PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona’s largest electricity utility is offering to
withdraw a proposed fee increase for solar customers and instead submit
to a review of the actual costs for it to serve solar customers.
Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) said in a filing with state regulators Friday
that it instead wants the results of a hearing on the actual costs of
providing power to be used when it submits an overall rate case next
APS said in a statement that its fee request had been “turned into
political theater” by attacks from solar leasing companies.
Arizona Corporation Commissioners who must decide the case have been
bombarded with conflict of interest complaints since August’s decision
to consider APS’s requested “grid access charge” increase.
APS wanted the monthly solar fee boosted from $5 to $21.
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