What is happening
Monopoly utility Arizona Public Service (APS) is seeking to maintain an unfair extra charge on solar customers.
APS customers on the Saver Choice plan who have a typical solar panel system are forced to pay approximately $80 per year more, just for having solar. Solar owners with larger systems pay even more. This is not only unfair, it’s also unnecessary.
An independent judge at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) overseeing the APS rate case found this charge is likely unjustified. But the increased rates for solar owners still stand.
The ACC is considering changes to the rate structure. It will vote on changes on October 25. Commissioners are considering an amendment that would remove the unfair charge.
Tell commissioners that APS should encourage people to go solar, not make it harder with unjustified fees that make going solar less affordable. Solar owners must be treated fairly.