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2 utility regulators say APS making too much money

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral

Two utility regulators are questioning whether some customers of Arizona Public Services are paying too much — and the company is earning more than it is legally entitled.

Boyd Dunn and Bob Burns point out that the Arizona Corporation Commission voted in 2017 to let the state’s largest electric utility collect another $95 million a year from customers.

More significant, commissioners agreed to permit APS to change its rate plans to charge customers more during periods of high demand and less when demand is low. And the 4-1 vote, with Burns in opposition, also increased rates for those customers who didn’t want to go on time-of-day rates.

All totaled, APS was allowed to set up six different rates plans.

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