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Employee alleges racial discrimination, ‘political bullying’ by Arizona Public Service

Posted by   /  September 7, 2019  /  Employment Law, Featured News  /  No Comments

Protesters against APS gathered earlier this summer outside Phoenix Art Museum./ Elizabeth Whitman By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times In a damning complaint filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission, a self-identified Arizona Public Service employee said that the utility bullies its employees to vote in line with its interests, discriminates against minorities, and prioritizes […]

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Commission could seek answers on APS spending in secretary of state race

Posted by   /  September 3, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Steve Benson By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Why did Arizona Public Service spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to help a corporation commissioner’s son get elected secretary of state? It’s an unanswered question that’s still lingering from the utility company’s secret election spending binge from 2014. And it’s a question that the […]

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Regulators want answers on APS summer disconnections

Posted by   /  August 30, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt will be on the hot seat September 4 when utility regulators are expected to probe further into the company’s disconnection practices and the death of a Sun City West woman whose power was cut off.  Brandt has already answered in writing a slew […]

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APS CEO Don Brandt breaks silence, agrees to appear before regulators

Posted by   /  July 29, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

“I will make myself available to answer your questions and will bring with me the appropriate senior subject matter experts,” Brandt wrote./Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt/ YouTube 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 […]

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Commissioners press Don Brandt with questions

Posted by   /  July 22, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The ACC’s Sandra Kennedy made clear Thursday that she wants to hear directly from Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt. Commissioner Boyd Dunn is at left./Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators ratcheted up their demand for answers from the head of […]

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Energy regulators want APS CEO Don Brandt to show up at next meeting

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

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators on Thursday invited the top executive of Arizona Public Service to answer questions at next month’s Arizona Corporation Commission meeting with the clear implication that, if he doesn’t come willingly they, will force the issue. Don Brandt “It’s time, past time, that […]

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APS CEO Don Brandt to receive award after woman’s death revealed

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Pinnacle West CEO Don Brandt/YouTube By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times One can only wonder how it must feel to be Don Brandt. To sit at the helm of a powerful and, apparently, untouchable company. To take home more than $12 million in compensation last year alone. To have the luxury of remaining silent, […]

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On 107-degree day, APS cut power to Stephanie Pullman’s home. She didn’t survive [UPDATE]

Posted by   /  June 13, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Last year, 182 people in Maricopa County died from heat-related causes./maliciousmonkey via Flickr By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times If Arizona Public Service hadn’t cut off her electricity last September, Stephanie Pullman might still be alive today. On August 23, 2018, the utility mailed a warning letter to the 72-year-old’s home in Sun City […]

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Arizona Corporation Commission order new trial over APS electricity rates

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

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic State utility regulators on Tuesday launched a new inquiry into the rates and profits at Arizona Public Service Co. after almost two years of customer complaints and a formal challenge to the company’s prices. The opening of a new rate case could take more than a year to resolve […]

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APS claims customer rates don’t fund its political spending; Rose Law Group Co-Founder, Senior Partner, and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich tells New Times, ‘We all know where that money comes from.’

Posted by   /  April 10, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times From 2013 to 2018, Arizona Public Service and parent company Pinnacle West poured at least $130 million into political spending, charitable contributions, marketing and advertising, lobbying, and sponsorships. None of that money came from customers, APS claimed, as it submitted spending records to the Arizona Corporation Commission on […]

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