Two Dissenting Commissioners Warn New Fee Is Too Small

December 12, 2013

An Arizona Republic article highlights dissents to the November 2013 net metering decision by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Commissioners Gary Pierce and Brenda Burns expressed concern that the decision will lead to higher rates for non-solar customers.

“In effect, the commission’s decision has kicked the can down the road instead of addressing the cost-shift issue in a meaningful manner when it had the opportunity,” Pierce wrote in comments filed with the commission this week.


“How many more ratepayers will install solar between now and the next rate case, and how do we continue to tell the other non-solar ratepayers to make up the difference?” Burns said in her comments on the case.

Read the full article: "2 on panel call new solar fee too small." View the ACC decision (dissents start on page 34).