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Some Arizona electric companies are shutting off the power despite emergency rule

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

A policy change allows customers to keep their air conditioners and other appliances running during the hot months By Ryan Randazzo and Riley Murdock | Arizona Republic  The temperature was forecast to hit 103 degrees in the city of Maricopa on Friday, but in the morning Terah Hamilton’s electric company told her they would shut […]

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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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Tribes putting energy into economic development

Posted by   /  April 2, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia AZBigMedia Many tribes are looking for ways to diversify industry in their Nations or Communities. Knowing that the cost of utilities can be a deciding factor in business attraction efforts, some tribes have taken the innovative step of forming their own electrical, water, and/or telecom/broadband utilities. Building utility infrastructure takes substantial capital investment and […]

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Arizona utility regulators spar over emergency water measures

Posted by   /  May 20, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

Ryan Randazzo, The Republic | azcentral.com Arizona’s utility regulators agree that ongoing drought threatens hundreds of small water companies in the state, but they disagreed Thursday over how quickly they need to reform the industry. The Arizona Corporation Commission regulates 256 water companies in the state, and 18 of them have faced emergencies in the […]

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Utility drops bid to have all residential customers pay demand charge

Posted by   /  April 26, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times A small utility that serves parts of rural Arizona is dropping its bid for new controversial rates for all residential customers, but keeping its plan to move solar customers onto those rates. UniSource Electric Services, which serves about 90,000 customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties, wanted all […]

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