Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(July 29, 2018)
As many of you know, last January after getting the requisite number of signatures on a petition for rehearing, APS customer Stacey Champion requested that the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) rehear the APS rate increase because many residential customers were getting bills with a much greater increase than the average 4.54% increase that was all the rate increase was supposed to be. I intervened in the complaint which means I am a legal participant, a “party,” in the case.
Tomorrow I will file written testimony in that case. Using APS’s own numbers, I show that over 100,000 residential customers are experiencing bill increases of triple 4.54% — or more. “Or more” can mean bill increases as high as 33% more! There is no way that sort of inequity fits the legal description of “just and reasonable rates.” Read More→