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Corporation Commission approves APS rate hike

Posted by   /  August 15, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators agreed this afternoon to allow APS to collect another $95 million a year from its customers. But whether the company gets to keep it remains to be seen. The 4-1 vote by the Arizona Corporation Commission came after the majority rejected a […]

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APS in court to block corporation commissioner from grilling executives

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The attorney for the state’s largest electric company told a trial judge Wednesday he has no authority to decide whether a utility regulator can grill her client’s executives. Mary O’Grady argued that any dispute over how the Arizona Corporation Commission decides issues can go only […]

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Brnovich concludes regulators can inspect APS’ records

Posted by   /  May 5, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services State utility regulators have a legal right to question company executives about whether they secretly funneled money into political campaigns, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said today. In a formal legal opinion, Brnovich sided with Bob Burns who has been trying for months to get Arizona Public Service to open […]

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Exposure of APS role in solar fight wins Arizona journalist first prize

Posted by   /  May 2, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  1 Comment

The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting was honored with two awards from the 2015 Arizona Press Club’s Writing and Design Awards, which honor excellence in Arizona journalism and were announced this past weekend. Community Investigative Reporting: 1st Place AZCIR’s Evan Wyloge was awarded first place for community investigative reporting for his article, APS employee drafted […]

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[COLUMN] APS hires army of lobbyists to thwart solar initiative

Posted by   /  April 27, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Laurie Roberts | The Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Solar activists gathered outside the state Capitol today to protest a legislative/APS scheme aimed at thwarting a proposed ballot initiative designed to protect solar customers. Meanwhile, APS was inside the state Capitol, designing its battle plan to get the […]

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West-MEC breaks ground on Buckeye campus, turns eye toward Surprise for further expansion

Posted by   /  February 18, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Western Maricopa Education Center broke ground in Buckeye for a new campus, and now the technical education program is eyeing Surprise for another campus. The Buckeye campus at Interstate 10 and Verrado Way in Buckeye eventually will serve 650 students in 12 to 14 different programs. The first […]

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Gloves back on in Surprise residents’ dispute with APS

Posted by   /  February 6, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Richard Smith | Daily New-Sun It’s fair to say the window nearly closed Jan. 22 on any chance of a negotiated solution between APS and the residents of Sarah Ann Ranch in southwest Surprise on power lines in the community’s green belt. That’s when residents, power company officials and Surprise leaders met with members […]

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High-voltage power lines spark Surprise residents’ ire

Posted by   /  December 18, 2014  /  Dealmaker, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Richard Smith | Today Sarah Ann Ranch residents in southwest Surprise believed their concerns were being ignored about a high voltage APS line on 125-foot poles less than 250 feet south of the development. Their attempts to contact and discuss an alternative with APS, the Arizona Corporation Commission, developer D.R. Horton and the community […]

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Proposed APS incentive cut might spark bigger fight

Posted by   /  September 14, 2012  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Installers are in a tough spot. They have a tenuous relationship with APS. By Patrick O’Grady Phoenix Business Journal It seems to be an annual rite of fall that solar installers decry Arizona Public Service Co. going to the Arizona Corporation Commission to pitch lower incentives for the industry. This year, they might put up […]

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