Arizona regulatory judge recommends approval of APS solar settlement

  Dive Brief: An administrative law judge for the Arizona Corporation Commission recommended regulators approve a settlement between solar companies and Arizona Public Service Co. in the utility’s ongoing rate case. If approved, both sides pledged in a separate agreement not to undermine it through outside advocacy tactics. Under the agreement, new rooftop solar customers will be paid $0.129/kWh for exported energy, and the rate would decline no more than 10% annually. Customers would lock in their export rates for 10 years from the time they sign up. The agreement also includes a variety of rate design options for rooftop…

10 Important Things To Know About the APS Rate Case and Deadline

An upcoming decision from Arizona’s utility regulators will change how solar customers are paid for their power, how much it costs to refuse a “smart meter,” what hours will be more expensive to use power and a host of other policies. The Arizona Corporation Commission is expected to vote on the rate case for Arizona Public Service Co. in August, though it has not formally been placed on an agenda.  APS has more than 1 million customers who will be affected by the vote.  APS and several parties in the case have already agreed to a rate hike of $6…

APS Rush – Rate Change Deadline Pushed

Original Article By Az Family PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Steve Rust just had solar panels installed on his North Phoenix home. The Valley grandfather had been thinking about going solar for quite a while but decided this was the time to do it, with APS planning to change its solar rates this summer. “That had everything to do with it, because without the current plan that we are able to be grandfathered in on, it may not be worth going solar in the future,” said Rust. “The rate changes are that great.” A few months back, APS got the go-ahead from…