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APS won’t spend money on political campaigns for Arizona Corporation Commission, company CEO says

Posted by   /  January 14, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

APS won’t spend money on political campaigns for Arizona Corporation Commission, company CEO says  Jeff Guldner at the 2019 Arizona Technology Innovation Summit at The Duce in Phoenix./ Gage Skidmore via Flickr By Ryan Randazzo |  Arizona Republic  Arizona Public Service Co.’s new chief executive, Jeff Guldner, told state regulators on Tuesday that the company will […]

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APS will give $25 to customers who were on wrong rate plan, plus reimbursements

Posted by   /  December 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

New APS CEO Jeff Guldner begins statement by apologizing to customers impacted by faulty rate comparison tool./Pool By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  After regulators demanded to know how Arizona Public Service Co. misguided thousands of customers about their cheapest energy rate plan, company officials said Wednesday they will credit those people $25 for their […]

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APS customer bills were turning up online, but company says no data breach

Posted by   /  December 9, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

The customer bills showing up online was discovered by APS customer Steve Neil, who was searching Google for information about certain charges on his own bill. By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  An odd glitch involving the electronic-billing system at Arizona Public Service Co. resulted in nine customers’ bills from March 2017 showing up online, […]

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Corporation commissioner suggests punishing APS for giving bad advice to Arizona customers

Posted by   /  November 21, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

State utility regulator Boyd Dunn July 10, 2019, at the Corporation Commission. Dunn wants changes to ethics rules to disqualify commissioners from voting on matters when they have received campaign help from someone involved in the case. /Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  A frustrated utility regulator is suggesting […]

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West Valley farmers fight APS attempt to take water for nuclear plant

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

Buckeye farmland By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Arizona Public Service Co. has applied to pump “poor-quality” groundwater from the West Valley that the company says Buckeye farmers are wasting. But the farmers say the water is neither poor nor wasted. APS wants to take some of the high-saline water from underground and test whether […]

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Utility regulators scold APS boss, suggest plot to disrupt commission, ‘purchase’ officials

Posted by   /  September 4, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Utility regulators scolded the CEO of Arizona Public Service Co. on Wednesday for his company’s role in shutting off power to customers who don’t pay, funding elections for the company’s own regulators and a variety of other issues. Don Brandt, the CEO of APS and its parent company, Pinnacle […]

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Regulators close complaint against APS, leave utility rates unchanged for now

Posted by   /  July 11, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Activist Stacey Champion said she was not surprised by the outcome and was motivated to continue her work to challenge the state’s biggest utility./YouTube By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Utility regulators on Wednesday ended a challenge to the controversial rate hike Arizona Public Service Co. enacted in 2017 that drew thousands of customer complaints […]

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APS settled claims for 2 customers who died after their power was shut off

Posted by   /  July 3, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Credit: Phoenix Business Journal By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Arizona Public Service Co. settled claims for two customers who died after their power was shut off. Arizona Public Service Co. has been sued twice in the last decade when customers died after their power was cut because they didn’t pay their bills, the company […]

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After heat-related death, Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Arizona needs power shutoff law

Posted by   /  June 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he supports enacting a law to prevent power cutoffs in hot weather, following the report of a woman who died in the heat after her power was cut off in Sun City West. Seventy-two-year-old Stephanie Pullman died in part from exposure to the […]

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APS staying out of Arizona Corporation Commission races so far

Posted by   /  October 30, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo,| Arizona Republic So far this year, Arizona Public Service Co. has mostly stayed out of the Corporation Commission elections, while the League of Conservation Voters — a nationwide environmental advocacy group — is spending $4 million to support Democrats. The lack of spending from APS, should it continue, is a marked change […]

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