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Next ACC Open Meeting: Nov. 22 & 23, 2010

The next Open Meeting at the Arizona Corporation Commission has been re-scheduled:

Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. 

To view the schedule for additional meetings (both Open and Hearing), go to: and scroll down the lefthand side to "schedules."



Yesterday, Arizona voters re-elected Gary Pierce to a second, four-year term as Corporation Commissioner, and elected Brenda Burns to fill the open seat vacated by Kris Mayes, who reached the term limit for the office.  The ACC, which oversees the state’s utilities and businesses, will continue to be comprised of 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats.  Pierce will be the senior member of the Commission.

Both Commissioner-elect Pierce and Burns participated in AIC’s Candidate Survey and AIC's 2010 Candidate Debate held in September. 

AIC congratulates Mr. Pierce and Ms. Burns and looks forward to working with them on matters critical to investors and the state’s economy. 

ACC Launches Arizona-Goes-Solar Website
Commission Launches Arizona Goes Solar Website

PHOENIX—The Arizona Corporation Commission today launched Arizona Goes Solar, a website
created to be a one-stop shop for homeowners and business owners who wish to learn more about
opportunities to adopt solar technology and about solar projects already installed in the state.


The 2010 Candidate Debate for the office of Arizona Corporation Commissioner was held on Thursday, September 16th at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix.  Four candidates participated: Hon. David Bradley, Ms. Brenda Burns, Mr. Rick Fowlkes, and Commissioner Gary Pierce-who is running for re-election.  After a brief introduction from each candidate, the debate moderator, Michael Grant, orchestrated the debate with prepared questions along with those submitted from the 87 members of the audience and 160 webcast participants.  Each candidate was able to answer each question.  The questions represented a full range of topics of interest to business and professional entities as well as investors and ratepayers.

ACC Requires 22% in Energy-Use Cut by 2020

as reported 7/28/2010 Tucson AZ Star

State regulators approved rules Tuesday requiring utilities to cut their customers' annual energy use by at least 22 percent by 2020 - among the highest such standards in the nation.  The Arizona Corporation Commission approved the rules unanimously, despite objections from utilities including Tucson Electric Power Co. that the goal will be hard - if not impossible - to reach.

Corporation Commission Candidates Respond to AIC Survey

Six candidates for the office of Arizona Corporation Commissioner have filed signature petitions with the Secretary of State, qualifying for the August 24th primary election ballot:

ACC Information Sheet

What exactly does the Arizona Corporation Commission do?

What do voters need to know to make an informed decision when electing new commissioners?

Click on the link below for the AIC Information Sheet for Arizona voters to read or print out for reference.

AIC Information Flyer.pdf



The Public Can Monitor ACC Proceedings

Like all publicly-elected bodies, the Arizona Corporation Commission conducts its official business in full public view.  The ACC has made it convenient for the public to monitor its proceedings without having to be there in person.

Individuals interested in listening to ACC open meetings, “staff” meetings and hearings can gain audio access via computer or telephone.

If using a computer, simply access the “ACC Streaming Audio” and choosing the appropriate meeting.  Open meetings and hearings conducted in the Phoenix main hearing room can also be accessed by dialing 602-542-0222.

Schedules of hearings and open meetings are available on the ACC Web site and clicking on the “Schedules” tab in the left-hand column.