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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
August 27, 2020
AriSEIA Updates
Today: Virtual Discussion on Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities
AriSEIA will be hosting a virtual discussion on the Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities today, August 27 at 2 p.m. This is a member only engagement designed to solicit input and discuss issues related to the utilities’ released Interconnection Manual filings. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have a meaningful discussion and provide input on this key issue. We have sent members an email with instructions for joining the meeting. If you are a member and did not receive this email, please let us know at membership@ariseia.org.
Act Now: Final Days to Save with our Summer Membership Special!
Now more than ever, the solar+storage industry needs leaders like you to help renewable energy thrive in our sunny state. Sign up to become an AriSEIA member by August 31 to receive 20% off membership! Click here to learn more about our various membership levels, and email us at membership@ariseia.org with any questions. 
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 Stacey 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
Urge Congress to #RebuildBetter:
We need your help urging Congress to include smart renewable energy policies to help our nation #RebuildBetter. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to send a message to our nation’s leaders in support of policies that will help save jobs and support solar businesses. Click here for more ways to get involved.
Notable Dates:
  • August 27 (Today) - AriSEIA Virtual Discussion: Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities

  • August 31 - Final Day of AriSEIA Summer Membership Special

  • September 1 - ACC Telephonic Public Comment on APS Rate Case

  • September 22 & 23 - ACC Open Meeting

Local and National Updates
Renewables account for 57% of new U.S. generating capacity in first half of 2020
Data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) states that renewable energy sources (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydropower) dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions in the first half of 2020.
How the Energy Storage Industry Responded to the Arizona Battery Fire
Arizona Public Service’s battery fire could have slowed the U.S. storage market. That hasn’t happened. The energy storage industry didn't wait for the outcome of Arizona Public Service's year-long investigation into the battery fire that injured four firefighters in April 2019 to start improving the safety of grid batteries.
64 mayors sign letter urging Congress to extend solar tax credits
A bipartisan coalition of 64 mayors, representing 25 states across the country, joined with Environment America to call on Congress to take action on clean energy, urging members to extend solar and wind energy tax credits; expand incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency; and create new tax credits for energy storage projects.
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