By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times
Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt agreed on Friday to appear before Arizona Corporation Commissioners and answer questions about how and when the state’s largest utility cuts off power to its customers.
He just doesn’t want to do it on the five commissioners’ schedule.
The commissioners asked Brandt on July 19 to come before them on August 7 to answer a list of 67 questions about APS’ shutoff policies, after the utility’s disconnections were found to have contributed to customer deaths.
“I will make myself available to answer your questions and will bring with me the appropriate senior subject matter experts,” he wrote. “I do, however, respectfully request additional time to fully prepare the answers to your extensive questions.”