Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(August 20, 2015)
Yesterday, in a 3 to 2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) gave in to part of electric utility APS’s request for more money from solar customers. The ACC did not decide to grant the money APS wanted (about $21 per month instead of the current $5 average) but they did decide to move forward with the issue instead of waiting for APS’s next rate case. Thus the ACC has paved the way for APS to get more money sooner rather than later from solar customers and, in so doing, stop the growth of rooftop solar.
One of the 3 in favor (and who filed the amendment to make it happen) was ACC commissioner Doug Little. Little’s ACC election campaign was widely believed to have benefited from massive “dark money’ contributions from APS. Read More→