June 2016

APS pricing expert explains advantages of demand rates

Charles Miessner, APS Manager, Pricing, highlighted APS’s decades of experience in offering demand-based “three-part” rates to residential customers and customers' success in understanding demand rates and managing their energy use in testimony for the UNS Electric rate case. 

March 21, 2016
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Energy regulators call for cooler heads to prevail on solar issues

Energy professionals heard from regulators seeking more rational discussion and less heated rhetoric in the ongoing rooftop solar debate during the annual Arizona Energy Conference.

March 18, 2016
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Harvard regulatory expert testifies in Arizona rate case

One of the foremost authorities on utility regulatory matters, Ashley Brown of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, will testify in the UNS Electric rate case that today's pricing policies have an adverse impact on the long-term economic viability of solar energy.

March 08, 2016
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Study shows rate reform and rooftop solar leasing market can co-exist

A study shows that rooftop leasing firms have an opportunity to lower lease rates and still maintain returns on their projects with some changes to some rate structures for electricity customers.

February 23, 2016
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Changing for your energy future

It’s our mission to safely and efficiently deliver reliable energy to meet your changing needs – every day.   Along with highly reliable service, you also want the ability to control your energy costs and the choice to take advantage of new and emerging energy technologies.   We also know you ...

January 29, 2016
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Public comment session planned for Jan. 19

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department will hold a public comment session for the Ocotillo Modernization Project air permit on January 19 in Tempe.

December 21, 2015
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Data shows gap between cost to serve solar customers, what they are billed

During the August 18 Open Meeting, APS committed to preparing a cost of service study in connection with the Commission’s consideration of the issues raised in this docket. APS submits this letter to notify the Commission that it has completed the cost of service study.   Cost of service studies show ...

October 08, 2015
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APS proposes hearings with no grid access charge increase

APS today offered to forgo its request for an interim increase to the grid access charge but asked the Arizona Corporation Commission to move forward with “cost of service” hearings to ensure future electricity rates are fair to all customers and continue Arizona's leadership in solar power. 

September 25, 2015
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Wall Street Journal questions solar subsidies, calls for net-metering reform

Editorial casts a critical eye at big rooftop solar leasing companies and the goverment subsidies they cash in on for business.

August 31, 2015
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APS hits peak demand, solar contribution varies

As Arizona residents endured sweltering temperatures a week ago, demand for power to keep their homes and businesses cool rose to the highest level APS has seen so far in 2015. APS reached peak demand of 7,031 megawatts (MW) at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. The same day, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport ...

August 21, 2015
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