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The art of the compromise: Inside the APS solar rate design settlement

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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.