December 20, 2016
APS released this statement following the vote by the Arizona Corporation Commission in the Value and Cost of Distributed Generation proceeding:
“Today’s decision is good for solar in Arizona for a couple of important reasons. It makes solar fairer because all customers will begin to share more appropriately in the cost of the electrical grid. It also enables solar to flourish and grow in Arizona, partly because it balances the economic benefits of grid-scale solar – which provides clean power to all of our customers at far less cost – with the desire of some customers to install solar on their rooftops. Existing rooftop solar customers will continue to operate under the current system and be protected, and future customers will have more clarity about the costs and benefits.
“While today’s action was a step in the right direction, subsidies and a cost shift still exist. We will work with the Commission and stakeholders in subsequent proceedings to continue to bring the benefits of solar to Arizona customers and to do so cost-effectively.”