dispute Arises as State Utility Commission Swears in New Member
Dispute Arises as State Utility Commission Swears in New Member

Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services, January 3, 2017

ForesePHOENIX -- State utility regulators swore in a new member today and elected a new chairman amid what threatens to be open warfare on the panel. 

In a ceremony filled with speeches and congratulations, Boyd Dunn, newly elected in November, was seated on the Arizona Corporation Commission as incumbents Bob Burns and Andy Tobin got new four-year terms. They join Tom Forese and Doug Little who were elected in 2014. 

Commission Adopts a New Framework for Solar Energy
Commission Adopts a New Framework for Solar Energy

By: Rachel Leingang December 20, 2016 ,


The Arizona Corporation Commission decided today that net metering for new solar users will eventually go away, but existing rooftop solar customers can keep their rates for 20 years.

Under net metering, utilities are required to purchase excess energy from rooftop solar panels, a key incentive that has allowed the solar industry to flourish in Arizona.

The commission voted to gradually adjust rates for net metering. New customers will be locked into set rates for 10 years, starting on the date they adopt solar energy. The solar industry asked for 20 years, arguing that fewer years would not provide the certainty that have drawn people to solar energy.

The commission praised its work as a step forward, but a major solar organization said it is “deeply disappointed” in the decision.


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