Arizona Corporation Commission Presses Forward with New Energy Policies and Potential Updates to Energy Rules

by Michael W. Patten Over the past two years, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has been considering how to address the rapidly changing electric energy landscape.  Through a variety of proceedings, the ACC is reviewing existing energy-related rules, considering (and … Continue reading

Tagged , , , ,

Share this Article:

Arizona Corporation Commission Adopts Milestone Code of Ethics, Including a Lobbyist Registration Requirement

by Michael W. Patten After a year of development, including workshops and public input, the Arizona Corporation Commission has adopted its first Code of Ethics. The Commission believes that its new Code is the most comprehensive in the country for … Continue reading

Tagged ,

Share this Article:

The Arizona Corporation Commission’s Landmark Proposed Energy Modernization Plan

by Raymond S. Heyman On January 30, 2018, Commissioner Andy Tobin submitted an expansive Proposed Energy Modernization Plan in Arizona Corporation Commission, Docket No. E-00000Q-16-0289. This docket, the “Review, Modernization and Expansion of the Arizona Renewable Energy Standards and Tariff … Continue reading

Tagged , , ,

Share this Article:

Arizona Corporation Commission Making Progress on New Utility Policies Affecting Water Loss, CIAC and CC&Ns

by Michael W. Patten The Arizona Corporation Commission is addressing new policies that could affect a variety of regulated utilities in Arizona in the near future. The policies are intended to provide guidance on issues that are often points of … Continue reading

Tagged , , ,

Share this Article:

Arizona Corporation Commission Takes a Step Closer to Determining the Value of Distributed Generation for Arizona

by Michael W. Patten On October 7, 2016, the Arizona Corporation Commission’s Hearing Division issued a Recommended Opinion and Order (“ROO”) in the Commission’s Investigation of the Value and Cost of Distributed Generation docket (Docket No. E-00000J-14-0023). The ROO follows an … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , ,

Share this Article:

Arizona Supreme Court Affirms Corporation Commission’s Constitutional Authority

by Timothy J. Sabo The Arizona Supreme Court has affirmed the broad constitutional powers of the Arizona Corporation Commission, in an opinion issued on August 8, 2016. The decision comes in Residential Utility Consumer Office v. Arizona Corporation Commission, a … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , ,

Share this Article:

Arizona Corporation Commission Issues New Water Policies

by Timothy J. Sabo Water is essential to Arizona. Hundreds of thousands of Arizonans are served by privately-owned water companies regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).  There are hundreds of these companies.  They range widely in size, financial condition, … Continue reading

Tagged , , , ,

Share this Article:

To “SIB” or Not to “SIB” – That Is the Question on How to Timely Fund Necessary Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements

by Jason Gellman Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Survey showed that $271 billion is needed for the Nation’s Wastewater Infrastructure, including for investor-owned utilities regulated by state public utility commissions.  The U.S. EPA is currently conducting a survey for water … Continue reading

Tagged , ,

Share this Article: