APS Reaches $87M Rate Settlement: No Demand Charges, Solar Still Grandfathered

APS Reaches $87M Rate Settlement: No Demand Charges, Solar Still Grandfathered

Arizona Public Service announced on March 1 that the utility had reached a settlement in its 2016 rate case (Docket No. E-01345A-16-0036), originally filed last June 1. The overall rate settlement would allow for an $87.25 million revenue increase (3.3 percent) – about half of what APS had requested – and would grandfather customer-operators of rooftop solar systems.

FERC Scrutinizes Rates Charged by APS, Fortis

Late on February 22, Bloomberg Business broke the news that Arizona Public Service and units of Fortis, a regulated utility holding company, are being investigated (Docket No. EL16-36- 000) by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider “the justness and reasonableness … [of their] … Read more…

APS Refuses to Reveal Campaign Contributions to ACC

Arizona Public Service – which serves more than 1 million customer as the largest electric utility in the Grand Canyon State – has refused to respond to a request (Docket No. AU-00000A-15-0309) from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) “to voluntarily refrain from making campaign contributions … Read more…

NV Energy Enters the Western Energy Imbalance Market

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAL-ISO) and NV Energy announced on December 1 that the Nevada-based utility had successfully begun participating in the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). “We welcome NV Energy’s entry into the western EIM,” said CAL-ISO CEO Steve Berberich, adding, “The … Read more…

Western EIM Announces Q3 Benefits, Awaits FERC Approval of NV Entry

The California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO) reported on October 27 that gross benefits realized in the third quarter of this year from the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) totaled $12 million, bringing the cumulative benefits since the market’s launch to $33.41 million. The western EIM … Read more…

APS Bails on Solar ‘Grid Access’ Charge

Arizona Public Service has offered to forgo its request for an interim increase to the grid access charge (Docket No. E-01345A-13-0248) – a fee to be paid by the residential owners of distributed generation, such as rooftop solar – instead asking the Arizona Corporation Commission … Read more…

Sweeping Changes in Western Energy Markets

PacifiCorp and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) just announced an agreement to explore the feasibility of integrating their two markets. CAISO, which oversees the only competitive electricity market in the West, manages 80 percent of the energy flow in California. Although the Nevada Valley … Read more…

Data Center Owner Offers Customers Renewable Energy Option

Data Center Owner Offers Customers Renewable Energy Option

IO has announced a renewable energy program for its data center customers. Under an agreement with Arizona Public Service (APS), IO’s Arizona data center customers can purchase 100 percent renewable energy for their data center operations. Through this agreement, customers can opt in to receive … Read more…

Arizona Net Metering: Solar Customers to Pay Surcharge

Arizona Net Metering: Solar Customers to Pay Surcharge

In a 3 to 2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) instituted a charge on future customers who install rooftop solar panels and directed Arizona Public Service (APS) to provide quarterly reports on the pace of rooftop solar adoption to assist the Commission in considering … Read more…

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