Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the solar developers that prevailed on this issue
By David Wichner | Arizona Daily
Arizona could see a surge in renewable energy projects built by non-utility operators following a ruling this week by the Arizona Corporation Commission.
The commission at its open meeting on Tuesday amended state rules governing utility purchases of power from qualifying non-utility operators of small renewable energy plants, required under a 1978 federal law.
The new rule requires Tucson Electric Power Co. and other state-regulated utilities to sign long-term contracts of at least 18 years with owners of smaller solar, wind and other renewable energy projects.