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ACC’s Doug Little heads for D.C. amid swirling investigations

Amid a FBI investigation into potential election irregularities surrounding his campaign and an ongoing lawsuit from a fellow commissioner, the Arizona regulator ascends to a position in Secretary Rick Perry’s Department of Energy.

Too little, too late? ACC convenes ethics workshop

In a move that could be labeled closing the barn door after the horses have left, the Arizona Corporation Commission convened an ethics workshop on Aug. 31, two months AFTER the FBI started its own investigation surrounding ACC elections.

Groups plan creative “Lights Out” protest of TEP solar rate hike

Tucson Electric Power’s planned demand charges and extra fees, levied solely on solar customers, has led conservation groups to ask the city’s residents to turn off all their lights tonight at 8:30 p.m. local time in protest.

APS officially moves to Value of Solar

Arizona regulators have put into place the deal cut between Arizona’s solar industry and Arizona Public Service, as part of the utility’s rate case.


Arizona sun rises: Judge endorses APS, solar industry settlement

After a bruising two-year battle over the value of solar, Administrative Law Judge Teena Jibilian recommended the Arizona Corporation Commission accept a settlement agreement that will bring the matter to a close.


Report: Residential, C&I solar permits surge in Florida, Nevada

South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.

No TEP-id response to proposed Arizona rate changes

A packed house at the Arizona Corporation Commission indicated intense public interest in proposed rate changes that critics say punish solar customers but which Tucson Electric Power says are necessary so they can invest more in solar.

California’s residential, commercial markets show slight rebound in May (full report here)

OhmHome’s May Solar Index report shows solar permits in the Golden State rose 12% from April, with Arizona close behind with 10% growth.

AEPCO readies 20 MW Apache Solar Plant

The co-op expects to put the 20 MW Apache Solar Project in Arizona online in September, which will help to reduce its dependence upon coal.

E.ON completes 10 MW energy storage system in Arizona

The Iron Horse project is paired with a 2 MW solar array and will provide frequency regulation as well as voltage control support.

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