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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
October 22, 2020
AriSEIA Updates
ACC Energy Rules Decision:
At their last Open Meeting, the ACC voted 4-1 to increase the energy efficiency standard that was first approved in 2010. This is great news for solar+storage and Arizona! The Commissioners will discuss the energy rules further at a Contingent Open Meeting on October 29. Click here to read more about this important development, and stay tuned for more updates.
Election Reminders:
If you have yet to register to vote, a federal judge granted a last-minute extension to register. The new and current deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. TOMORROW October 23, 2020. If you do not know the status of your voter registration, please check here. If you are not registered to vote, please do so hereOctober 23rd is also the last day to request a ballot by mail or to sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List. If you do vote by mail, please mail your ballot as soon as possible and no later than Tuesday, October 27th. If you are unable to mail your ballot back by Tuesday, October 27, you should return it to any voting location or secure ballot-drop box in your county by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Most importantly, election day is Tuesday, November 3rd and all ballots (in-person or dropped off) must be received by 7 p.m.
ICYMI - Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Series:
Thank you to those who joined us for our ACC candidate series forums with Anna Tovar, Bill Mundell, and Shea Stanfield! Please click here to view our discussion with Bill Mundell and candidate questionnaires from Anna Tovar and Shea Stanfield. AriSEIA will continue to keep you updated on developments in this important election.
APS General Rate Case:
AriSEIA is still looking for members to join our APS General Rate Case Steering Committee! If you're interested, please contact Court Rich with any questions.

AriSEIA Member Toolkit:
If you are an AriSEIA member and have not received the Member Toolkit, please contact membership@arisiea.org to request the link. The toolkit contains assets you can use to promote your involvement in the organization, share the work we're doing, invite others to join, and more. The toolkit also includes important links and information for members, like details on dues and our referral plan. Thanks for helping us advance solar + energy storage in sunny Arizona!
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Solar Industry Updates
SEIA Statement on White House Solar Tariff Proclamation
Earlier this month, the White House announced results for the midterm review of the Section 201 tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. Click here to read a statement from SEIA.
Notable Dates:

  • October 29 - ACC Meeting to Discuss Energy Rules

  • ο»ΏNovember 3 - Election Day

  • November 4 & 5 - ACC Open Meeting

  • November 9 -  APS Rebuttal Testimony Due in APS Rate Case (View Docket)
Local and National Updates
Arizona regulators give OK to requiring more energy efficiency from utilities
After four years of discussion, debate, workshops and multiple failed attempts, Arizona's energy regulators on Wednesday gave initial approval to a new requirement for electric utilities to boost their energy-efficiency programs.
Solar project development speeding up in Arizona, with thousands of acres in play
Demands for renewable energy are driving the need for more solar plants, and some major developments across Arizona are aiming to keep up with the growing demand. Two recently leased projects cover nearly 4,000 acres.
Celebrating the Latinx/Hispanic Workers that Make the Solar Industry Great
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally affected the finances and health of Hispanic and Latinx Americans, with millions of jobs lost and little economic relief. As the economy recovers from the worst impacts of the pandemic, the U.S. solar industry is poised to help the country rebuild better and create a massive workforce that is diverse, equitable and provides opportunities for all Americans.
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