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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
June 3, 2021
Dear members,

AriSEIA is looking to fill a position on our Board of Directors. This position is to fill the remainder of a vacated seat for years 2021, 2022 and 2023. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, the process is simple. Please send me an email at Nicole@ariseia.org declaring your interest in the Board position by 5:00 pm Monday, June 14, 2021. Please include a short bio and why you would like to serve on the Board. 

Lastly, I along with the rest of the Board would like to thank Jessica Reinhardt with Sunrun for her many years of dedication to the AriSEIA Board of Directors. The work that Jessica has done for the industry is invaluable and her presence on the Board will be missed. Collectively, the association and industry thanks you.  

Don’t forget to email me with your interest in serving on the Board. 

As always - at your service,

Nicole LaSlavic 
AriSEIA Executive Director
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On May 26th, the Arizona Corporation Commission reconsidered and passed a Clean Energy Rules package similar to a measure that was rejected by the Commissioners in early May. In a 3-2 vote, Democratic Commissioners Sandra Kennedy and Anna Tovar were joined by Republican Jim O’Conner in supporting the package. 

The energy rules package includes 100% carbon-free energy in Arizona by 2070. And unlike the rules package that failed in early May, the carbon reductions are requirements and not goals. 

Revised carbon emissions reductions levels by the following:
• 50% by December 31, 2032
• 65% by December 31, 2040
• 80% by December 31, 2050
• 95% by December 31, 2060
• 100% by December 31, 2070

Most importantly, the passed rules retained all the beneficial policies and requirements around storage and distributed storage that AriSEIA advocated for. Specifically, the rules include a 35% energy efficiency requirement, which is the nation’s first distributed storage/solar requirement, preferential treatment for energy procurement from coal-impacted communities and tribes, as well as a complete rewrite of the IRP rules that will require the Commission to approve, rather than acknowledge a preferred portfolio of resources. 

The passage of the Energy Rules reflects a significant win for ratepayers, for the people of Arizona and for the Solar Energy Industry.  
Notable Dates:
NEW DATE! May 24th Interconnections meeting has been CHANGED.

Our meeting with with SRP representatives from grid operations/interconnection engineering, standards and customer programs has been changed. Please see updated meeting info below. 

Topic: SRP Interconnection Standards - Feedback from AriSEIA
New Time: Jun 16, 2021 01:00 PM Arizona

Meeting ID: 851 6132 4403
Passcode: 775203

Local and National Updates
Clean energy 'goals' won't make Arizona competitive. Newly passed requirements will
The Corporation Commission took a historic step last week to advance Arizona into a clean energy future. We passed a new set of energy rules setting clean energy standards that are in the best interest of our state, our citizens, the economy and the environment.
Solar 101: The obvious… and not so obvious… state solar incentives
The next step in our Solar 101 series is to look at state-level incentives that can make a big difference in your project’s financial prospects. Multiple revenue streams affect the payback period of a solar power project. If you live in a state without solar incentives, then this article might apply less to your project.
Solar-plus-batteries chosen to replace 522MW Nevada coal plant
Nevada utility NV Energy has proposed building two large-scale solar-plus-storage plants to replace a coal plant as part of the company’s triennial Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) filing. 
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