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05 Oct
APS officially moves to Value of Solar
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Arizona    
Author : Christian Roselund
Adoption Year : 2017
Arizona regulators have put into place the deal cut between Arizona's solar industry and Arizona's Public Service , as part of the utility rate case
29 Sep
Why APS Can't Keep Subsidizing Solar
Friday, September 29, 2017
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Arizona    
Author : Barbra Lockwood
Adoption Year : 2016
A net metering subsidy was useful to get the solar market in Arizona off the ground, but now it is causing non-solar customers to pay more than they should for electricity. It is time for Arizona to adopt new regulation that values solar in an equitable manner for all customers.
20 Apr
The art of the compromise: Inside the APS solar rate design settlement
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Arizona    
Author : Krysti Shallenberger
Adoption Year : 2017
Until last week, Arizona was the last place where you would expect a compromise over rooftop solar policy. The state’s major utilities and solar companies have battled over compensation rates for rooftop solar (a policy known as retail net metering) for the past five years. And though those debates are common across the U.S., Arizona attracted national attention for bitter regulatory election cycles and accusations of dark money and corruption.
21 Oct
Arizona needs a full analysis of rooftop solar benefits
Friday, October 21, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Policy Positions    
State : Arizona    
Author : Joe Wellinghoff
Adoption Year : 2016
There is a simple way for the state’s regulators at the Arizona Corporation Commission to end this back and forth: undertake a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, conducted by an impartial third party group, that will finally look at the full range of benefits that rooftop solar provides to all Arizonans.
11 Oct
Recommendation of Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian to the Arizona Corporation Commission
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Arizona    
Author : Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian
Adoption Year : 2016
Recommendation and Order of the Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian to the Arizona Corporation Commission in the Matter of the Commission's Investigation of Value and Cost of Distributed Generation. The Order also touched on the issue of Net Metering.
11 Oct
Recommendation of Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian to the Arizona Corporation Commission
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Arizona    
Author : Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian
Adoption Year : 2016
Recommendation and Order of the Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian to the Arizona Corporation Commission in the Matter of the Commission's Investigation of Value and Cost of Distributed Generation. The Order also touched on the issue of Net Metering.
12 Sep
Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives
Monday, September 12, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    California    Connecticut    Florida    Georgia    Illinois    Louisiana    Maine    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    North Carolina    
Author : Consumer Energy Alliance, Report prepared by: Borlick Associates, LLC
Adoption Year : 2016
From the Executive Summary: To stimulate renewable energy development, governments at the local, state and federal level have provided a myriad of incentives for residential electricity customers who install solar panels on their roofs, some of which overlap. The combined effect of these incentives is quite substantial – particularly in light of the dramatic decline in the cost of solar panels that has recently occurred. This report aims to inform policymakers by quantifying the total incentives as a percentage of the installed cost of a ty
12 Sep
Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives
Monday, September 12, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    California    Connecticut    Florida    Georgia    Illinois    Louisiana    Maine    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    North Carolina    
Author : Consumer Energy Alliance, Report prepared by: Borlick Associates, LLC
Adoption Year : 2016
From the Executive Summary: To stimulate renewable energy development, governments at the local, state and federal level have provided a myriad of incentives for residential electricity customers who install solar panels on their roofs, some of which overlap. The combined effect of these incentives is quite substantial – particularly in light of the dramatic decline in the cost of solar panels that has recently occurred. This report aims to inform policymakers by quantifying the total incentives as a percentage of the installed cost of a ty
09 Aug
Comment for FTC Workshop Examining Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in the Rooftop Solar Business
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Resource Type : Misc
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : @National    Arizona    
Author : Mark Brnovich - Office of the Arizona Attorney General
Adoption Year : 2016
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office submits this comment to outline the consumer protection issues encountered in Arizona regarding the rooftop solar industry and the steps taken by this office to address such issues. Although solar technology has the potential to provide many benefits to consumers, misrepresentations about rooftop solar are regrettably common. Because Arizona is fortunate to have abundant year-round sunshine, many rooftop solar businesses look to do business in Arizona. This has positioned the Arizona Attorney General’s Offi
04 Aug
2013 Updated Solar PV Value Report
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    
Author : SAIC
Adoption Year : 2013
This Report is presented in three sections. Section 1 describes the objectives of the 2013 Updated Solar PV Value Report, summarizes key assumptions, and provides an overview of the foundational elements of the 2009 Study (Distributed Renewable Energy Operating Impacts and Valuation Study). Section 2 presents the methodologies used in the analysis of the projected solar PV systems and underlying support for the updated solar PV value assessment which is summarized in Section 3.
