Broad support to act now, benefit customers

August 14, 2015

There’s broad support among those representing the interest of Arizona residents and businesses: the time is now to move toward a sustainable solar solution.

APS wants to protect both average electricity customers and current solar customers with its request for the Arizona Corporation Commission to implement the Grid Access Charge it deemed appropriate in 2013. The interim proposal is a measured approach, a step in the right direction for all electricity customers.

Many, including consumer groups, local solar installers, chambers of commerce and low-income advocates, agree and are urging the Arizona Corporation Commission to take action now. 

Broad support has come from the following:

The Residential Utility Consumer Office, charged with looking out for the interest of utility customers

State Sen. Debbie Lesko, advocating for her constituents

Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and 13 other chambers, advocating for the Arizona business community

Urban League and Chicanos Por La Causa, advocating for low-income and minority communities

The Arizona Solar Deployment Alliance, representing the interest of local solar installers

Arizona Investment Council, representing utility investors

The Arizona Competitive Power Alliance, representing independent power generators

MIT economists, urging reform and advocating for sustainable solar policy