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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
September 25, 2020
Dear members,

It was a very busy week for AriSEIA and renewable energy policy in Arizona! In case you missed it, at AriSEIA’s request, and in light of the impacts of COVID-19, the ACC voted not to step down the RCP rate this year. Commissioners decided to take the matter up again next year. This means that new customers will continue to get the current RCP rates in UNS, TEP, and APS service territories until next fall at the earliest. You can read more about that decision here.

The Renewable Energy Standards were also up again all day yesterday at ACC, ended with no movement, and a suggestion they may come back on Monday with amendments that could get the three needed votes to move some things forward. Reporter Ryan Randazzo did a play by play of the meeting in case you're interested in reading his thread (just scroll down for yesterday's coverage).

We will keep you all updated, and please help us to continue to grow our membership as there's power in numbers (pun intended) :-).

At your service,
Nicole LaSlavic 
AriSEIA Executive Director
AriSEIA Updates
Next Week: Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Series Continues
Thank you to those who joined us for our first two ACC candidate series forums with Anna Tovar and Bill Mundell! The next candidate in the series is Shea Stanfield on September 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Click here to learn more, and click here to register. This series is open to AriSEIA members as well as the public.
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
SEIA Sets Domestic Renewable Energy Manufacturing Capacity Target
SEIA recently announced a new target of 100 GW of domestic renewable energy manufacturing capacity by 2030, with a particular focus on solar, wind, and energy storage technologies. Click here to learn more, and click here to read SEIA's new report, The Solar+ Decade & American Renewable Energy Manufacturing: 100 GW by 2030.
Notable Dates:
  • September 25 - ACC Telephonic Public Comment on APS Rate Case (Learn More)

  • September 28 - Special ACC Open Meeting on APS battery incident + APS flawed rate comparison tool report. (Agenda Here.)

  • September 30 - ACC Telephonic Public Comment on APS Rate Case (Learn More)

  • October 13 & 14 - ACC Open Meeting

Local and National Updates
SEIA Continues Fight Against Unlawful PURPA Rules
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a petition for review with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of FERC Order No. 872, which unlawfully discourages the development of qualifying facilities (QF) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). 
Arizona Corporation Commission has three open seats in 2020
The Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates and sets rates for private utilities in Arizona, has three open seats in 2020. The five-member commission is one of only a handful in the US that is both elected rather than appointed and enshrined in the state's constitution. 
Utility Solar Market Drives Q2 Growth as Pandemic Causes Drop in Rooftop Solar Installations
The U.S. solar market installed 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Q2 2020, a drop of 6% from Q1 installations. At the same time, utility-scale solar remained resilient despite the Covid-19 pandemic, representing 71% of all new solar capacity brought online in Q2.
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