04 Aug
The Benefits and Costs of Solar Distributed Generation for Arizona Public Service, re: Docket no. E-00000J-14-0023
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    Policy Positions    
State : Arizona    
Author : B. Thomas Beach - The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC)
Adoption Year : 2016
This testimony responds to the Commission's request that parties file proposals on how to value distributed generation resources in Arizona.There is a developing consensus in the utility industry on the best practices for designing benefit-cost analyses of net metering and distributed resources, a consensus which draws upon the similar analyses which have become standard practice for other types of demand-side resources. These analyses assess the benefits and costs of these resources from multiple perspectives, including those of the principal
13 Apr
Utilities Want Solar Customers to Pay More
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    California    Hawaii    
Author : Cassandra Sweet
Adoption Year : 2013
Uses California, Hawaii, and Arizona as examples of states where VOS is being disputed. Gives arguments from both sides.
13 Apr
Utilities Want Solar Customers to Pay More
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    California    Hawaii    
Author : Cassandra Sweet
Adoption Year : 2013
Uses California, Hawaii, and Arizona as examples of states where VOS is being disputed. Gives arguments from both sides.
13 Apr
True Value of Arizona Solar, By the Numbers
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    
Author : Herman Trabish, Greentech Media
Adoption Year : 2013
News article containing VOS research pertaining to Arizona, including a comparison of several studies on Arizona.
13 Apr
TEP drops net metering reform push, will wait for rate case
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    
Author : Herman Trabish
Adoption Year : 2015
This article discusses Arizona Corporation Commission's recommendation to determine Tuscson Electric Power's request for lower net-metering payments in a rate case rather than in a stand alone docket.
08 Apr
Attorneys: Using Solar Tariffs to Replace Net Metering Could Create Tax Headaches
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Tax Issues    
State : Arizona    
Author : Herman Trabish
Adoption Year : 2013
Discusses all opinions on Arizona's plan to allow for zeroed out bills for solar customers and feed-in tariffs/VOS tariff. Several well-respected law firms side with utilities, saying that it will create tax problems for non-solar customers
08 Apr
APS - solar industry at odds on value of power from rooftop units
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    
Author : Ryan Randazzo
Adoption Year : 2013
Article comparing the studies on value of solar produced by the solar industry and the Arizona Public Service Co.
31 Mar
Public Comment Letter of the Alliance for Solar Choice re Application of Arizona Public Service Company for Approval of Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions, Docket No. E-01345A-13-0248
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Opposition Item    Tax Issues    
State : Arizona    
Author : The Alliance for Solar Choice
Adoption Year : 2013
A letter addressing the tax consequences of the Application of Arizona Public Service Company for Approval of Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions. The letter with attached memorandum confirms Arizona Public Service Company's requirement will essentially exchange federal tax credits for federal taxes, reversing the existing flow of money into Arizona. Moreover, payments received by an APS customer under the Company's proposal will likely increase the customer's taxable gross income. The Alliance for Solar Choice entered the memorandum into the
31 Mar
Distributed Renewable Energy Operating Impacts and Valuation Study for Arizona Public Service
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    
Author : R.W. Beck Inc, Energized Solutions LLC, Phasor Energy Company Inc, Summit Blue Consulting LLC
Adoption Year : 2009
Study evaluating the costs and benefits to the Arizona Public Service from solar distributed energy technologies.
31 Mar
Distributed Energy and Net Metering Technical Conference: Arizona
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Arizona    
Author : Power Pundits LLC
Adoption Year : 2013
The Arizona Corporation Commission ordered the Arizona Public Service to conduct multi-session technical conference to evaluate the costs and benefits of the Distributed Renewable Energy and Net Metering as part of the Arizona Public Service Company Renewable Standard 2013 Implementation Plan.  The Agenda for the workshop was stated as follows: discuss opportunities for alignment, energy subsidies, solar value studies from around the US, and SAIC's distributed energy model and analysis